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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bella

Superboy and I had a great time reading his novel.
I decided to have him start with his first book report and
begin arranging his thoughts more clearly. We created a
Cereal box report. I took the box and covered with white
paper before hand. To keep the top closed I added some
velcro taps. The front, back and sides of the box were all
assignments assigned to him during his reading. There were
worksheets that go along with the lesson, games and photos
that are stored inside the box.

We also created a worksheet that we used though out
the lesson of problems the children faced and solutions they
came up with to overcome.

Chapters 1-3
Amanda through the first few chapters is always working
in the kitchen so we backed some buscuits. The recipe we
found a

Baking Powder Biscuits (makes about 1 dozen)
1/3 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milkHeat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with pastry blender
until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in just enough milk so dough
leaves side of bowl and rounds up into a ball. (Too much milk make the
dough sticky, not enough makes biscuits dry.)Turn dough onto lightly floured
surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2-inch
biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart for crusty
sides, touching for soft sides. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet.Cheese Biscuits- stir in 1/2 cup
shredded sharp cheese.

I had the idea to take photos while baking and
put the recipe on a spiral ring with photos describing the steps.
However during the process I had baby so couldn't do that
project but did get to bake the biscuits and eat them.

Chapters 4-6

Amanda Describes America as a wonderful place
Mistress Tripet has a different point of view.
Superboy created two posters showing how each
viewed America. Then he put Amandas view on the front
of his cereal box and Wrote " Come to America" on the side
Of the box.

Chapter 7-9

Researched the London Bridge as in the unit study from
homeschool share. Then printed some of the photos and
created post cards that could be sent to Amanda, Meg and
Jemmies Dad in Virgina.

Chapters 10-12
We discussed games the children could play on their
journey. Creating tongue twisters was a lot of fun.
Here are Superboys...

Eddy Ed Ate Eggs on Easter
Bobby bakes Bunny Bouncy balls
Write your own tongue twister-- Prepared Page

Superboy uses a picture of a chest to write
what he would take with him on a long journey if
he could only take 10 items.

Chapters 13-14
Made a list of Characters on the side of his cereal box
and talked about Jesus calming the storms in the bible.

Chapters 16-23
Who has the door knocker? Superboy
Creates games to go along with the mystery on the back of
his cereal box. He creates wordseach as well.


Again we used homeschool shares , tic-tac-toe game boards/markers
to play a review game of our story.

We also created a story board with small squares. Each chapter
was depicted with a small photo and caption.

Comparison worksheet. We used the two circle
method . One circle was Meg, Jemmie, and Amanda
the other was Superboy. How they were alike and was
where the two circles crossed and how they are different
in the wide part of the circles. Here is what we came up with.

I have a mom
There are 7 children in our family
I play a lot
We use a car for transportation

Amanda Med and Jemmy
Their mom died
There are 3 children in their family
They don't play much
They walk as a form of transportation

Dads both work with wood
Both children work hard
Both rode a boat


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