So I wanted to update everyone on how things are going with end of our year!! We still have a tad bit more to finish up, as other things have taken precendence over the past few weeks...things like SUNSHINE!! Lol We also had a wonderful trip to the coast with my parents which was so much fun until the end when I got very sick after giving in to temptation and eating wheat/gluten!
My oldest did her first year of standardized testing through Family Learning! She did really well scoring in the 99th percentile. It's a great feeling as a parent to see your child score so well...but at the same time the scores will vary over the years and I need to remind myself that is NOT what homeschooling is all about for me. If you need some encouragement in this area check out my 4 week series called, "Stepping off the Beaten Path"
For Expedition Earth we have New Zealand, The Artic, and Antarctica to finish up. Normally I would spend 2-3 days per country but as we neared the end and I realized I was a tad behind we have been completing two countries per week!
Here are some photos of the countries we have "travelled" to over the past several weeks:
Finding the Countries on the Map!
Here they are showing off their favorite animals!
Maps & Flags
Other things we've done:
- Pray for the people of each country
- Read about Children from the country
- Read from "Window on the World" and "Usborne Living World Encycopedia"
- Listen to songs from "Wee Sing Around The World"
- Read about missionaries from YWAM - "Heroes for Young Readers" series!
Thanks for stopping by!