Saturday, April 16, 2011

MFW 1st Grade: Week #25

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes the crooked paths will be found out.  ~Proverbs 10:9

The Fiery Furnace
fiery furnace
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were 3 Jewish men taken to Babylon to help King Nebuchadnezzar.  They were faithful to God, and God was to them. 
One day the king had a HUGE gold statue made and ordered all of his men to come and check it out.  The officials decided that everyone should worship the statue and if they didn’t, they would be thrown into the fiery furnace.
The people worshiped as they were told, that is except Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  The king was very upset and threw them into the furnace.  God protected them and they were shielded from the flames.
When they realized the men did not parish, they were taken out of the furnace.  The people of Babylon then realized that God had the power to save.
What did we learn?
Have faith, regardless of what comes your way. 
Big Ladybug made this craft from DLTK.fiery furnace

 This was a cute Veggie Tales movie that went along with the Bible story.

Daniel and the Lion’s Den
(I love this picture!)daniel and lions den
Daniel was originally a prisoner taken to Babylon, and because he was honest and a hard worker, King Darius’ put him in charge of the whole kingdom. 
This made the other men jealous, so they devised a plan in the hopes to hurt Daniel.  They convinced the king to make a law that stated if you prayed to anything other then the king, you would be thrown into the lions den.
The evil men watched Daniel and saw that he continued to pray to his God.  They informed the king and he was upset.  Daniel was breaking his law, but he was the king’s friend and the king did not want to see him harmed.  However, he threw Daniel in the den and told him to pray to his God to protect him.
The next day the king went to the den and pleased to see that Daniel’s God had protected him and he was alive.  The king then ordered the kingdom to worship the God of Daniel.
What did we learn?
We need to live and act in a way that pleases God, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing.
Papa and E stopped by right when they girls were making their lion craft, so they got to join in on the fun!  epapa

We enjoyed this book and movies from the library.

Science with Water:  Frozen Water
We finished up the Science with Water book this week. 
Big Ladybug looked at how ice takes up space, how it floats, why it is slippery, and how it melts. 
Did you know???
American physician and humanitarian John Gorrie built a refrigerator in 1844 with the purpose of cooling air. His refrigerator produced ice which he hung from the ceiling in a basin. Gorrie can be considered the creator of ice cubes, even though his aim was not to cool drinks. Rather, he used the ice to cool the ambient room temperature. During his time, a dominant idea was that bad air quality caused disease. Therefore, in order to help treat sickness, he pushed for the draining of swamps and the cooling of sickrooms. (

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  1. I love the noodles on the lions....that's very creative! Thank you so much for sharing your week with us. Our family has never used MFW's 1st grade, but are currently using CtG, and plan on using 1st in the future.

    Blessings to you & yours,
    (MT homeschool Mom)

  2. Love the noodle lion!!!

    I'm gonna be doing that with mine when I mend them back to health;)

  3. Amazing Bible notebook pages! Beautiful. I love your weekly wrap up. I hadn't thought of doing a craft each week related to our Bible story or stories ... I may have to borrow your great idea! We are also doing MFW1 this year. Blessings!

  4. Bebe your lessons are soooo beautiful. Love the lion mane too.

  5. Good Morning Kattie!

    Everyone's right! Your Highlights are awesome! Have you guys used First's Art (drawing With Children)? I know the TM suggests that for Bible Notebook...I hope to fit it on using Harmony Art Mom's plans.

    I also love that you include a craft (the lions are adorable), we did that the first time around in K with Connor using DLTK. I'm glad to see that another family uses their TV, sometimes I feel like we're the only ones that still watch cartoons (a little:)

    I would be thrilled for you to host the Link Up this me and give me a def answer, and I can throw a post out making the announcement!

    Have a wonderful week!

  6. Hey Kattie! I always love the crafts you throw into 1st! I'm glad I've found your blog so I have a good resource to look back on when I do it again with my youngest. Hope you have a great week! :)


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