Monday, October 19, 2009

New Interests

Don't have much to report this week. School has been put on hold this last week as I get last minute things done in preparation of our newest blessing. But I have discovered a new interest Big T has. Have you ever seen the Building Big Series on PBS? We found the videos and book at the library. Ever since the first video about tunnels Big T has been fascinated by them. Last night Beloved found found a game online where you construct a bridge that has to stay together (obviously) and hold the weight of different things walking across it. I think Beloved and Big T played it for almost an hour and he has already asked about playing it today. Here is a picture of them playing it last night. Who knows...maybe we have a future architect on our hands with an interest in history. :-)

Hope you all are having a great week and your children are having fun learning new things. :-) Blessings to everyone. :-D

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Computer is....

no more. I have a post about it up on our other blog that you can go over and read. I will say we haven't done school yet this week because on Monday I went to see the midwife, Tuesday I did some organizing, and today there was a baby shower for me! We will have school tomorrow morning and I will do my best to update. Blessings to all!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Still chugging right along

Some days it is a struggle, but we are still chugging right along. I think today was day 45 for school. I am very happy with how far we have gotten on our school lessons before the baby comes. We have less than two weeks until the baby's due date. We just have to wait and see when the baby decides to make his/her entrance into this world. But due to starting early we can have a few weeks to enjoy the precious baby and not fall way behind on school lessons. :-) I am debating but I am thinking of taking the week and doing lessons on Autumn. Not sure yet though. Anyway, I tried taking some pictures during school today but as you will children tend to "ham" it up for the camera. It's hard to actually capture a picture of them doing any work these days. LOL ;-)

I did catch Little E doing some "big kid" work. (He likes to have the same papers as Big T and Sweet E.) But that wasn't going to last.

But then he noticed that I was taking his picture......

And then he decided to be silly at try to eat his schoolwork. LOL :-D

I think I was even tempted to eat the paper. I never realized how difficult the English language is to learn until I got into the middle of teaching it. You tell the children that a letter could sound one way, but then the next week you say it could sound another way. To top it off there are numerous exceptions to every rule. I am so proud of my children pushing through and doing their best to learn all of this. (The newest is the letter "y". It has it's own sound, but then can also sound like I or even E depending on how many syllables the word's so tiring trying to keep up with all of this. LOL)

Even though I was unable to capture photos of their school work... I can show a video clip of Big T and Sweet E reciting their latest bible verse.

I even have a video of Little E. He loves trying to copy what his older siblings are doing. So I tried to get a variety of things he has been saying lately on video. :-)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bible Memorization

Here is the video of their last memory verse. Proverbs 12:18 :-)