The Bible is the Inspired Word of God. This week in the Gentleness Fruit Stand, we learned more about scripture being the “Inspired Word of God”. We investigated synonyms for the word inspired. Words such as “motivated”, “guided”, “encouraged”, “influenced”, and “prompted” were words that came up in our research and discussion. When we studied scriptures from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, we found that all “scripture is given by inspiration”. We decided that the most fitting definition of inspired was “God- breathed“. We focused on the fact every word God breathes is filled with His nature and character. His words are filled with life, understanding, and perfection! During Chapel this week, we were privileged to meet real- live Missionaries from the countries of New Zealand, Belgium, and the United Kingdom (London)! We asked questions and learned so much about their lives and about the customs of the countries in which they serve.
Our Math studies took us to the world of “rounding“. We brainstormed reasons that we would need to “round” or “estimate” numbers with decimals. We decided that rounding decimals is used primarily when shopping for groceries or items at a department store. We practiced rounding decimals to the nearest…whole number, nearest tenth, nearest hundredth, and nearest thousandth. Wow, what a work-out!
We took our second test on the novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. As our study of the novel progresses, we are seeing many character traits unfolding. This week, we constructed our own individual double- bubble maps to compare and contrast character traits with the main characters.
In Social Studies this week, we continued our study of geography by playing games with Latitude and Longitude. It is a difficult skill to master, but we are associating it with a popular game we know about called “Battleship”. We played a game called “Message in a Bottle”, in which we tried to rescue castaways from deserted islands. We had to locate the islands by their coordinates of latitude and longitude.
We’ve learned so much this week! And… we’ve had great ATTITUDES!