The Boxcar Children, Chapter 9 (BYFIAR)

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Popstar finished Chapter 9 of The Boxcar Children for Beyond Five in a Row for school a few weeks ago.




This one was a little short, we only spent 2 school days on it.

Day One: Popstar read the chapter. Chapter 9 is called “Fun in the Cherry Orchard” and in this chapter, we find the children spending the day picking cherries at Dr. Moore’s house. After a hard days work, they leave with $4 and baskets of cherries. After they leave, the Dr finds out that the children are the grandchildren of a rich man who has placed an ad in the newspaper offering a reward for finding the children, but he does not turn them in right away.

After reading the chapter, Popstar answered her Writing/Discussion Questions in her notebook. After that we moved on to the History and Geography Lesson on Fruit Regions. We learned all about where different kind of fruit trees grow all over the world in the different regions and about the different kinds of fruit trees there are. We also covered the Science Lesson on Orchards, since we were already talking about fruit trees. In this lesson, we learned about how farmers grow fruit trees. We looked up online some maps of where different fruit trees grow.


Day Two:  We went over the Bible lesson about “Greed”. Then we worked on the Language Lesson on Newspapers. I got out an old newspaper and showed Popstar what all is in a newspaper and how to find what you’re looking for. In this electronic age we live in, I think kids are lacking in this area as well as using a Dictionary and Encyclopedia. When we can just “Google” whatever we want, we seem to get lazy and I want to make sure my kids have these basic life skills, so I was glad this lesson was covered!





After that, we went over the Human Relationships lesson on finding your place to help. We talked about how we can all do something to help, but we are all capable of different tasks and we need to find ways that we can be useful.

The last lesson we covered was the Fine Arts lesson on Poetry & Art. I had Popstar write out the poem that was listed in the manual and had her make it look pretty by drawing something beside it that went along with what the poem was about.




So that was about it for Lesson 9. We’re moving onto Lesson 10 next!




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