Celebrate the Everyday


Why Celebrate the Everyday? I always start my day by repeating to myself Psalm 118:24- "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." It's a reminder that even in the midst of the mundane and on the hardest of days, there is always something to celebrate, always something to be grateful for! Join me as I document our family's journey of homeschooling our son.

A Week in Review- November 5, 2010

Mary Poppins
Whew! We sure had a busy week! Here's a recap...

Bible: This week we studied more of Matthew. Chapter5, verses 27-42 to be exact. Our memory verse for the week was a continuation of last weeks. "Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:12. We dived back into Hero Tales again, which is a favorite of ours. This week we studied George Muller. He was a man of very strong faith that lived in Germany in the early to mid 1800's. He is most known for the children's orphanage he started. During the course of his life he housed, and educated over ten thousand boys and girls at Ashley Downs. Through reading stories about him we learned about character traits such as faith, graciousness, and trust.

Handwriting Without Tears: We continued on with our cursive practice, working specifically on the letters o and w. Zachary is doing very well with handwriting in general. The size and neatness of his writing has improved greatly.

G.U.M. Drops (Grammar): This week we talked a lot about subject/verb agreement as well as subject/noun agreement. Zachary caught on very quickly to these skills and we moved quickly through the lessons each day.

Writing Strands: We took a break from this, this week and will return to it next week.

Spelling Power: Zachary did very well on his tests this week and only required additional study and testing on a few words.

Math: Math went very well this week. We worked on a little bit of everything, double digit multiplication, graphs, fraction. We finished up unit 2 and Zachary did very well on the unit test.
Geography: This was our final week in Canada. Zachary learned a lot about the Canadian-French language as well as the Inuit people, which live in arctic regions of Canada. As a special treat to celebrate Canada we stopped at Tim Hortons for doughnuts. This doughnut and coffee shop is HUGE in Canada with lines out the door most mornings. This company has seemed to take Lansing by storm within the last year with many opening up all across town. Zachary very much enjoyed his box of Timbits, which are doughnut holes in many different flavors.

Science: This week focused mainly on plant life. This is something we already covered in our study of Botany this summer and early fall with our science co-op. We did do a little review but for the most part skipped over it.

Other fun this week...

included his Gym & Swim class at the local YMCA as well as his Vet Science class.

On Thursday this week Zachary was able to go with his friend Hudson to see Mary Poppins on Broadway at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. He LOVED it! The picture at the top of this post shows Zach and his friend Hudson with their tickets.

Below are some fun pictures from Halloween and carving pumpkins.

Picnik collage
Unfortunately, yesterday ended with Zachary coming down with a nasty cold. It sure has knocked him out!


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