Friday, 16 March 2012

Dreary Wet Days, Call for Art and Indoor Tent Projects

 Well the forecast called for beautiful March Break weather, but the weather has been doing otherwise. The kids made tents, then in the afternoon I took the opportunity to do the flying geese project. I got deeper into the facts as to why geese fly together in a V formation, with some google help. I found out that they do this because it makes it 70% easier for them when they all fly together, because they each create an up draft for one another. Also, because of the placement of their eyes, being on the sides of their head, they can see each other better being slightly to the left or right when they are behind one another. They are so much a team that when one is injured or for some other reason needs to leave the formation and land, two other geese will stay with it until it can take off again, and then they join another formation for easier travel to catch up with the old flock.
 This was a great teaching tool, while I used verses:
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Hebrews 10:2-25
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-22
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ...

We glued verses on construction paper, painted as sky's. And glued little paper birds, in V formations.

For this days M.B.A.H. "cooking class" we made Hamburgers which was my eldest daughters pick. It was supposed to be Veggie Burgers, but to my husbands great dismay (cough) I didn't have black beans on hand for the recipe. So it was tough, but we had to settle for hamburgers (cough). This was by far the easiest recipe with them, but my son would under no circumstances mush the meat together and form patties.

We just mixed some chopped onion, pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, some wheat germ, a little oatmeal, 2 eggs, and a little milk to make these. They were good, between a homemade bun.
 A real hit guys, Grandma even came for her all time favourite: burger.

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