Our Homeschool Happenings (April 2014)
We're continuing to memorize The Ten Commandments, word for word, according to Exodus 20. We are just finishing the 4th commandment (keeping the Sabbath day holy) and the kids are enjoying the challenge. Click here if you'd like to see an example of what Scripture memory looks like in our home. We are also memorizing Isaiah 53:5, which is a verse near and dear to me, as my mom would pray this with my brother and me each night at bed time.
We were glad to participate in a local university's homeschool music program. For 8 weeks, homeschool students from ages 8-18 can select an instrument and take free lessons, provided that the parent supply the instrument. The "trade-off" is that the lessons are taught by music education students, which gives them hands-on experience in teaching. We participated in this program 2 years ago, and that is when my oldest daughter fell in love with the flute. As a result, we surprised her with a flute for her 10th birthday and she named it "Clarice," and she hasn't stopped practicing ever since. My 9 year old daughter chose to learn the viola, and let me tell you, she was ecstatic! She has a pretty good ear for music and learns pieces by ear very well.
|SJ with her teachers|
|TM with her teachers|
Here are some books that we have enjoyed reading:
|This is our current read-aloud;|
it's great for boys and girls, as well as multiple ages
|My oldest daughter (11yrs) is reading this|
series and is loving it!
(You can find these in the Kindle store at really low prices!)
|My 9 yr. old daughter is reading this and is|
learning a lot about a person's character.
(It's currently free on Kindle!)
|My son (6 1/2yrs) has been enjoying this series|
for the last year and half or so. He is just reading
through them at his own pace and mama's glad because
he reads them willingly, on his own!
|Husband and the kids named this maple "Bill Harrison" LOL!|
Yes, we name our trees.
|6 dwarf spruces before we planted them along one of the fence lines.|
This red maple was planted 4 years ago (I think). Her name is "Myrtle Jr." ;)
|Oldest son instructing the younger on |
how to mix Miracle Gro' with water. ;)
What's been going on in your homeschool? Are you nearing the end of the school year, or do you school year round?