Avril is learning at such an amazing rate at the moment! I am astounded at how much she has developed and how much she has progressed in herself and her lessons. Here she is learning about time with Math U See. She has had to learn to count in ones, twos, fives and tens this year and she has done it! She amazes me! She has also learned to add and subtract.
In science we have been looking more closely at plants. Here is a diagram the girls put together, showing the parts of a flower and what they need to live.
We have pulled up plants with their roots. We have talked about the function of the roots and we have heard how strong they are.
We have listened to poetry about nature, the flowers, the trees, the grass and other wonderful things God made! And Adele created her own poem about a Hollyhock.
We have read about photosynthesis. The girls have drawn a picture of the exchange between plants and humans. We have classified types of leaves.
The girls are loving their study of plants and have fascinated by our discoveries.
I don't have photos of Damon, but he has been working through chapter 1 of Ancient Civilisations and the Bible. At present he is researching the men who have searched Mt. Ararat for Noah's Ark, and their discoveries. He and I have been reading and discussing topics relevant to the beginning of Genesis.
Josef has started preschool at home :) I am so excited! He has started using Weaver Interlock. This program is centred on the Bible and draws topics straight out of there. So we start with God, which I love! Josef, like Damon, is right at the beginning of Genesis. We have been learning that we have a Father in heaven and God has given us a father on earth too. We have been learning that Jesus and the Holy Spirit were also with God in the beginning when He created the earth. And we are heading into understanding that God is three in one persons. Here he is colouring in God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit.
We started his preschool journey with two presents - one from his Father in Heaven and one from Daddy! We talked about how God has given us the world and Daddy gave him Wreck it Ralph :) I was amazed as Josef understood the lesson and appreciated both gifts!
My little ballerina has performed in her first ballet concert for the year, with one more to go next week. She danced so beautifully, the whole school put on a wonderful performance.
Last month I let each child choose a meal to cook. We are still awaiting Josefs choice, set for wednesday this week of pancakes and icecream! But Damon went all out and decided to be American! He put on a feast of corndogs, southern fried chicken, salad, beignets and glazed donuts, plus snickerdoodles!
When we first started our cooking, he was a little unsure of himself and his measurements, but after some encouragement and being left alone to get on with it for a while, he got it! He created the tastiest meal ever! His gazed donuts were the best I had ever tasted! Even better than Krispy Kreme! I had never had a corn dog, but I am now a fan and that chicken...yum! He is becoming a great cook!
Last month we were also privileged to be able to attend a Medieval Day. The people running it were all in costume, they battled in different armour, let the kids be involved, talked about Medieval society and etiquette and displayed mounted archery and jousting, plus some other exercises. It was fascinating!
The ladies showed us different items that were from the Medieval era and discussed their dress, plus the etiquette of the time. The kids had to distinguish between items from modern era and the Medieval times.