Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Our Little School at Home: Rev to Rev Unit 18

Joshua's first week back to school after Christmas break was a little rocky. Isn't that always the case? A little bit of freedom is so much more fun! By Wednesday we were back to normal - thank God!!

So, this week we continued to study the Lewis and Clark Expedition as we read Seaman. Seaman, a Newfoundland dog, explored the west with Lewis and Clark, providing a sense of home and encouragement to the men.

Joshua drew a picture of Sacagawea with her babe on her back. He has grown so much in his ability to draw through the years of using Draw and Write Through History - such a blessing! I remember when we first started HOD, back in Preparing Hearts for His Glory, he used to cry over his artwork (groan). Now, he draws beautiful pictures and is satisfied with his work. Still, I do not make him color the pictures...he never likes the way that they come out.

Joshua also began the history spine The Story of the Great Republic. He is really enjoying it. He has been studying about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. (I just love how the storytime books are scheduled to help us really experience the major events and times we are learning about!)

We, as always, had a great discussion about God's intent for creation and how God, so unlike us, is able to make something out of nothing. Who is God? And Can I Really Know Him? is such a great resource for our Biblical Worldview study!

Probably the one thing that I am really glad I decided to do this year is make the switch to Rod and Staff Grammar. I constantly confess that I hesitated to do it...but it is thorough program that has enough repetition that the Joshua is really growing in his understanding of the English language.

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