Betsy Ross (Ch 12)



Character Lessons:

Jordan continued reading through the FIAR Bible and character lessons. We split up any remaining scripture verses over the rest of the week. I try to give him a “daily Bible bite” to accompany his assigned scripture verses.

Memory Verse:

Jordan memorized I Peter 1:25 while rowing this chapter.


History – The Bible:

In addition to reading about Wycliff in the FIAR manual, I found a wonderful Torchlighter’s mini-movie about William Tyndale.

I printed a few fun worksheets for Jordan to complete about Tyndale’s translation work.

Life Skills – Learning to Ask:

We’ve all heard that “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission”, but that isn’t really true. That is NOT our family’s motto, anyway. We are constantly teaching our kids to communicate better.

We encourage them to come to us with their questions. When they’re unsure about something, come to us and talk about it. When they feel like they’re in trouble, come to us. It is ALWAYS better to approach us than to wait until we approach them. Good communication shows respect, both ways.


Writing and Discussion Question:

We talked about the Bible being the most famous book of all time. Jordan mentioned his thoughts about all the wonderful and exciting stories it contains and I mentioned how it teaches us wisdom. We also talked about how God will ensure it’s passed down to future generations.


Translating and Printing:

Since we were learning about translating the Bible, I thought I would have Jordan look at both the history of printing as well as modern printing technology.

Jordan read a brief overview in The Uncommon History of Common Things about the origins of the printing press, from hand copying to wood blocks to typography to the first printing press.

After reading about the history of the printing press, Jordan read about 3-D printers in The Uncommon History of Common Things 2.

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