Wrapping Up Week 8 (2016-17)
Ian and Elijah attended a two-day music camp to focus on reading music and improving their skills playing with a handchime choir, so on one of those days I took the preschoolers to Disneyland to have a special time with just them. Then Daddy and I took the big boys together a few days later to do the “big kid” rides and things that would interest them. Splitting it up gave everyone a chance to do what they wanted, and we had a wonderful time making memories with the kids.
The one subject I did actually spend some time on was history, mostly because I was eager to dive into the next chapter of The Light and the Glory for Children. In “No King But King Jesus” we read about the tension that built between the colonists and the English monarchs over several generations. After reading about the Boston Tea party, we watched the first episode of Liberty’s Kids. There are 40 episodes altogether, which I’ve scheduled to watch as they correlate with our reading over the next few months. (My kids have watched part of the series before and loved it, but this time I want to be more intentional about really getting the most out of the historically accurate parts of each episode.) I love studying the history of our country with my kids!
We’re enjoying several products right now, so watch for these reviews in the next few weeks(may contain affiliate links):
- Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition from Apologia
- The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles by Mark S. Mirza
- The Cat of Bubastes from Heirloom Audio Productions
- If You Were Me and Lived in…Colonial America (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume 4) and others in this series by Carole P. Roman