Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory:
Just last weekend, Riley told my dh that he loved school and wanted to do it every day, even on the weekends.
My dh and I really could not believe this because he is our ds that loves the outdoors and has never been unsure what to play for his free time. He is just ALL BOY! It was a great little gift from God that Riley shared that with us.
He is especially enjoying our Storytime read-aloud, The Key to the Treasure
. We are only several chapters into it, and he can hardly wait for the next time. He also loved reading Tornado
out loud to me from his Emerging Reader's Set. He always wants to practice it once first, by himself all cuddled up with a blanket on top of our master bed. Then, he shouts "I"M READY, MOM!!!" If I am not up those stairs in a flash, he can hardly handle it.
We just finished the book Thurs., and it had a great ending. He feels like such a big boy reading the emerging readers, and I'm glad he's excited about reading. He'll often offer to help Wyatt, his older brother, sound out difficult words (which Wyatt doesn't need help with), but it's too cute to see Riley already feeling like quite the expert in reading.
For history, we've been on pins and needles with Stories of the Pilgrims
, waiting to see if Isaac and Joseph will escape being Indian slaves and make it back to their parents' home, which is many, many, unknown miles back. Riley has the book all ready to go, and is usually very impatiently waiting for me on the couch to join him (I'm usually finishing up with Wyatt's PHFHG grammar). He had his Bible memory verse memorized on the first day and was so proud of himself. He really liked all of the BLHFHG math activities on graphing this week. We made a bunch of graphs using masking tape and manipulatives - like playing cards, snacks, etc. He then had to compare the results, like saying "there were 4 more marshmallows than crackers" and "there were 4 less crackers than marshmallows", or "there were 22 snacks altogether", etc. Then, he enjoyed eating the snacks. This made his Singapore math page super easy. Here are some pictures of the cards graph:
I hope you had a great week too!