It seems like everytime I sit down to post in my blog, someone needs me or something and I don’t have time to write. It has been an interesting week of school. I know a lot of people just don’t school at all in the month of December, but I have found that we do best with a little bit of routine.
So, this week we have started out our day with piano practice. This is followed by practicing our songs for the children’s Christmas program. They are singing at a nursing home this Sunday afternoon. Then we practice memory verses for church and have a short prayer time. The only seat work they are doing is math and copywork. Our copywork has been Luke 2:1-20, one verse a day. We’ve finished up our short unit on immigration and the kids made notebook pages on the Statue of Liberty. We did several lessons in science (God’s Design for the Physical World – Heat and Energy) on conduction, convection, and radiation. We’re making minit books for a lapbook as we go. I am finding that this curriculum is a GREAT one to lapbook. I’ve never had the ideas come so easily for me. Or, maybe I’m just getting better at lapbooking. Today we did a Twas the Night Before Christmas Madlib which was fun. I’ve been reading aloud from the Little House Christmas Treasury book as well.
Next week we have to prepare for our presentations at our book club. My older son is presenting on Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and my older daughter on Away in the Manger. I also have a couple of free lapbooks that I wanted to do. I was planning on doing the Live and Learn How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but I saw one on the 12 Days of Christmas at Homeschool Share today that looks so great, we may do that one instead. So next week, I’m planning on copywork, book club prep, and lapbooking in addition to reading-aloud and making cookies! Not to mention wrapping presents in my free time.Yikes.
By Kristen H.