We’re back after taking off two weeks for the holidays. Prior to that we were busy, busy busy! We went to Walt Disney World in early November and then during Thanksgiving break we went on a road trip to see various family, going through Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. We were able to observe the very divergent terrain from place to place and kids were excited to add on to their list of states they’ve visited. Shortly after returning home we got to “enjoy” some winter weather (lucky for us, there are no snow days in homeschool so we didn’t have to get behind) and then had a wonderful Christmas.
Here’s what we’re up to this week:
Memory Verse: But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. – Romans 8:20-21
Poetry: Trees by Sara Coleridge
Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy
History: Muhammed and the beginning of Islam
Science: Space Rocks
Five in a Row: Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
Read Aloud: Aesop’s Fables
Artist: Norman Rockwell
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Photos from Thankgiving Break and Beyond:
We stopped by Lehman Park in Berne, Indiana, where Elliot and Caroline’s Grandpa grew up.
Painting Field Trip
This book was one of our gifts to the kids for Christmas. Josh came across it and thought it would be something they’d be interested in. It’s a story with a mystery to solve, with lots of searching for clues, note-taking, and de-coding. There’s a section that’s sealed at the back to open only when you think you’ve solved it all.
The three of them spent at least an hour and a half looking for clues (sometimes with the help of a magnifying glass) and jotting down notes.
Elliot also spent a lot of time cracking a secret code the next day until we were finally ready to open the sealed pages to reveal if they got it all right.
We also got them a microscope for Christmas, which we’ve been experimenting with lately.