Category Archives: Language Arts

Grade 3 – Second Old Testament Block

 3rd grader’s Cain and Abel drawing and sentence. Mom’s Cain and Abel drawing. 3rd grader’s Abraham and Isaac. This drawing was inspired by a pencil drawing in Live Ed. Mom’s Abraham and Isaac. I did not get very far on … Continue reading

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Grade 3 Old Testament: Creation

It has been delightful to explore the Old Testament with another child. I have used some ideas from Christopherus Old Testament Stories Manual and Live Ed’s Teaching Hebrew Culture helpful, but the most important part of this block… the stories, … Continue reading

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Anansi the Spider – Grade 2 – Weeks 1 and 2

This month I used the stories of Anansi for our Language Arts block. The Anansi spider stories are Jamaican folk tales that can probably be classified as trickster tales and animal fables. These stories were an unusual departure from the … Continue reading

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Anansi the Spider – Grade 2 – Weeks 3 and 4

This week we continued reading our Anansi the Spider stories, and we decided to draw a story called “Anansi’s Special Postman” from Donna Simmon’s curriculum, which can also be found in this book: West Indian Folk-tales Second grader’s Anansi and … Continue reading

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Norse Watercolor Painting

A few fourth grade wet-on-wet watercolor paintings to share (these ideas came from Live Ed’s fourth grade curriculum): Mom’s Viking Longship. This painting was a real challenge for me! 4th grader’s Viking Longship. This painting was a challenge for her … Continue reading

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Grammar Land – Parts of Speech – Part 2

We have been continuing on our Grammar Land studies! We read about Dr. Verb’s Nominative (subjective) Case. I did not bother doing any writing about the Nominative Case, but we did find the subjects of the verse at the end … Continue reading

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Grammar Land – Parts of Speech

I have been using the wonderful book Grammar-Land by M. L. Nesbitt. I bought the book, but it is available for free at Google books as well. It is a story set in the fairy land called ‘Grammar Land’ where … Continue reading

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