|Sadie, Tom, and Blachick|
Today was the last class of the year for our geography/missions homeschool co-op I started last fall. We've had a great year learning about various countries in Africa, missionaries, food, culture, maps, and more. My dear friend made cupcakes and even decorated them with flag picks of the countries studied. Argh, I meant to get a picture of that. Oh well, maybe next year when we move on to Asia, Lord willing.
|Cupcake painting a colorful hotel|
|Muffy's birthday presents|
|Wind and the Willows illustration|
|S, Muffy, Aunt Missy, and Cupcake|
S and E worked hard at their booklists this week. E is now captivated with Narnia, even choosing to read it in his spare time too. They're both still on Robin Hood, which is a very LONG book. I am hoping they will finish it in the next couple of weeks. They both think the mythology book, Age of a Fable by Thomas Bullfinch is weird, but they do it anyway. E loves reading and listening to books in his treehouse. However, S does not care to spend his time there. Both boys, along with Muffy, watched "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare- The Animated Tales on dvd from Netflix this week. I'd like to get the whole set for our homeschool. We also listened to Joseph Haydn's "Farewell Symphony" (Symphony #45 in F Major). E is very close to conquering long division!!!! Thank you Math-U-See. In Bible, we learned about King Jehu who was zealous in destroying Ahab's family and their gods, but didn't destroy the gods of Jeroboam.
|E at Fort Macon|
Matt preached on "Hate" this past Wednesday night using the book of Jonah as his basis, with several ties to other Old and New Testament examples. We were so glad for him to have the opportunity, and I was so glad that Tylenol made me feel well enough not to miss it! He and I've had some good discussions and things are brewing as a result of last weeks trip to Together For the Gospel.
I've been trying to keep up with Muffy in Wind of the Willows. If books were food I'd say that selection is like having strawberry shortcake with cream on top! I'm happy to finally report the completion of Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling, volume 1. I also finished Johnothan Edwards on True Christianity this week. Apparently, Jonathan Edwards faced nominalism in churches back in his day as well. I'd love to tell you all about it, but that would require a whole other post. Matt is re-reading David Platt's Radical, so I decided to do the same. I'm ahead of him, but don't tell him I said that. Hee, hee, hee. If you haven't read it, it is one I think every evangelical Christian should read (or listen to, I've got both the audio and the book, and I love to lend!). Lastly, I've been enjoying leading our children's choir. They sang during Sunday morning worship and did great. I think I was the only nervous one!