Little Hearts for His Glory:
We have been having such fun reading about George Washington this week in history. We actually read about celebrating George Washington's b-day on President's Day ON PRESIDENT'S DAY!
Isn't it amazing how God puts together deep learning and connects things in wonderful ways we'd not be able to think through, all because we honor Him by homeschooling with Him at the center?!? I truly give thanks to Him for all He does to make our homeschooling a success with Him in the middle of it all.
Here is one of Emmett's art projects from this week - oh, how that boy adores painting!
It has been neat to see how well Emmett remembers the Bible verses from the past 25 units well. This has been a review week. I love how these are planned in the LHFHG guide. He could sing them once and remember them right away. What fun!
Emmett loves to fish with my dh and his brothers, so this week's storytime activity of acting out Farmer Brown's Boy fishing for trout was especially fun. The way LHFHG introduces beginning oral narration skills makes such good sense and is very successful (I'm basing this on my older 2 sons' trek through narrating via HOD's excellent guidance right from the start in LHFHG).
Here, Emmett got to orally retell the chapter we had read about Buster Bear and Farmer Brown's Boy fishing by narrating as he acted it out - he did such a good job!
Look how upset he is as he acts out Farmer Brown's boy being upset he caught no fish!
Emmett wrote this all on his own this week, by looking at a markerboardt for the words to copy instead of tracing them like he used to. He did pretty well, and had a good sense of humor too!
HOD's hands-on math activities do such a great job of helping Emmett thrive at math. Here he is with his worms in his soil acting out story problems, like "There were 5 worms in the garden. Farmer Brown's boy pulled 2 of them out to go fishing. How many were left?" I love that we use things on hand that require no prep for these activities - yarn for worms, black paper for soil, squares of paper with an "x" on them to cover the worms taken away... easy as can be, yet so effective!