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Friday, November 12, 2010

A fairly easy and smooth day

I absolutely LOVED the devotion today. It started out talking about Ellis Island and all the immigrants that arrived between 1892 and 1924. The immigrants were inspected for signs of disabilities or diseases. The Dr’s were looking for wheezing, coughing, shuffling, limping, and 60 other symptoms. After they passed that inspection they went to the next station. There the inspectors verified 29 bits of information, such as age, occupation, marital status, and destination, in order to determine “social, economic, and moral fitness.” Imagine if we had to go through an inspection before entering heaven. Thankfully, there is only one question that we need to answer when we arrive. Is Jesus your Lord and Savior? For, as the bible tells us, it is by faith in Jesus Christ, in believing that he died for our sins once and for all, that we gain entrance into eternal life. That’s it. Test over.

Today’s math lesson was easier than yesterday’s. It was about adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. This lesson was also a quick one. Yeah, thanks for the math break.

Today we had more fun in science too. We did an experiment with Heresies Kisses to determine whether they endured a chemical or physical change when introduced to heat. One was in JD’s mouth, one outside in the sun, one outside in the sun on a sheet of aluminum foil, and one outside in the shade. Of course the chocolate in JD’s mouth melted quicker, then the foil, then the sun, then the shade. But it was fun do conduct the experiment. We completed three science workbook pages: page 276 (experiment instructions), 277 (record observations sheet), and 279 (chemical reactions.)

We’re so close to finishing the social studies lesson on the history of South America. Today we wrote notes on the “problems of the 19th century” after the wars of independence. One more day of notes and we’ll start planning our travel brouchure for one country in South America.

I cleaned my client’s house today and forgot to bring the language arts lesson. We also still have not gotten to the library so JD did not read today either.

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