We are wrapping up our first week back from a week off, rested, planned, refreshed, and jam-packed with learning and fun!
Our week started bright and early Monday morning with Tyler discovering a huge bag of play food and dishes recently passed down to us. I had a blast spending some one on one time with him as he emptied the bag item by item, naming and admiring each thing as he pulled it out.Hearing him name his discoveries - "Look! It's grapes!" - and then getting caught up in the whole event with statements like, "I love it!" were so precious. The whole bunch of them enjoyed the batch of food goodies so much I am planning on bringing them out every Monday.
This was a big week for us with Aunt Kristin and Logan visiting! They spent a couple of school days with us, just hanging out and helping out.Oh by the way... another biggie this week... Brooklyn has mastered pulling up! Cruising appears to be not far behind.
How we got anything done with this sweet boy around I do not know:
But we did, completing a full week of....
Dale: Old Testament studies, continued reading through Exodus, finishing last year's math book (yay!), copying Proverbs on pleasant words, a new spelling list, writing, grammar (pronouns and sentence types), science, and social studies.
Alan: Bible lessons on respect, short 'u' in phonics, lowercase 'r' and 's' in cursive, continued addition in math, reading, science and social studies.
The boys are still working through the chapters on ants in their Nature Reader for science.
This week's country for social studies has been Spain. We discussed some of the geography basics and spent a good bit of time on artists and composers, including creating 2 Picasso inspired pieces of art. Complete blog post on Spain (and still one on the UK) to follow, hopefully next week!
Tyler began a 2 week unit on cars and trucks. We've been doing lots of reading, as usual, and several transportation crafts. Again, blog post on that to follow!
Our family devotions this week were centered around the letter 'D' with the verse "Christ died for the ungodly", Romans 5:6.
In addition to our usual lesson, the boys have benefited from Kristin being around with some fun bonus projects this week!
One of which involved quite a few dishes, and even though the final product wasn't edible...
... I do believe it was quite enjoyable, don't you?
Dale and Alan were lucky puppies yet again, getting to do a 'real' art project with Mimi. Here's a sneak peek at that:
We did take a time out from all the creating Thursday for a cousin picture, since everyone was awake and happy. That seems to still be a rarity at this point!
We finished up this morning with yet another fun Kristin project!
Care to guess what in the world is going on?
Once again, blog post(s) to follow on all these fun projects.
I don't think my boys are going to let Kristin and Logan go back home! On the other hand, I don't think Logan's Daddy will be convinced to let them stay on indefinitely. I hear he's kind of fond of them, too. ;)
Below is a sampling of this week's work: