Our life in books

This is our eigth year of homeschooling and I finally got around to blogging about our adventures a few years ago.
I love the path that God has us on.
We get to enjoy the lightbulb moments in educating our children and have quite a few of them ourselves.

We are starting Exploration to 1850's this school year, 2012-2013 using My Father's World curriculum.
Rome to the Reformation,
Exploration to the 1850's and NOW.........

Below is the week by week of lessons for this year if you'd like to start at the beginning.
There is also a handy LABELS area that you can peek through to find a specific lesson.

Week by Week - MFW: Creation to the Greeks

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We interrupt this program to introduce the newest Pam family member!

In case you missed all the references to travel and Ethiopia in previous posts.....we went, we were forever changed and we have returned with another student for our classroom. He is Kibru Todd Pam and he is our 5 year old son from Ethiopia. We waited exactly one year for him to come home. We are overjoyed and slightly overwhelmed by the journey and all it took to get here. He is amazing and already joining on on school - anything that I could print that he could trace or color- he was game.  We love him so much!

A little note on curriculum progress: We made it through the Greek material up to Week 29 before we brought our son home. We did a broad sweep of the material after Week 30 focusing on a book about Alexander the Great, Aesop's Fables, review of our memory verses.  Other subjects like Math, Wordly Wise, Grammar, and Explode the Code will be finished in the upcoming weeks of summer. That part usually takes about 45 minutes a day so.... right after breakfast until the neighborhood kids come a-knockin!

A few highlights from the weeks between trips to Ethiopia:
- Reading the Greek Myths was a huge hit and my 3 students took to acting them out and pretending to be the gods and goddesses in their free time. We also read aloud the Percy Jackson series to further our knowledge of the Greek heroes and myths.
- Memorizing scripture verses turned out to be something we could do anywhere, including airplanes and hotel rooms.
- Taking their journals on the trip allowed them to draw or write about their new experiences as they happened.

 Harper's drawing of the myth of Perseus and Medusa.

Mackenzie writes about the prophet Elijah.

Harper: statue in Nebuchadnezzar's dream
Mackenzie writes out Psalm I for memory practice

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