Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What we are doing in school these days

For Bible, we are reading Matthew. I hope to finish by mid-February and then skip to I Corinthians.

We are continuing to do Considering God's Creation as our unit study. This week we are studying rocks including minerals, crystals, and precious stones. In addition to the study guide, we have books and some videos about rocks. jeffrey seems very intrigued and has taken to searching for rocks in the yard.

We are also trying to get an overview of American History before we hopefully go to Washington DC this spring. I have an Abeka book I picked up at a garage sale called Our American Heritage. It gives brief (3-5 page) biographies of famous people in American History, starting with Columbus. Yesterday we studied Miles Standish and today we will learn about Squanto. We also have some animated videos to go along - Animated Hero Classics and some Jean Fritz books.

This in addition to our reading, writing, and arithmetic keep us just busy enough. :-)


Lori said...

Hey Martha,

This is Lori. I used to be on CMOMB (jamiesmom). I'm glad I kept up with your blog address. We are using the Abeka book that you mentioned and love it.

We have a Camp Meeting that we are going to in Virginia - so while we are so close to D.C. we will be visiting.

I love you family picture - the children are beautiful.

LucisMomma said...

I haven't looked at your blog in a while, I didn't realize it was so long since I visited!

You have such a good looking family! I love what your kids said they are thankful for.