Little Hands to Heaven: Off Week
I've been thinking about what to do next year with Grace next year since she'll still be preschool. I plan to start teaching her to read because she is ready although I'm flexible depending on how she responds. I have decided to do Little Hands to Heaven through once more with a different Bible option and more letter and number practice in addition to the Rod and Staff ABC series. I think she's really going to like it!
This week she just explored, colored, played games, built puzzles, and worked in preschool workbooks. My favorite part of the week was when she took her magnifying glass and examined a but outside on the back porch. She loves bugs as long as she is assured it won't sting or bite. She looked at this little guy and said, "He looks sad Mommy!" I'm not sure what kind it was, but she had a good time inspecting it!
Moments like these make me so grateful she's spending her preschool years with me and not in a classroom with a different teacher. I love seeing her explore, teaching her the basics, and encouraging her to try new things. She has friends her own age she plays with each week and she gets along with kids of all ages because of church. I know universal preschool is probably inevitably going to happen and almost many of my mommy friends send their youngers to preschool, but I feel blessed to have had all three of my girls for this age!
Little Hearts to Heaven: Part of Unit 27
Poor sweet Beth has inherited my allergies. She's had a tough time getting a full night's sleep and spends her days blowing her nose and coughing with me. So we started off with Unit 27, but then I just let her read and color for most of the rest of the week. This is not a big deal at all since she is almost finished with her first grade reading, half-way through 1st grade math, and half-way through All About Spelling level 1. Taking a few days off certainly won't get us behind!
Beth loves coloring more than any other child I've seen! She begs to color and loves it when someone colors with her. Grace happily colored along with her all during the week! She did some math and spelling early in the week before she started feeling really crummy and has enjoyed learning about how to tell Time!
Bigger Hearts for His Glory: Unit 29
TOS Review Crew. I'll be posting about this on Monday so stay tuned! Her favorite part has been reading about all the different composers. This is my first try at lapbooking and although it has been a good experience I have to say that I prefer our HOD curriculum. It has been a good addition to our regular studies though.
School Bus. Grandpa and Grandma gave them this for Valentines Day this year. It has inspired lots of scientific conversations! This series does talk about millions of years, but that is the only reference to evolution I have found. Our family believes the Bible refers to a literal 6 days of creation and do not teach our children that the earth is millions of years old. However, this does not keep me from allowing them to watch mainstream science videos. When these references started popping up a few years ago in shows like Dinosaur Train I simply told Rose that the people who made the show didn't believe God created the world. I also explained that the other information was good, but we just needed to remember that when they say millions of years that means they don't believe God created in the way the Bible says He did. This has been a fine explanation and my girls are not confused or conflicted by it.
I hope your week was lovely and you can enjoy the spring weather more than I can!