Forgive me for not recapping last week. We took a field trip to Montgomery with our co-op. It’s a good two hour drive so it was a busy day!
I’m glad we went. BigG was really excited about going. Which is great, because I thought it might be too boring for a 6 year old. But he had a great time. I’ll tell you more about it in minute.
Let’s start at the beginning of the week.
We were reading My Father’s Dragon and have enjoyed it a lot more than the first read-aloud in Sonlight Core A. Well, BigG enjoyed the Boxcar Children but I did not. But we’ve both enjoyed My Father’s Dragon.
Here’s what he worked on during read-aloud time (because he has to have something for his hands to do):
If you’re familiar with the book, you might recognize it as a map of the island and all the animals the character meets. The black thing is the dragon flying away. LOL. The book is part of a series so I’m hoping the library has the others.
We made fossils out of toy dinosaur skeletons and playdough. (We were wrapping up the Apologia Zoology 1 chapter on pterosaurs and I needed something to keep him still and quiet for a few minutes. It was a big hit! He’s done it twice on his own since!)
History was Vikings. BigG loves vikings. We recently read Imagination Station: Voyage with the Vikings so everything we learned from it was fresh in our minds. We’re on book 4 of the Imagination Station series and we love it! They’re a lot like Magic Tree House books but with a Christian spin. We usually read them at bedtime. It’s our non-curriculum reading but equally as educational.
So then there was Montgomery. We went to:
- The Museum at the Alabama National Archives
- The Capitol
- Old Alabama Town
- The First White House of the Confederacy
It was a lot of fun! But boy were we tired! But not too tired to stop at Peach Park in Clanton on our way home for ice cream!
The Saturday, we went to the Anniston Museum of Natural History for free admission day they do once a year. We always love our trips to the Anniston Museum! There was a reptile show too. BigG loved it!
Well, that was last week. This week, we managed to stay in our county. LOL.
We just started our next read aloud in Core A – The Hundred Dresses. And history this week was all stories from I Heard the Good News Today. I’m really pleased and pleasantly surprised at how much we are both enjoying this book! This week we read about St. Patrick, Columba and Boniface. All of them were missionaries in the early ADs. I get a devotional in the mail from Samaritan’s Purse (a charity that we support) called Prayer Point and each week it tells a story of what the missionaries are doing in a specific country. I decided we would pick this up once a week, find the country on the map, read about what the missionaries are doing and pray for the things it lists are being needed in that country. This has gone over very well. I’m pleased.
So basically, to recap, things are very positive! Our Sonlight curriculum is working well! BigG is being an open, receptive student. And things are just going well!
We’re taking Monday off to spend with family and swim. How about you?