Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekly Homeschool Highlights: Week 5 RtR

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Well, better late than never I suppose.
The "highlight" of my week was my son accidentally giving me a left hook.
I have not been the same since.
I did get in to see the chiropractor on Friday so I hope to feel better soon.

But you're here for school stuff not moans and groans about my frail "tent"--
"Tents are haaarrrrdddd!" (Russell from the movie, "UP.")

Okay, focusing now...

Our week was marked by interruptions and distraction.
We did work at the goofiest time this week but we did do it.

In Bible we studied three verses from Romans and I am going to test myself by not looking as I type them in... here we go-

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

But God demonstrates His love for us in this;
that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

And we know that in all things God is working for good,
for those who love God and called according to His purpose.

I just checked and although it's not word for word, it was pretty close. Good for Mommy :)

We talked about "all" being, well, all. No one is perfect except Christ Jesus because He was fully man AND fully God.

Since we were created to be a reflection of His glory, I shared with the kiddos that "falling short of His glory" is like trying to look at the mirror in the bathroom after a shower.

The fog keeps us from seeing an accurate reflection just like our sin kept God from seeing an accurate reflection in us.

Because of the blood of Jesus, now when God looks at us, He sees His perfect Son.


We actually had a chuckle about the next portion of Scripture--
"While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

It never before dawned on us , in quite that way, that of course we were still sinners... it's only His death and resurrection that delivers us from our sin. If weren't sinners when He died, He wouldn't have needed to.

We need reminding of the simple things-- and often!

In history, we learned about Roman Social Classes, Roman Gods, Roman Literature, and specifically Virgil and the Aeneid.


Our Latin root words were, "novem" = nine and "decem" = ten


In science, we studied the tongue. It must have been the topic of the week because I went to our women's gathering at church on Saturday morning and the topic was our tongue and speech.

More on that in another post.

The kiddos were able to make a model of the tongue which they share with you in this video--



I think the best part of our week, school-wise, is our read aloud, "The Bronze Bow."

We love read aloud time... it's our fav.


We listened to more Haydn, did more exercises in God and the History of Art plus the usual math, spelling, English.

I'm learning a ton in my grammar workbook. It is definitely easier to teach something that you know and understand for yourself.
Grammar is much more exciting the second time around.
That's probably because I actually want to learn it now!

That was our week... nothing terribly exciting but good and solid. It was a very gray weather week so I didn't take any pictures :( except the science ones. Hopefully next week will be better-- and sunnier!

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psalm 17:8

(He asked what this verse meant after he held the "apple" up to his eye.
He was very excited when he learned that the "apple" was the pupil of the eye and
as fast as the pupil can close is the speed that the Lord comes to our rescue.
The timing was great because there is a "senses" exercise from last week to
show the reaction speed of the pupil. Isn't that great?)

Well, Week 6-- here we come :)


MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

One of the things I love about homeschooling is being able to keep odd times with it.

I imagine that school tomorrow won't happen until after lunch. Our church's missions conference is this week and I have to be at church to cook breakfast at 6:00am. I'm just guessing that I'll be wanting a nap before any thinking is required! It would be a shame to fall asleep in the middle of teaching (bc yeah, I've done that on more than one occasion!). ;)

Julie said...

I used to hate when we couldn't fit school into it's "normal" time but now I've adapted a bit (after only 11 years lol.) We actually did some school this weekend! Can you believe how quickly it's all going by? 5 weeks already. I really like the foggy mirror analogy, great way to get the point across. Hope you have a happy week. :)

Lainie said...

Marsha, how exciting! Praying for lots of energy for you. And I have no idea what you're talking about-- falling asleep in the middle of school--never!! (ahem, except if you count those times exhaustion sweeps over me and I conk out on the family room floor!) Okee dokee moving on...

Julie-- I love being a relaxed home school too. We actually like doing stuff on the weekends so Daddy can join in on the fun.

I liked the foggy mirror thing too! It just popped into my head as were talking-- the Lord is good that way :)

Hope you have a blessed week too!

Ann said...

Ahh..the Great Switcharoo...I love that the Lord reminds us of His truth often and in different ways so we get it right where we are at NOW.

The Man Crew said...

Thanks for your comment on my daybook the other day. We are on our first year of MFW, whuch has us doing the Exploring Countries and Cultures geography year. The supplies arrived yesterday evening and I can't WAIT to dig in and get started...everything I've found about MFW or heard about it is excellent! Now, to put it to the test, YEAH! Thanks for the encouragement, I'm sure I'll need it come Monday :)

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