This week marked our first country study--right here at home in the good old U.S.A.
We read about the bold Dwight Moody in our Hero Tales book. He led quite a remarkable life and I had never heard of him before. He lost everything in the Great Chicago Fire and still held on to his faith and did great things with it.
We learned how to find the various books and verses in the Bible this week and our focus was on the book of Matthew. Since it was originally written in Greek, we made these cute bookmarks with Matthew's name written on them in Greek.
Geography and science were mostly review We weren't able to get out this week for nature study but we're going to try and make up for it next week.
We did a fun art project based on Native American sand painting.Unfortunately, I couldn't find bags of fine sand at any of big retailers this time of year, and I didn't want to pay for expensive colored sand at the craft stores. So, I decided to use SALT! It's fine and gritty just like real sand lol.
We bought some powdered dye and colored our salt piles. I set them out to dry a little faster in the sun and the colors got a little faded, but the kids didn't seem to care.
Then we drew picture on black paper and "colored" them with salt. Then we outlined them in white oil pastel to make them stand out. I think they turned out pretty cute.
My son had trouble thinking of a pattern, so he did a bunch of triangles.
My oldest daughter's. She had to get in the peace signs somewhere.
And my youngest did mostly flowers.
What were your homeschooling highlights this week?