With all of our other summer fun going on, we've gotten off to a slow start. We only got 4 days of school done in the last 2 weeks, but that's the whole point of schooling year round, so we can be flexible with our schedule. We finished up Unit 1 & began Unit 2.
In our Bible time, we finished discussing persistence and Proverbs 2:3-5. We began memorizing Proverbs 11:2 and have had many discussions on what humility is and why we need to be humble instead of prideful.
In history, we've continued learning about Christopher Columbus. For one of our projects, we used a balloon to be the earth, and Samuel labeled index cards with the continents and oceans and then put them on the balloon in their proper places. We then checked his work on our globe. He did a great job of getting them in the right locations!
On another day in history, Samuel copied a map of Columbus' travels from one of his books. He took his time trying to get it exactly right. He did a great job!
In storytime, we've continued reading about George Rogers Clark. Samuel is really enjoying this book. He has also been enjoying the daily poetry readings. I'm glad he likes it, and it is something I would have never thought to add in on my own. He takes his time each day on his copywork so he can get the poem written exactly right.
In science we are continuing to learn about the seashore. We did an experiment one day to show how waves are caused by the wind. He liked turning the hair dryer all the way up so he could make "monstrous waves".
For his science notebook, he made a notebook page with Genesis 1:10 and then copied pictures of animals from his book. He was supposed to copy animals that live on the shore and between the tides. I misread the directions and had him copy from the wrong page for his between the tides animals, but he spent so much time on it, I didn't want to make him redo it.
Finally, for DITHOR, he finished reading Catwings and began working on his book project. For his project, he had to draw pictures from the beginning, middle, and end of the story and then use props to retell his story. He did a great job!
So far, Samuel is still loving his "new school" as he calls it. He told me the other day, "Mom, school is so much fun. I look forward to it every day." I'm sure that attitude will come and go, but it made me happy that he's at least having fun right now!