We had “half” day of school today since public school was out and I wanted Brendan and Ryan to play outside with their friends while everyone was home. For Bible, we read about how Gideon tested God and how he wanted reassurance that God was really with him. The boys reviewed and copied the last part of the 23rd Psalm. Our newest Greek word is helios, which means sun. We chose the Shufflebarger family out of our prayer pocket and will be praying for them this week.
Since it was Martin Luther King Day, we watched a few minutes of his famous speech and talked briefly about segregation and prejudice. In our Patricia St. John book, we read a paragraph about a painting of Jesus with the children of the world on his lap. It was perfect, since it described children of difference races and how God loves us all the same! Now I can’t get the familiar children’s song out of my head – “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight! Jesus loves the little children of the world.” (You’re welcome :)…now you can have it stuck in your head too – LOL!)
Justin was home today and got to help with our science experiment. Between him and Brendan, I don’t know who had the most fun! The experiment was supposed to help us understand Newton’s third law of motion – for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction….um, yeah…or we could just play with fire :)! Ryan watched for a few minutes and then ran off to play football with the neighbors. Oh well, I guess we can’t have super-productive educational breakthroughs all the time! At least we learned a few things and had a fun day together as a family!