Monday, February 22, 2010

Diligently working

Today started off well. I had finished my planning over the weekend so I was super organized. We were zipping along at a good pace, everybody focused and working hard. And then Riley decided we needed a break.

Thankfully Katie had just finished her history. This week we are learning about great Christians of the past. Today it was John the Baptist. We read about him in the Bible first to help tie it all together before we read about him in the  textbook. Although we've talked a lot about him in the past this was a good refresher.

Sam's been reading a lot of great books in history and literature lately: Bound for Oregon, The Slopes of War, The Red Badge of Courage, and Dragon's Gate. This week she begins Sounder, The Call of the Wild, and After the Dancing Days. (Good thing she loves to read!!) I just can't say enough good things about the curriculum we're using. Sonlight is a perfect fit for her. This has been her strongest year academically. After so many years of  struggling, it's really amazing to watch her thrive. How great is it that all we had to do was find a curriculum that matched her learning style? Just one of the many benefits of a home education. The public school would never have been able to tailor her education the way that I can!! 
(See the cat sitting on the table? He thinks he's learning something, too. Or he's looking for a good place to sleep...)

Francesca finished another page of her Creation book. I got this here.

In addition to Riley distracting us, there's also Francesca's tendency to randomly burst into song...

Thankfully she focuses again pretty she is making a pattern. This is a kindergarten activity, so it was a little hard for her, but she got it!

In math Katie finished up a unit on number bonds. In this activity she had to make two parts equal the whole.

And in this activity she had to make two addition and two subtraction problems out of the number bond. We're moving on to memorizing facts next.

I'll leave you with a trip down memory lane. Here's Bethany with Katie the day she was born. Notice Sam in the background eating my supper? :D Time goes by way too fast. Every day is a blessing. We need to slow down and cherish them while we can!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are definately my role model. :)

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