We wrapped up our unit on Jonah this week. It was a fun week that started with the introduction(for Aron) of the letter P and it's phonetic sound.
We started reading about Jonah and how God told him to go to Ninevah to preach God's word to the people so that they could turn away from their wicked ways. We learned about how Jonah acted willfully and was disobedient to God and attempted to flee on a ship. When discussing the storm that God sent to show Jonah that he could not hide, we experimented on several small household items to see what we could blow (like the stormy winds).
Aron made a 'P' out of macaroni while Gabby worked in her workbook. We made pictures of whales in the sea using our shoe tracings as the base for the whale.
We made a craft/game out of paper cups, clothespins, and yarn that let us "catch" Jonah in the whale's mouth.
We threw beanbags ("Jonah") into the laundry basket ("the whale").
We read books about the story.
We went fishing and talked about different kinds of fish, how big the fish must have been for a man to live inside its' belly for three days, and about how the fish felt.
Gabby wasn't too sure about getting near the fish.
We did puzzles.
We built our own Ninevah with blocks.
Gabby continued to work on her vowel phonics skills by listening for the short vowel sounds in the beginning, middle, and the end of words.
It was a fun week (as always!). Next week, we learn about Daniel!
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