On Sunday evening, our church had a special 5th Sunday Sing! K sang, Daddy played the guitar, and T played the drums. When I asked L what she did she said, "I tapped my foot and clapped my hands." They did a song from Seeds Family Worship called "Cast Your Cares." The song (and all Seeds Family Worship music) is based on Scripture! This is a great resource for families to use during family worship times, music in the car, or to blast when you're working on household chores. We love Seeds Family Worship!
The children help out with weekly chores, and have them all memorized now. Monday is clean the bedrooms day. This is the day the bedrooms are all vacuumed and dusted. Tuesday is bathroom day, Wednesday is living room day, Thursday is kitchen and dining room day, and Friday is basement day.
The caterpillars have all formed their chrysalis' now, and we are anticipating some butterflies sometime next week! In science, we are also studying fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals using our Considering God's Creation curriculum.
Another new thing I started this year is each child has their own Language Arts notebook. In this notebook we are writing down all the different parts of speech, and doing our creative writings in this notebook. This book will be both a resource and a collection of their writing for this school year. This is K's notebook page. She wrote, " Every sentence begins with an uppercase letter and ends with punctuation."
Tuesday is art day. Last year we always did art at the end of our day, and do you know what that means? Art usually was left undone and this made K very sad. So this year I have promised her we will always start with art on Tuesdays. This week our lesson was about color and how color is used to communicate something. We are still working our way through our Artistic Pursuits book. Have you ever tried watercolor crayons? We love them! They are so much fun!
Both T and K are working on cursive. K is much more interested than T, because she wants to write pretty. T thinks being able to print and type should be enough, but I explained to him that he at least needs to be able to read cursive writing, and he agreed. So we will continue our short cursive lessons with him.
I discovered stickers are a great blessing of encouragement for my children in their school work! I don't really "get" this, but stickers are cheap and if it blesses and encourages them I will give them a sticker for hard work and happy hearts!
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