We got to eat chocolate today :)! Brendan and Ryan made Brigaderiros which are a Brazilian treat. The boys had fun measuring, mixing, stirring, and rolling the Brigaderiros balls…however, they discovered that it was not their favorite. They both sampled their “treats” and then dug through their Halloween candy instead :). Oh, well! I read some information about Cacao trees while the boys worked. It’s amazing how many interesting plants and animals come from the rainforest – this is my favorite unit so far!
We practiced our memory verse, talked about our prayer card, and read the next chapter in Nate Saint. Our bible reading today was Matthew 7: 1-6 which focuses on judging others. Wow! I have really been struggling with judgement/forgiveness lately. I told the boys that God knew I needed to read those particular verses. We had a great discussion and a great “teachable moment”!
Other highlights of the day:
-learned about common Brazilian foods and read some facts from the Illustrated World Atlas
-covered the difference between apes and monkeys (briefly discussed evolution v/s creationism)
-workbox activities included math, writing, spelling, puzzle, tying/sewing, current events, science, and geography
Verse of the Day: Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7: 3-5