Saturday, August 13, 2011

MFW-ECC - Week 2 - I got a dollar, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Week 2 is under our belts! We made it through 5 full days of school. WHEW! Our school days are longer than last year and it feels non-stop busy from start to finish each day, but I guess that's what happens as the kids get older and the school work gets tougher. I'm hoping, once we get a good routine in place, we'll have time for longer breaks in between activities.  

In ECC, the kids have really enjoyed track #1 from Wee Sing Around the World..."Hello to All the Children of the World".

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You can't tell this was "staged" can you? Noooo, of course not ;)


Some highlights from our week were...


 The Nature Walk


We thought it would be fun to complete this activity while visiting Granny at her house. She has a huge pin oak and cedar tree in her front yard.  


The Paper Dolls

As a little girl, Granny used to cut out paper dolls...so this was a perfect activity for she and A to do together and take a little stroll down memory lane. 

Granny *hates* getting her picture taken, but for her great-grandbabies - she'll do anything :) ...thank you, thank you, thank you Granny for being such a good sport and creating such precious memories with the kiddos :)


The Free Clothing Giveaway


Let me just say, I am super-dee-dooper excited about all the things God is doing through our church and its people. Our church is opening a clothing closet and possibly a food pantry. Wednesday night, our family had an opportunity to get out with other church members and have a free garage sale. We went to a community near our church and passed out free children's school clothes, as well as a few adult clothes, to those who needed it. It is one thing to go away and do this type of thing on a mission trip somewhere for total strangers, but a completely different thing to do it right in your own community with people you may know...what a blessing to be a part of something like that!!!


The kids had a GREAT time following their maps to find their hidden treasures.




And what did they find? A dollar, of course :)




We opted to make world cookies instead of a world cake. It takes us FOOORREVVVER to eat up an entire cake, but cookies?...just a day or two :)



A few of the books we have enjoyed reading this week to go along with our ECC studies have been...
Aleeya really liked this one!

This was not the exact book ECC suggested (our library didn't have the other), but it was a cute read and happened to fit 



If there has been one thing my kids have just not gotten into, it has been the Kingdom Tales stories. 




They just really have not liked them. While the stories have great meaning and symbolism, they are also long and drawn out. I don't know if it is the time it takes to read them or my kids ages, but they lose interest in them very quickly. We made it through the first story, struggled through the 2nd, gave up part way through the 3rd and that is where it ended. We may try later on in the year or over the summer, but for now, the book is sitting on our shelf. Other than this one thing, ECC has been great so far!  






We also took some time out to go to 2 of our good friends joint skating party :)




I hope you all have had a great week as well :)

And in case you missed our review of week 1, you can check it out here :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I am co-hosting the My Father's World Homeschool Highlights this school year with Kathi @ A Heart Like Water. This is where MFW families connect weekly, or as often as you like, to share what we are doing in our schools. The first one is Aug 25, the info is on my blog. I hope you join us!

    Kattie
    http://2ladybugsandalizard.blogspot.com/

    ps: We are doing ECC this year too! I'll be checking in for sure to see what you guys are up to! I wish our local roller rink had those pvc roller bar thingys for the kids, they are just left to hang on the wall...or the floor :)

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  2. Looks like you had a fun week! I'm with you on the Kingdom Tales book. It helped when I drew the character on the white board as I read them... not that I draw well or anything..

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  3. Thanks Kattie, I am definitely gonna swing by. I love seeing what all the other MFW'ers are up to....so much creativity! I especially love all the smiles I see on kiddos' faces :)

    Monica - I had never thought about that. Thanks ;) I wonder how many different stick figures I could come up with...lol!

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