Praise the Lord, that is what I have been feeling for the about the last week. When I was working part time my world was not running so smoothly over here at the LSG home. That did not make things happy, happy, happy for this type A mama, that is for sure.
I left the PT job about the second week in January and it has taken this long to really get it back together with the house, kids and schooling. I am so thankful that everyone seems to have adjusted back to our normal routine and that we are back to school (all subjects included).
We are having a lot of fun with reading about Daniel Boone, tracking and nature studies! Everyone has been enjoying our read aloud, Daniel Boone by Janet & Geoff Benge. The Lil' Chef is reading The Sign of the Beaver, she is so into that book! Computer Girl is also really into her reader, Who is Daniel Boone? TGTL had her reading another DB book but it got misplaced, so we just picked a different one up at the library.
Along with our DB reading we also read about Samuel Morse and Morse code and James Cook this week. We had a great time doing Morse code with a spot light and cracking each others messages. The kids even got dad in on the action when he came home from work. When ever they do that it shows me that they are enjoying what we are learning! Luv it!
This week also has us labeling parts of a flower. We did this last week with bees and the kids has a blast. They know know every part of a bee, as well as how to tell different bees apart. I am just loving the nature studies that TGTL has included. The kids seem to enjoy them too! The only complaint that I get from 1 or 2 of them is when they have to draw animals, for some reason they feel that this "drawings aren't good." I will help them a little with the drawing, but for the most part I just try to encourage them through it. Usually once they are finished they are happy with the end result.
I know there have been a few people asking about picture books for some of the younger guys. I thought I would include some of the picture books and videos that we have grabbed from the library to go along with our Daniel Boone unit:
The American Frontier - Video by Schlessinger Media
Big Tracks, Little Tracks : Following animal prints by Selsam, Millicent E
Crinkleroot's Book of Animal Tracking. by Arnosky, Jim.