Our first school day of 2015 went much better than expected…in fact, it went great! I think the boys were ready to get back into a routine (even though they would never admit that they missed school 😉 ).
Brendan worked on a Proverbs project, took a math quiz, completed his science assignment for tomorrow, practiced cursive, did his Old Testament questions, studied the Greek alphabet, and finished a few more assignments.
Ryan and I reviewed his scripture memory, did some copywork, read about King George III and George and Martha Washington, did math, worked on geography, journaled, played a math game, practiced cursive, worked on a writing assignment, learned about nonvascular plants in science, and made johnnycakes (a popular food during Colonial times).
Ryan did a simple experiment with water and a paper towel to demonstrate how nonvascular plants get water:
We planted a few peanut plants and some herbs since we will be studying plants over the next few months. I hope they grow – I don’t have much of a green thumb 🙂 !
We are super excited to start our Christmas card praying again! This is an idea that I heard from a friend a few years ago and we have loved it doing it! Instead of throwing all of the beautiful Christmas cards that we received this year in a drawer, each week we will randomly draw two cards and pray for those families. I am going to do my best to e-mail each family to see if they have any specific prayer requests during the time we are praying for them.