For our Bible time, we continued reading stories from "A Young Person's Guide to Knowing God," by Patricia St. John. I am really liking this devotional, as I really think it is teaching my children how to apply passages of scripture to their own lives. We also took the time to pray for our nation's judicial system and judges. The first week, we prayed for the President, and the second week we prayed for Congress. I love this, because not only is it teaching them to pray for those in charge of our country, it is also reminding me to pray for those I often forget to pray for.
Our memory verse this week was John 13:15.
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
For History, Andrew learned about the British setting fire to the White House in 1814. He also began learning how to read maps and directions (N, S, E, W). We learned and sang the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Please, somebody tell me that I'm not the only one that gets all emotional listening to my kids sing these songs! We also learned of America's thirteenth President, Millard Fillmore.
While Vincent learned about the scientific method, Andrew learned about molecules and DNA, and then finished off the week learning about solids, liquids, and gases. Our DNA experiment was especially fun...we saw tiny strands of onion DNA!
With Isaac in K, we finished off his Turtle unit this week and started U-u-Us. We've been learning about the five wonderful senses God has given us. There has been a lot of blind-folding paired with tasting, feeling, and smelling. ;-) I was also able to turn this into a discussion about trust, because while Isaac was blind-folded, Andrew jokingly told me I should give Isaac...well, let's just say something VERY unappetizing to taste. I talked to him about trust and how broken trust is not easily fixed. I think the highlight of Isaac's week was listening to his classical CD and trying to move gracefully around the house while trying to keep a beanbag on his head. LOL!