This boy turned 8 this week!
(more on that later)
Zac didn't have much work this week, which meant lots of family time. Add in Logan's birthday, and school just wasn't a top priority this week. But I squeezed it in when we had time here and there, focusing mainly on History. In Story of the World, we read about Joseph, which has always been one of the kids' favorite Bible stories. Since the kids love it so much, we parked it in this chapter all week.
I'm trying different ways of reading aloud to my kids. This week they painted kindling while I read, and it was pretty successful. Logan especially seems to benefit from doing something quietly with his hands while I read.
To focus more on this chapter, I found these two worksheets online. Felicity loved the color by number paper and took a lot of pride in it. I'll have to find her more.
* Add colors to Joseph's coat
* Joseph's color by number coat
We also watched Joseph King of Dreams on Netflix, and the episode on Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors from a Bible stories series that we own (which I can't find online, sorry).
I was excited that Logan received some new games for his birthday. He also got LOTS of Legos. So this week we played board games and built a lot with Legos, both of which I TOTALLY count as school! In the above picture, we are playing "The Ladybug Game" which is a really cute game that was invented by a 6 year old. You have to get your ladybug from the dirt patch to the rose bush, collecting aphids along the way, which you pay to the ants like a toll to get past them. The kids really enjoyed it.
Logan also got checkers, which Kian finds intriguing. I'm trying to teach him to play it, but its still a bit confusing to him. On this day, the big kids were out with Zac, spending Logan's birthday money, while I stayed home with the napping little boys. Upon waking from his nap, Kian said, "Hello Mama. Can we play checkers?". And so we did.
That was our week.
How was your home schooling week?
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