"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8

Saturday, September 10, 2011

School Week in Review #2

We have officially completed 11 days of school! After some ups and downs we had a really terrific day on Friday. Maybe it was the wonderful sunshine after the steady rain and storms all week? I think it was a little gift from God. : ) After a sleepless night on Thursday, I had surprising energy and patience which could only come from the Lord. I'm praying we're settling into our routine and we'll start the week much like we ended it on Friday.

Here is our week in pictures. 
L had his first math test. He relocated to the kitchen to ensure full concentration. As a former math teacher I'm coming to terms with the fact this is not his favorite subject.  I'm hopeful he'll catch onto my enthusiasm! : )
 In history we finished up our study of Christopher Columbus making the three boats seen here. We're glad to have a lego man play the role of Chris. 
Here L is waving a library book to produce wind to send the boats from Europe to North America. The boys LOVED this. Of course they were quick to jump in the water with the boats. I didn't capture that on camera because I was too busy grabbing the library book to protect it from water. 
 A few science experiments... trying to flip a newspaper off the counter with a ruler. We discovered that the air presses down on the newspaper keeping it in place. (L was determined so it did come off, but with some resistance.)
The upside down trick... The cup is full of water but the air pushes up on the cardboard keeping it in place and holding the water inside. 
We started our lessons on Jamestown, Captain John Smith, 
Pocohantas and the Indians. 
 In Kindergarten, we started our unit on the letter Ss is for sun.  
The theme is "Jesus is the light of the world." 
Letter S with rocks
 Making a sun and creating a pattern with the rays. 
 Letter S cuisenaire rods activity - You can see he's tired of all my picture taking! : )
 E and A worked together to make playdough into the shape of an uppercase 
and lowercase s. Loved to see the collaboration! 
And you see below that playdough has many uses. 

And finally some sunshine for recess! 
Which in this case is a bike ride around the neighborhood. 

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