10 September 2010

Home School Recap 9/10/10

We like to end our week with a fun treat and movie night!
This week we had a shortened week due to Labor Day, but even though Tuesdays I normally don't "teach" I still did a quick few lessons before our Well Visit for Marky.  (Marky is now 15 months old, 21lbs and 30 inches tall!!!)

This week we learned in Bible Time about The Tower of Babel, and all about Abraham and Sarah, and Isacc.  My favorite day was yesterday when Julia insisted the baby Abraham and Sarah were holding was baby Jesus. Julia's verse for the week was Ephesians 6:1 "Children Obey your parents in the Lord for this is right."  I chose this verse for this week because of the letters in the word OBEY and also because Julia has been testing me A LOT.  She has started to delay her "sorry" and sometimes even looks away when I reprimand her, and so I continue to be faithful even though it is so hard and embarrassing at times.  It seems her bad behavior escalates around company, as if the same rules don't apply, which they do.  So, I'm sure your prayer list is packed, but if you think of us, pray for me for wisdom (I read a Proverbs chapter daily because I need wisdom soooooooooooo much).  I love my Julia and I just want her to have a soft, tender heart for Jesus. 

During our Lanugage Arts time we learned about the letters E, and F and we played with our new Leap Frog toy that Aunt Paletza (Litsa is what Julia calls her) bought her.  It's so cool.  It has all 26 letters on white magnets, you pop the magnet in (good for fine motor skills) and then it says the letter, the sounds it makes and a cute little song from the Letter Factory DVD!  Mark loves it, and Julia and I keep reviewing the letters we learned already.  I don't know why she insists that the letter B is the letter O though!  Guess we will keep working! LOL  She caught on well to the E and F and had to show our realtor Rick who visits weekly all about her letter, how she painted them, and the fish she colored.  I love how proud she is.

Mark has been signing more and more words, and is broadening his vocabulary!  He says "Mama" more and "More" and does more babbling throughout the day as opposed to grunting for things he wants.  He points for everything now and really tries to engage us in his world.  He understands so much more these days, and I know within a few weeks he will be saying more things.  I remember that Julia's vocabulary literally exploded from 15 months to 21 months.  It's unbelievable.

During Math time we focused on numbers 5 and 6.  Six is the number Julia totally skips for some reason, so it was good we reviewed it this week.  I also started using manipulatives and finger puppets to practice adding and subtracting.  Julia loved using the monkey story and duck story I have.  One day I'll have to blog about some of the finger plays we do.

This was a short week, and a fast week, but we still did lots of learning!  I look forward to our first real Field Trip of the year, next week!  We will go to the Read and Pick Program at Terhune Farms...I talked about that yesterday.

I also liked how Julia was showing and practicing with Mark this week to learn more Baby Sign, and she started "reading" to him from memory the books that she likes, this has helped me greatly.  She's a great big sister.  She likes to read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and "Jesse Bear, What will you Wear?" and "That's Not my Brother"  Sometimes she remembers all the words, and sometimes she makes up her own story, but either way Marky just sits there and soaks it all up because Julia is giving him attention!

Well, another week of home school is done!  I've learned that I've never worked this hard in all my life before and that I'm exhausted by Friday.  I'm excited for each days new concepts and stories to learn.  I am also excited for how God is using me at church with my Sunday School class and with Ladies Ministry.  This Sunday I speak in church about our new Bible Study coming up in two weeks on The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer!  Pray I speak boldly, enthusiastically, and of course with confidence!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Can you believe it is mid September already???

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kristi! It sounds like your homeschooling is off to a great start. =) Did I ever tell you that I was homeschooled through H.S.? It was the best gift my parents could have given me! I loved it!

    Good luck with your women's ministry. I think that's an area that God has really gifted you in, and it's so great to see that it is being used!


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