Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Homeschool Year 3

It's hard to believe we are on our 3rd year of homeschooling.  Our days are filled with learning and fun (and some days tears).  I love how I have seen God's hand confirming our decision to home school over and over this year.  I feel very blessed that we are able to make this choice a reality here in our house.
Hannah is a full on preschooler this year.  Her curriculum leads us through the ABC's using Bible stories for each letter.  A few weeks ago we studied letter B, and Noah's boat.  She loves to paint and color so finger-painting was a huge hit.  She was thankful for art time and I was thankful for washable paint!

Luke is working with a new math curriculum this year, Teaching Textbooks.  His work is done independently on the computer each day.  He has a workbook that reviews concepts learned and then I can view his grade book to see if there are any lessons we need to go over one on one.  He loves the independence and I love to watch him grow into an independent learner.

Hayley is working with Saxon Math 3 and doing very well.  Our daily math meetings are one of her favorite things about math.

In History, we just completed our unit about the war of 1812.  We read a story about Francis Scott Key and the night he wrote the Star Spangled Banner.  Our art work was done with blobs of paint and a straw to blow the paint around to make "bombs bursting in air."

They wrote out a portion of the National Anthem and we then cut and glued them to their paintings.

While studying Noah, we did a sink/float experiment.  She LOVED playing in the water and spent about 45 minutes testing out different objects to see if they would sink or float.

We are using Rod and Staff for English and Spelling this year.  I love how it teaches these subjects using God's word.  Luke is diagramming sentences which I remember doing in 7th grade, not 4th! 

In Science, we are currently studying life on a pioneer farm and the science used to build, grow and live.  They built a split rail fence just like the ones they used to build on a farm.  I think this is our favorite subject right now.  We love learning about life a farm.  I think farming is in our blood.

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