Here are a few highlights from our week.
In art, the kids learned about frustration. I am so glad this was the first lesson because if anyone in our family gets easily frustrated when it comes to art, it is my son. Hopefully, that lesson about Joni Eareckson Tada will stick with him in the coming months.
If you are not familiar with Joni, she has quite an amazing story. She was paralyzed from the shoulders down in her teens, yet, with God's help, went on to accomplish many things as well as create amazing artwork using just her mouth. Check some of her work out here.
|Trying their hand at drawing by mouth|
We started where it all began...the book of Genesis. We watched several short and amusing video clips to go along with our studies - What's in the Bible with Buck Denver , Bentley Bros. Genesis, and many more.
I like to follow along with what Jennifer and her kids are doing over at Hydrangeas and Harmony which is where I attribute finding many of these great video clip and songs links :)
We did not have time to do the Sabbath celebration this week due to an out of town trip we took on Friday. So, we sort of split CtG this week into 2 (hence the Part 1 post title). Next week, we are going to do a few more artsy craftsy things to prepare for our Sabbath celebration, then celebrate it this coming Friday and Saturday. We are really looking forward to it!
The kids are enjoying the dinosaur studies. They really wonder what it was like for Adam and Eve to live in harmony along-side these 'dragons'. Jase even brought out his mini-TRex replica he put together a few years ago to compare it with the pictures in Dinosaurs of Eden. We laughed at how monstrous its head, mouth, teeth, and legs were...yet, it had these tiny little arms. My husband said that was God's sense of humor...LOL!
We have been studying about light and the tricks your eyes can play on you when looking at different things. The examples in the science book were not that great, but we happened to have a book called Optical Tricks which had some excellent optical allusion examples.
After school one day, the kids had some fun riding the go-kart around the yard. Sometimes, they just get along so well, and other times...not so much - lol!
Hope you guys had an awesome week as well!