Saturday, January 29, 2011
Oh, how I love School Days...
Our Devotional Theme for the month was "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus" ~ I loved this! In fact, I think it merits another month...so we'll be continuing this one for February. How can one possibly highlight His life and teachings in one measly month??? We also thoroughly and completely covered the values Integrity and Charity.
For my older boys, I assigned a research paper to them. Since we were already deep in the study of Ancient Egypt, that seemed like the perfect topic. I was so impressed with the papers they produced. Dare I say the best work I've seen from the both of 'em!!! Hooray!
I would have to say that the one thing my younger kids feel we didn't do enough of was SCIENCE! They just eat it up...so February will be a month full of science experiments...that is what they are loving right now!
I'm also really looking forward to spending some of our time working on Early American History...this is a true passion for me...and I am lucky enough to share that passion with my kiddos as well as a small group of other families once a week during our little Tuesday (used to be Wednesday) afternoon co-op.
During January, I hit my goal of at least two field trips!!! We visited the Planetarium for a morning and then the Zoo for our Penguin Observations.
Sooo Looking forward to Tuesday...Why?
Well, because it is the beginning of a new month!!!
And with the beginning of a NEW month, come a whole host of NEW things to learn about!
And we must have a PARTY to bring in the NEW month properly! So Tuesday will be a fun-filled day around this house as we introduce:
A NEW unit study.
A NEW Theme for the month.
NEW Values to work on.
NEW Science Experiments.
NEW art projects to tackle (sure to be full of mushy-gushy love stuff, since it is the LOVE month!)
NEW field trips to look forward to.
NEW books to devour.
A NEW, fresh outlook for a fabulous month!
I'll be sure to post what fun things we'll be working on during February after I make the formal announcement to my kiddos!!! SO if you are looking for ideas, check back mid-week! AND if you have any fabulous ideas, please throw them my way...I'm always looking for NEW things and I'd LOVE to hear from YOU! ;0)