Popstar finished up Chapter 4 of her Beyond Five in a Row Book, Homer Price for school back in October.
(Please note: This post contains lessons from the FIAR manual, Beyond Volume 1)
Chapter 4 is called “Mystery Yarn” and in this chapter, the county fair is coming up. They end up having a contest to determine who has saved the longest ball of string. It is between two men (Homer’s Uncle and the town Sheriff) and a lady, Miss Terwilliger who wins and she ends up marrying Homer’s uncle in the end!
We spent three school days on this chapter.
Day One: Popstar read the chapter and answered the Writing/Discussion Questions in her notebook. Then we went over the History/Geography lesson on County Fairs and the Human Relations lesson on Frugality. Miss Terwilliger wears the same dress for every special occasion and was a very thrifty lady. So we talked about what being frugal means as well as recycling and making use of things that we would’ve thrown away.
Day Two: Popstar read the Bible lessons, which were about trusting God to supply our needs and remembering that He cares for us always. I had her copy one of the verses in her notebook.
Then we moved on to the Science lesson on Birds’ Eggs. Mrs. Terwilliger’s special dress was robin’s egg blue, so I had her look at some books about bird eggs. These books are some of our favorites on birds:
Day Three: We ended chapter 3 with the two Fine Arts Lessons on Collections and Trees & Leaves. The people in this story were string collectors, so we talked about all the different kinds of things that people collect.
Homer is raking leaves in this story and so we went outside to collect some leaves. The timing was great, because it was right in the middle of the beautiful fall colors. We collected some different leaves and then made a collage using clear contact paper with them. Princess had to get in on this one….
This was a really neat chapter and we truly enjoyed playing with the leaves! Popstar is moving onto Chapter 5 next.
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