Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Daniel's Duck

I have promised to catch up on some old posts and have not been doing a very good job of that.  It seems forever ago now that we rowed Daniel's Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla.  I actually forgot some of what we did, but here are some pictures of the things I remember.
Amazon's synopsis of this book reads: "Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift."  As with every book we row, Maggie loved the story.  

This story takes place in Tennessee, so, of course our story disk went on Tennessee on our states map.
This book is also about confidence.  After we read, we talked about that and delved into God's Word on that subject.  1 Corinthians 15:58 says, "My dear brothers and sisters, stand firm,  Don't let anything move you.  Always give yourselves completely to the work of the Lord.  Because you belong to the Lord, you know that your work is not worthless" (NIV).

For a snack to go with this book, Mags made a pretzel log and Cheez-it cabin using chocolate frosting as "glue."
Maggie has a silly Daddy.
Maggie's edible cabin!
Cheez-it windows!
Later, for dinner, we made the recipes for this book found in The Five in a Row Cookbook, Chicken Stew (SOOO good!) ...
... and Ham and Cheese Biscuits (page 112).
Dinner was delicious!
Using the suggestion in the FIAR manual, we also made plans to carve our own creation, though not out of wood but Ivory soap which is much softer.  First, though, it suggests drawing out your plans, using the views shown below: top, front, side, and back.
Maggie wanted to carve a duck like Daniel, so started her drawings.
 Those look like great plans, Mags!
 Then it was time for the fun part!
 (Our cat, Emmett, is always hanging out, being nosy.)
Uh-oh!  In the middle of carving out the duck, its head fell off.
 OOPS!
 We settled for just making a duck's head (Can you see it?!) from the large piece remaining.
Tomorrow, we will start The Salamander Room.  It will have way more to offer in the way of ideas than this post did.  Thanks for checking in with us!

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