Another week down! I can’t believe how fast the time goes. Before we know it applesauce season will be here! We had a productive week, but no matter how hard we work, there always seems to be something that gets left out. The last few weeks it has been Latin. We reviewed but didn’t learn anything new. This week it was spelling. We reviewed writing phonograms in preparation for starting the spelling notebook in Writing Road to Reading but we didn’t actually do any spelling. Caspian did not get to Phonetic Zoo either, which is exactly what I was afraid would happen. I do feel like we are getting into a good schedule with most of our subjects. One day this week we did our writing, English, and math in the morning and did our “together time” in the afternoon. It seemed to work out pretty well since it seems that by lunch time the kids have “checked-out” when it comes to school work. Afternoons may be a better time to do reading and “together time” since it doesn’t require too much thinking for the kids. Here is what we accomplished this week.
We read about George Muller in Hero Tales this week. His story is so inspiring when it comes to really trusting God to provide our daily needs. We are also working on memorizing Matthew 5:14-16. Caspian has 6 verses to learn this week from John 10 for Bible quizzing. I can’t wait to see him at his first “rally”!
I am working on incorporating more memory work into our school schedule. The kids are at such a great age for memorizing and I really want to take advantage of that. I am going to add in some more poems and songs from resources like Living Memory and a few ebooks I recently purchased from Scholastic (they have some great memory work for younger children). We finished memorizing Whole Duty of Children this week.
We are learning about Brazil and South America in geography and the rain forest in science. I have always found the rain forest so fascinating and the kids were excited to learn that Brazil would be the next host country of the summer Olympics.
Art this week involved an alternative to the Global Art book. Last year I purchased an ebook from Scholastic that included crafts from different continents. The one we made this week involved tree frogs. Yes, we brought the markers out, and yes, I regret that. But the kids sure love them!
|The “before” picture- I think we may have another lefty!|
|The “after” picture- thank goodness it is bath night!|
|Aurora worked so hard to make her tree frog just right!|
|Here is her finished product.|
|Here is Caspian’s tree frog- he is camouflaged!|