Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Book Study: The Courage of Sarah Noble

Grades 1-4 Class

This year I've been blessed to teach a couple book study classes at a local homeschool organization.  One class is geared toward grades 1-4, the other grades 4-8.

In the younger class we've read:

Ox Cart Man
The Drinking Gourd
A New Coat for Anna
The Rag Coat
Miss Rumphius
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Courage of Sarah Noble

For each class we've followed a Progeny Press study guide.  This week we finished up The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh.  In addition to the study guide, when we read The Courage of Sarah Noble, we made a Lap Book by following the guide available at Homeschool Share.

Yesterday we finished up our Progeny Press study guide for The Courage of Sarah Noble.  Our class activity was to build our own (edible) log cabins. For every class activity and book we read we also complete the activities here at home.  Today my girlie finished her cabin.

We used small Goldfish cartons.  You can also use small milk cartons.

For the glue, we made a frosting with powdered sugar, a tablespoon of meringue powder and a little water.  It dries fairly quickly and sets well.

We decorated/built our cabins with pretzels, graham crackers and graham sticks.

A 1/2 hour of class time was necessary to complete the project.

Next week is our last week, and as per the request of the students we will again be making Johnny Cakes.

I will miss these littles.  It has been a great year!

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