We had an absolutely wonderful, fabulous, oh-so-glad-to-be-back week with HOD this past week!!
We started up on Monday with a bang - (in my nicely organized school room, and newly painted
kitchen). I wrapped up the kids supplies and a few of the books. And, we've had fun cracking them open this week.
Grant did Unit 1 of Preparing this week. We love it!
I made up a pretty detailed schedule, and so far it's working out great. I think that Grant has been able to finish a day's work in Preparing more quickly than he was finishing Bigger last year. He tends to be one who will let a job f--i--l--l the available time, so giving him an ending time for a subject is keeping our momentum going.
We were instantly hooked on Grandpa's Box - just like all the other Preparing Pals out there.
Grant was shouting out the answers to Grandpa's questions along with Marc and Amy while I was reading.
We even had a thunderstorm just like they had at Grandpa's shop on Thursday.
Grant really likes being able to work independently on some things. This is going to be something that I know I'll really enjoy watching him grow into. Here is his coat of arms that he made for his history project this week.
For DITHOR, Grant started his biography. (That was one of the 2 genres that we didn't get to last year.) Here are 5 things he used to tell about himself. A pocket knife (He likes tools and weapons.), spy gear (He likes spying and being adventurous.), a play gun (He likes hunting.), wooden train whistle (He likes climbing trees - it really has nothing to do with the "train whistle" part, just the wood.
), and a trophy (He likes working on the dairy farm and taking cows to the fair.) Jed Smith is a prefect book for him to start with!
My favorite part of our days has been the Bible Study. I missed these meaningful conversations from last year. And, we both love the Psalms CD!
Allison and Garret didn't quite finish LHTH last year. We had 3 1/2 units left...so we started out this week right where we left off.
They missed it and were glad to dive back in! We talked about Jesus being buried and rising again. I love being reminded of God's great love for us, and it was a blessing to see Allison be so thankful for Jesus' sacrifice FOR HER!
Here are a few of our projects to go with LHTH.
We really liked the counting activity that went along with Jesus being buried all alone in the tomb. I hid blocks in the cake carrier. Garret got to count them, and then Allison counted backwards to take them away and leave just one.
Allison is also still doing phonics, and started the Fine Motor Skills and Math boxes from LHFHG. Garret joined us for some of the fun math activities, but he's not doing the workbook or any "writing" yet.
Numbers 1-5 with masking tape, and jumping over the correct number of blocks was our favorite from the week.
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE school with HOD!!