It has been a blessing this week as we have been able to
focus on getting back to more structured learning.
We are aiming to complete our history study in Exodus
so we can be ready for this upcoming year's studies.
We have been reading about and discussing
the ten plagues of Egypt. It has been a fascinating study
as we are learning which Egyptian gods each plague discredited.
One of the projects we've been doing during this time
is a mini book of the 10 plagues.
I found the idea as I was searching for coloring pages.
Here are their books...
We've, also, been learning a song to help us remember
the order of the plagues, which we have all been enjoying.
Also, this week, we enjoyed doing a study on the tree
in our backyard, learning it was a willow oak
and discussing different animals that sought out its acorns.
The children, also, enjoyed doing leaf rubs and sketches
in their nature journals...
Carolynne's ~ age 5
Beth ~ age 6
Will ~ age 10
Will's copywork of Virgil's poem
We, also, picked back up with other subjects this week.
The children enjoyed 'getting back to the books'...
Carolynne doing her phonics copywork
Beth illustrating a poem we read aloud
Will working on his copywork
We've enjoyed our past weeks of busyness together
but it was a delight to get back to some sort of routine
and structure in our learning moments.
Today we read about and discussed another plague
from the book of Exodus and then we devoted
the rest of the day to blessing the house...
Ally emptied, purged, and scrubbed the fridge
Will emptied and scrubbed all of the trash cans,
in addition to organizing the game drawer,
cleaning out the media armoire & straightening bookshelves.
Beth and Carolynne helped pick up sticks and toys
from the backyard, as well as put miscellaneous toys away,
organize the shoe closet, and wash baseboards.
I focused on the living room, moving furniture
and cleaning behind it, emptied the blanket basket
and aired out all of the blankets, washed windows,
emptied and organized the six drawers of the side tables,
swept, mopped, and vacuumed, and washed the curtains.
We took a break in between for an ice cream treat...
I loved, too, being able to hang the laundry on the line,
due to the wonderful breezes we had today...
I just love laundry on the line!
It was a real blessing to work together today,
keeping our home a pleasant haven to dwell.