Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our Little School at Home: Missions to Modern Marvels & Little Hearts for His Glory

Of course, we are way behind in school, but we are still lovin' it. From my being plagued with migraines to the kiddos doctor's appointments, we seem to be having more interruptions than full days of school. Sigh.

Jacob is the main sufferer, since he can not do school by himself yet. Joshua sits and does reading with him when I am sick..which seems to be quite often lately. Love watching big brother help little brother sound out words! He also whipped out the paints and had the little guy paint pictures one day. We have been studying the life of Jesus for history and Jacob will say, "Mom, you read me that before." :) His favorite parts of school are the rhyme, art and science - well, maybe just about everything! What continues to amaze me is how easily he memorizes things. He memorizes his Bible verse the first day & then, when Joshua and I are studying for Bible quizzing, Jacob memorizes his verses too. Big brother is not very happy about that because he really struggles with memorizing things.

Joshua is just finishing unit 3 of MTMM. Of course, we would be in unit 6 if everything had gone as planned...but...sigh. The first two weeks were very rough. Joshua did not follow the directions in the guide, so we spent the next two weeks re-doing the entire first two weeks. His days are really long. He is not using the HOD suggested math or science because we are already beyond algebra and he needed science suitable for ninth grade. His written narrations are progressing quite well, and he really likes Write with the Best. We are both excited about the Bible study because it is the same books of the Bible that he is studying for Bible quizzing - only God could orchestrate that - although Joshua keeps asking when he will actually study the book that the study is about. :) He is currently reading Etsy's Gold and came to me one day saying, "Mom, this just makes me so sick...people really treat other people like this?" I plan on adding literature from the Geography guide as soon as God provides the money! No rush there, since I am hoping by then we will have shaved some time off of our school day...otherwise, I fear that we will be schooling until midnight!

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