Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MFW 1st Grade: Week #24


If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  ~Proverbs 25:21


Elisha and Naaman

Elisha was a great prophet in Israel, who God had given the capability to perform miracles. 

Naaman was a commander in the Syrian army who was brave and had leprosy.  When the Syrian army invaded Israel they captured a girl who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.  She knew of his leprosy and told him to go to the prophet Elisha to be cured. 

Elisha told Naaman to wash seven times in the Jordan River, Naaman thought this was silly.  His servants convinced him to try it and once he did, he was cured.  Naaman then knew that the God of Israel, was the true God.

Naaman and Elisha

What did we learn?

God has the power to heal and that he should get the glory for it.


Big Ladybug watched Bugtime Adventures: Riding for a Fall, The Story of Elisha healing Naaman.




Jonah was a prophet that God wanted to go and warn the city of Nineveh that he was getting ready to punish them.  Instead, Jonah ran from God and boarded a ship that was headed to Spain.

God made the waters very rough and once the sailors learned that it was because of Jonah upsetting God, they threw him overboard.

God then sent a big fish to swallow Jonah.  He stayed in there for three days, praying to God.  Then God commanded the fish to spit him up on the shore.

Jonah then decided to obey God and traveled to Ninevah to warn them.  The people of Ninevah heeded Jonah’s warning, changed their ways, and were saved.


What did we learn?

God is in control, we can not run and hide from him.



Big Ladybug had fun making this Jonah craft

Jonah: A Great Fish Story


This was a cute movie:  Jonah, A Great Fish Story.





Science with Water:  Taking In Water



Big Ladybug collected some different items from around the house to see if they absorb water.  She had fun testing them and seeing how water can climb upward.



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For fun Big Ladybug has been reading  the Keeker series.  She just finished the second book and seems to really enjoy them.



Did You Know???

Why fingers and toes wrinkle in the bathtub?

The outermost layer of the skin swells when it absorbs water. It is tightly attached to the skin underneath, so it compensates for the increased area by wrinkling.


Check out what others are doing in MFW at A Heart Like Water.


  1. Love her artwork. It's hard to believe she is only in first grade. Great job little one.

  2. Love the whale! What fine art work!!!


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