Missionary lapbooks are finished!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
We've been taking a little summer break for the month of July. During that time, Sweet Potato has been working to catch up on Math and Cupcake has been working on finishing Unit 3 of Rod & Staff Reading. Since she has 10 lessons to go, I decided to wait and start the new school year on August 13th. Meanwhile, I've had this lapbook project I've been wanting to do since the beginning of LAST school year! It's "Christian Missionaries to Know" from In the Hands of a Child. At our local convention I had bought a pack that included the guide, answer key plus the lapbook itself and all the pages for it printed on colored paper! So I only had to make a copy of those for my 2nd student. We started it today and it is really nice. We had a good discussion about all the different skills missionaries use, and that being a missionary doesn't always mean preaching. I think this is a great transitional activity to get us ready to get back to a full load of school with C to G and a great review of ECC!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Well it seems I ended my last post with our plans for the 2011-2012 school year and never did come back and share that! We are currently finishing up with MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures. It has been a good year, even though we got behind somewhat. We are scheduled to finish out the year at the end of June.
We plan on taking July to catch up on some math and writing skills as well as put together a lapbook about Missionaries as a nice wrap-up to the year!
I am excited to be planning the 2012-2013 school year with MFW Creation to the Greeks program. Sweet Potato will begin 4th grade! Oh how fast they grow. Cupcake has been tagging along with him since she was 3 years old. She will officially be a 2nd grader in the upcoming year!
We also have a new student this year! Snickerdoodle has started My Father's World Kindergarten!
So here is what my soon-to-be 2nd- and 4th-graders will be using with MFW's Creation to the Greeks:
A Reason For Spelling, Level D, which looks great from what I've seen browsing through the books. They do include a lot of extras like a themed story and even some writing and things that we will probably skip.
Language Lessons for the Very Young 2. These choices are both new for us, so I am hoping that they will work well for Sweet Potato and that he will grow in his knowledge and skills with them.
We will also continue our Keepers of the Faith club this fall, Lord willing! We are completing our 2nd year.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Our school year has been very...scattered, I guess you could say. We often randomly take a week or more off at a time because of appointments, holidays, weather, etc. We are trying to wrap up for the end of the year. If we squish some things (for example, doing two states per day instead of one) we should be able to get finished just in time to start the new year!
I am very excited about the new school year. It will be the first year I've had to report to the school district for Sweet Potato, who is now 8 years old. We are doing MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures, which is more than just a geography/social studies curriculum, but is designed to also give children an understanding of the prayer needs of people in other countries who live very differently than we do. It focuses on learning the geography, the cultures, the habitats and animals of different countries, as well as the religious climate of the countries and what the attitudes are toward Christianity. I pray that it will open our eyes and show us how fortunate we really are to live in our own country which is so rich in everything and where we have so many freedoms. Here are some of the books we will be using:
MFW Exploring Countries and Cultures Teacher Manual
Here's everything on the MFW website. Some of the books on there are different than what we're using because they are now selling the 2nd Edition, while we are using 1st Edition.
I bought my TM at the used book sale at CHAP last year for $15 and pieced together the rest of the books from eBay, the MFW Curriculum Swap Yahoo group, and some we just happened to have on hand (thanks, Lord!)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Since I have been sick for the past two weeks (feeling better now, thanks) things have been really relaxed around here. We finally started back to school yesterday, but it was an easy day of math, LA, history and watching two episodes of America: The Story of Us to review what we've learned in American history so far. Today was another relaxed day. Here you can see Sweet Potato working on his language book on my bed.
Monday, March 7, 2011
I think it is really great that the Hazells include a lesson plan for Thanksgiving week! I really wanted to do some of the Native American games and crafts, but time just got away from us. The children REALLY enjoyed the pumpkin science lesson, though!
|The number of seeds really surprised us!|
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Beginning Adventures in My Father's World! Here are some pictures from the beginning of our school year.
I am way behind on posting our Adventures adventures! We are currently working on Week 9. Sweet Potato is not doing well with Primary Language Lessons, so I have decided to switch him to Christian Light Language Arts. We are starting that tomorrow. Cupcake is moving through her Rod & Staff Phonics right on schedule and is almost finished Unit 1. Snickerdoodle is still not interested in school, other than putting together the occasional puzzle or requesting play-doh during school time. We are on target to finish the school year by July or August so that we can begin the new year in September.