"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated." — Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Courage Week 3

On Monday we talked about Pocahontas and Sacagewea. We dressed as Indians and made a headdress with construction paper. We set up a tent and read two books about our Native American heroines.  We also watched a couple of videos.
Tuesday we talked about Rosa Parks. That was the best. We first talked about segragation. We put all the solid pillows on one couch and the patterned pillows on a another couch. The pillows are now segregated.
Then we put all the pink blocks in one pile and the blue blocks in another pile. The blocks are now segregated.

We then took some dolls and put all of the big dolls together and the small dolls together. The dolls are now segregated.

Once I knew that she understood what segregation meant we read our books. We then dramatized the story and that was so much fun. We also talked about what a boycott was and how it was used to change the laws. Here is the video we watched.
Wednesday we talked about Sybil Ludington and watched her story on Liberty Kids which you can get now on Amazon for $5. Thursday was Joan of Arc and William Tell. We watched William Tell on Adventures from the Book of Virtures. We made a banner with the Fleur-de-lis.

We finished the week at Co-op. The kids put on a play of William Tell. They had 30 minutes to write a script, asign characters, make costumes, reherse and preform the play. They did a great job and had a lot of fun.
We had so much fun! I can't wait till next week.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Where did the time go

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a year since I made a blog post. I can't say that I've been terribly busy. Maybe just a little unmotivated to blog. Here is our new baby Austin born last Sept.
Janelle started kindergarden last November and James turned three in April. We have made some changes in our homeschool. I fully committed to Charlotte Mason as my primary educational  philosophy. I had been all over the place as concerning what I believed about education. Even recently realizing that I had been interpreting Charlotte Mason through an American educational lens. Just now starting to fully understand what she means by education is a atmosphere, a discipline and a life. Those three being the only tools that I have to educate my child. 
More on that later.

I decide to break up my year into six six weeks terms. We're going to start term four tomorrow and I think it's going to be our best term yet. I'm also joining a Konos co-op this fall and I am soooo excited about it. I'll do a post about Konos curriculum later. 
Well this is just an update. I plan to get back on the blogging band wagon just to keep a record of what we've been doing. That's all for now.