We had our first birthday celebration this week! Three more to go, and by then it will be time to start preparations for Christmas! Is there ever a time of the year that is calm and quiet? We have yet to find one! We had a good week of school work and our schedule has been switched around so that we get math, writing, grammar, and spelling done first thing in the morning when everyone is fresh and alert! This seems to work so much better. These were the subjects that were dragging on in the afternoon and it was making me a little crazy. After we finish those subjects, we do My Father’s World until lunch time. Then we do our memory work/together time in the afternoon. School seems to be getting finished in a reasonable time frame now instead of lasting into dinnertime! Here is what we did this week.
Our Bible memory verse is Matthew 5:44-45. We don’t have it quite down yet, so we will probably continue working on it next week. Caspian is working hard with his verses for Bible quizzing. He continues to amaze me with how much he can remember! We are also still working our way through Sword Fighting. I really like how it focuses on positive behaviors instead of the punishment that comes after bad behavior. We are reading about Menno Simons in Hero Tales.
The kids are continuing to work on Hurt No Living Thing as their memory poem. We have also officially added in memory work for science, history, geography, grammar, and will eventually add in Latin. Speaking of Latin, we finished Song School Latin this week and will spend the next week reviewing before we move on to Getting Started with Latin.
This week in My Father’s World we are learning about Norway and forests. The kids were fascinated by how similar Norway’s climate is to Alaska’s. So we had some great geography discussions about how places in similar latitudes can have similar climates even if they are on the other side of the world. The kids drew some pictures about forests for science and tried to include everything they learned about the forest. They have all of the biomes memorized now too.
Once again, we had an alternative art project. Since we were talking about forests and animals hibernating we used a craft for a hibernating bear. The kids love these type of paper crafts. The bear can have eyes open or eyes closed depending on if he is hibernating.
|Caspian is hibernating too!|