"Mrs Mary Mead... attended Fairfield PNEU School near Bristol, which offered training for future missionaries and governesses. Here she came under the influence of an inspirational headmistress, Barbara Lambert, who instilled in her charges a great zest for life and the belief that one should not sit on the sidelines but should 'do something about it.' Mary still remembers at the age of 7 being led on a nature trail to Bourton Coombe and waiting patiently to catch sight of a great spotted woodpecker." (Bristol University commendation on Mrs. Mead's receiving her M.A.)Monday: Samantha the Doll's Birthday
Opening hymn and poem
Old Testament: Book of Numbers, chapters 20-21, the death of Aaron; a battle with the Caananites; the bronze snake. What do we know about Aaron's tomb? Briefer version here. Something about snakes of the desert. What happened to the bronze snake? See 2 Kings 18:4.
How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients, pages 26-27, "Lost in the Desert." How much of the earth's surface do deserts cover? What makes up sand? Why aren't deserts always hot? "What makes a desert a desert isn't sand or sunshine (or even camels), but the lack of one chemical substance..." We also talked about silica gel.
Handicrafts: In Honour of Samantha and 1904: sewing and other special things this week
French Smart 7: Unit 2: Marine Life
English (Scottish) History: Scotland: Over the Border.
Key to Geometry, Booklet 2 (about circles)
Shakespeare's King John
Review lesson from Grammar of Poetry
Baking: mini biscuits with cinnamon-sugar on top (for sand)
Teatime with Samantha: Finish the first chapter of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang