Our first week of school is in the books!
It’s been a good week. We started with our core (Tapestry of Grace), math, science, and Bible study. Next week we’ll add in writing, literature, and Latin. Voice and dance lessons start next week as well.
I’m excited about what the older girls are using for Bible study this year. I may have mentioned it before, but we’re doing an inductive study from Precept Ministries (Kay Arthur).
Since our history core begins with Moses, Egypt, and the ancient world, this study of Joseph fits perfectly! We spent this week on the introduction, which focuses on what an “inductive” study actually is–and its components of Observation, Interpretation, and Application. Next week, I will have them work on it more on their own as part of a personal study/prayer time before the rest of our school day starts. My hope and prayer is that they not only acquire understanding and knowledge, but develop a greater desire to apply God’s Word to their everyday lives.
To aid in her study of ancient Egypt, my youngest is using a very helpful resource from Usborne.
As she reads, there are interesting internet links that she can go to in order to watch appropriate videos, dive deeper into a certain subject, and more. I’ve enjoyed sitting down with her and going through it!
Since we’re using library books quite a bit more this year, I picked up these colorful crates at Wal-Mart–different color for each girl–that now sit near the table within easy reach. I’m loving these!
More pictures I took this week:
She has a watermelon plant in the garden and has been so anxious for the melons to be ready. She was a little overly optimistic about this one. Patience is a virtue, right?!
And I couldn’t go the week without a picture of our furry
She loves playing amongst the hundreds of shoes by the front door.
Today all three girls are off on a rock-wall climbing adventure! I sent my camera along with the friend who is taking them. I can’t wait to hear all about it!
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