We got a few new supplies. All of their written work will go in their binders. Their spelling words and memory verses will be written on index cards and stored in their index card holders.
Today we read Psalm 18:1-6 -
I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my SHIELD and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
So the last thing the kids got to do for this Unit is paint! Probably the highlight of the whole week! Chloe and Lily painted big apples to go along with learning the letter A and the number 1. We also took a trip to the library and got some books about apples for the two little girls earlier in the week. Sean and Eleanor made and decorated shields to go along with our Bible and history combined to reinforce the concept that God is our shield and he keeps us safe and gives us peace, just as he helped the early pioneers when they prayed to him and trusted him. We can do the same in all of life's storms. God hears us when we pray to him!
We are absolutely loving this new curriculum! Sean even loves it and enjoys doing school and reading, which is huge since before it was a struggle and there were a lot of tears and frustration. I am so happy we made the change when we did. I love how everything ties together nicely and there are simple, fun, hands on activities throughout the week to reinforce what is being learned.