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Kindergarten

Here are some shots of Emma’s school curriculum.  She just started Kindergarten last week, not because we expected her to, but because when we opened the box and she saw all this cool stuff she wanted to begin right away!  Some fun things we’ll be doing later this year include starting an Ant farm and housing an indoor butterly garden to watch them grow from caterpillars into butterflies!  Looks like lots of fun to me!  For those of you who are interested, we’re using the K program from My Father’s World check it out!

Emma and K package

K package

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Emma’s Artwork

Emma is working on 2 projects for Kindergarten (see below) this is a close up of one of the items she colored just to show you how well she’s doing!

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This is one of Emma’s current school projects.  She’s illustrating a book to explain the 7 days of creation.  We haven’t gotten to day 7 yet, but when we do (tomorrow) we’ll be adding a blank page to show that God rested.  Enjoy!

day 1 light and dark Day 1

day 2 Sky, water above and below the sky  Day 2

Day 3 Seas, dry land and plants Day 3

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day 4 sun moon and stars Day 4

day 5 Living creatures of the sea, and birds of the air Day 5

day 6 Animals and People Day 6 (Emma wanted Adam and Eve to take a shower, so that’s what the elephant is doing for them!)

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Emma’s artwork part 4

Here is the poster Emma is working on which shows the numbers related to the days of creation, again we haven’t gotten to day 7 (that’s tomorrow) but the number would be blank anyway.  Emma has been really working on coloring IN the lines, she’s improved DRAMATICALLY!!!  We’re very proud of her beautiful banner!

123456

123

456

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Kailie’s 2nd grade

Our curriculum for 2nd grade is here!!  Kailie would like to start “AS SOON AS I FINISH 1st!”  i.e. she wants to school through the summer too…we’ll see if that actually happens!  LOL!  We will be using My Father’s World – Adventures  which is US History for 2nd and 3rd Graders.  The program includes: Bible, history, geograpy, science, literature, art and music.  We’re adding in our own ideas for math and language arts….it looks to be a great year ahead!

Kailie 2nd

 

For Language Arts we have just started Language Lessons for the Very Young from Queens homeschool supply.  It has been great so far.  It includes art picture study (with full color images), poem memorization, copywork from great poetry selections, narration practice as well as typical English grammar instruction all in Charlotte Mason style.  Highly recommended!

language arts

This is the science kit that’s included with My Father’s World.  This year we will be studying a variety of topics including:  bird study, plants, animals, physical science, magnets etc  with lots of experiments for our budding scientist!

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Newspaper People

Today a lady who works for the town paper came and interviewed Dave and I since we are “new in town”.  I guess they’re going to publish it in the paper…?  She also brought us lots of brochures, maps, coupons to area vendors, etc.  This place is crazy!  When we first moved in the butcher and the store manager of a local grocery store stopped by and brought us a bunch of food to stock our freezer and “Welcome you to Humboldt!”!  Then the cable company called and gave us *FREE* cable for a year….!  I love it here!

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