Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ECC Week 4 Day 3

ECC Week 4, Day 3

Today in school we read about Harriet Tubman in Hero Tales and the older 2 copied the character trait in their bible notebook. Its interesting how much of Harriet's life story they already know from books they have read in the past.

We did the flag work sheet below, coloring the flag and listing some facts below it.
The one below is Skylars, age 6.
Jaidyn wasnt paying attention when we were going over the colors of the US flag.
In Science we looked up different trees online and the older 2 drew the leaf and the leafs 'fruit', or seed.

For our nature walk, I let the little people play in the backyard as I just wasnt feeling up to a walk this morning, but hey. Our backyard is nature, and they DID walk around, so... 'check'.
Some leaves they collected

Doing a little bark rubbin'

Ran a nice 3.51 this morning. For some reason it always takes me about 2 miles to get into the 'groove' and after that I feel like I could throw down with Forrest Gump. Next week I start a 1/2 marathon training program, so we'll see how THAT goes.
Have a wonderful day!


  1. We have a 3 year old and are going to start homeschooling in the very near future. I just love reading about what you do in school each day! It's very encouraging. Especially since we're pretty much following in your footsteps having our children so close together - we also have a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and number 4 due in October. I've been worried about teaching so many kids at once, but you've made it look managable. Thanks! Any advice is welcome by the way. :)

  2. Having kids close together is the best! My oldest was not yet 5 when #4 was born. But I DID have a little over a 2.5 yr gap between 4 and 5 (#5 is my first boy) and I think the Lord knew I would need it. That kid is a tornado!! =)
    I *heart* MFW. It is THEE best for a mom of many kids who are close together.
    Remember in the early years (4,5,6) the 3 R's are really whats most important. Other than that, just do a lot of reading for science, history, etc....Good luck and feel free to stick around til you start!!

  3. I will definitely be sticking around! We have friends that use MFW and love it. We plan on going with a Catholic cirriculum. We haven't officially decided, but we'll probably use Mother of Divine Grace. It seems very similar to MFW from what I've seen. I especially like that it has a complete syllabus written out for the entire year! I don't think I could pull it off if I had to get all that figured out by myself! I think when our oldest turns 4 I'm just going to go through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and some kind of preschool workbook, just to get in a groove of some kind. I'm pretty sure she already knows most thing you learn in preschool. I just want to get her used to doing some school everyday. I'm very nervous and very excited!

    And... Your kids are adorable!