SCHOOL APRIL 2019

We completed nearly every lesson outside this month! It felt like summer school. A welcomed change from the typical rainy April (though, we got plenty of that, too).

Rae, fine-tuning her chopping skills.
Me, holding my breath pretending I don’t doubt her abilities one ‘tweensy” bit.
Frodo, tossing a worried glance my way.

We are still trying to catch up on our Little Passports packages. We began our month studying Australia, so, we had to use up an afternoon just tossing Mae’s (authentically Australian) boomerang Rae got her for Christmas.

Along with boomerang practice, we had a picnic and studied lichen on headstones and trees, to go along with our study on symbiosis.

After finding a small book of phrases in Hebrew among our book collection. Mae has taken it upon herself to learn it and greets nearly everyone with a “Shalom!”

Their new devotional, I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God, goes over forty of God’s names while also highlighting major stories from the Bible, and discusses how it applies to our lives in this current time (simply, for younger kids. Mae often adds her own elaborated examples).

We finished Luke last month, and have begun back at Genesis. Unless I decide otherwise at some point, we will just read on through the Old Testament (skipping Psalms, as we read those last fall)

One of our many days spent at the river. On our days outside, away from home, we keep it simple. I will bring along a Bible, the devotional, a chapter book or a few short stories for Mae to read aloud for her independent reading, a chapter book for me to read aloud (This will be one of the Narnia books for the next few months), and workbooks – – generic all subject worksheet types, our history reading and workbook, or one of science hands-on books)

Some poem painting to go along with our Australia lessons. (The beans are to add a bit of aboriginal design)

Mae is in a baseball phase, so we did a study on “Babe” Ruth.

^ She grew roots just by leaving it in a cup of water for a good while.

The girls also practiced reading, cooking, math, and piano each morning.

 

NARNIA: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

For chapters six and seven we added a study on beavers.

The girls made shields and practiced some archery for chapter eleven.

We still have a few more chapters to go. We will end with a tea party just as we began with one.

We are really loving these book studies!

Zack has three or four weeks left before the summer break, but we will, of course, keep going. I’m scheming of some fun things we can do and ways he can join in, while trying not to neglect May.