I have been so awful at keeping this up for records! We have been enjoying school so much, and if you ask my kids they will tell you that they don't do school! We have had so much fun and love learning so much, it doesn't seem like "school" although I am incredibly proud of my children's knowledge and accomplishments they've made this year already! We hit "school" hard in november because we generally take december off for more spiritual lessons and service projects. We still read constantly, etc... but we don't do as much history, science, math etc. So for november we work are batooties off so we can enjoy the special time of year that december is.
The kids have read hundreds of books already this year, and I really should make a list of what they've read, I'm so bad about that, we just read! We finished Around the World in 80 Day's as a family and we are still enjoying learning about the different countries they visited. Today we learned about Japan by finding it on our world map in the hallway, then we read a neat book on different Japanese arts, music, foods, customs, fashion, etc. We also learned about a typical Japanese household etc. Then we really enjoyed going on youtube and watching beautiful videos of traditional Japanese music and art , and we loved learning about the different instruments etc. We finished off by writing different words in Japanese Kanji... the kids hung up their drawings in the hallway beside the map of japan. I loved seeing what words they chose. Sydney of course chose dog. Dylan chose man. Marlee.... oh how I love that girl, she chose soy sauce :)
We have been really digging into the Bible this year, we are still only in Exodus because we go into such detail with gospel artwork and other neat resources. We are just now finishing the plagues and beginning to learn about Passover, which I believe will include us making a traditional Passover meal! The kids spirituality has grown so much this year also, and for that I am truly blessed. We have constantly been hit hard with trials throughout our time together as a family ( almost 11 years!!!) and thru each trial we have grown as a family and learned so much. The most important thing that my children have learned is how to take their worries and their praise to their Father in Heaven. Their prayers are beautiful, their faith is strong. I am thankful that we homeschool and I can be there to witness not only their spiritual growth but also their knowledge increasing. What a blessing!
We are starting The Odyssey by Homer for our next read aloud as a family. Im truly excited, I love to read and I am excited for my kids to read the books that I love.
Today Aunt Sandy is coming over for lunch. We are going to work together and make homemade pizzas and she has a new recipe for macaroons that we are excited to make ! The kids love to cook and I feel it is important for them to know how, and also to get to enjoy cooking with their family and extended family. It's important!!!
Well, I will try to update this daily or at least weekly hehehehe! I'm so bad lol! :)
I will leave you with a picture of one of the beautiful Japanese artworks that we have looked at today!