We started the day with Circle Time.
- popcorn prayer
- calendar with Happy
- Sang "Amazing Grace" - we'll move on to a new hymn Monday
- Sang the "Star Spangled Banner" & recited The Pledge of Allegiance (cute side note - Miss H put her hand over her heart without me saying anything when we started to sing.)
- Each of the older boys read our new poem "A Thought" by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Continued with Our 24 Family Ways - working on Way #1 "We love and obey our Lord, Jesus Christ, with wholehearted devotion."
- While they colored their picture from Our 24 Family Ways, I read a chapter in Farmer Boy.
- We began working on learning John 3:16 in sign language. I loved this & I think the boys did as well. John 3:16 is the first verse Happy needs to learn for AWANA & I truly believe the signs are aiding him in this. Even Miss H was doing them as best as a 2-year-old can although she refused to show her Mom later. We'll definitely be keeping this in our Circle Time. I'm using a book called Sign & Say: Bible Verses for Children and it's very easy to follow.
- Happy & Conductor worked on their AWANA verses. Happy's is the same as the one we are signing so that worked well for him. Lego-Man helped Conductor with his verses. Lego-Man is a LIT or Leader-in-Training at AWANA this year. Our group only does up to the 6th grade. He helps with all the little Cubbies & does well with it. I am going to have him do a book as well but we keep forgetting to get his entrance booklet to get started.
The boys then moved on to Math. Lego-Man & Conductor worked in their MUS books. I picked up a preK math book at the Dollar Tree the night before & started Happy on that to see if it would help him with some of the writing issues he's having. He did okay but I really need to carve out some time just for him. He needs some help on writing numbers and such. We'll get there though.
I then sent them off to do private devotions in their rooms while I prepared lunch. (Bible). They continue to use the ICB Illustrated Bible books I have since we still can't find their Bibles. Guess what I'll be doing Sunday afternoon? Yup - hoeing out boy rooms trash bag in hand.
While the boys ate their lunch, I had Jelly Telly on the computer. Thursday is Science day. They learned about woodpeckers.
Science continued after lunch & nap time with the reptile lapbooks we are creating. I'm really enjoying these lapbooks & can't wait to share them with everyone.
We ended our day with journal Writing & Literature reading.
Thursdays nights find us at our AWANA club meeting which lasts for about two hours. I typically get their earlier since I'm the Cubbies/Sparks secretary & hubby is the Game Director. The boys enjoy this. Happy is now in Sparks (grades K-2) & Conductor is in T&T (grades 3-6). Lego-Man, as mentioned above, is a LIT for Cubbies (ages 3 & 4). It makes for a busy night but it's always fun & I love watching the kids put those Bible verses into their hearts. (Bible)
Miss H worked on the following during our school time today (she napped for a lot of it as well):
- coloring (new color wheel crayon that I bought for $1 at The Dollar Tree along with some new coloring books too)
- stickers and paper