Dear ones, hello!! How are you? It’s been a quick minute since I last checked in. February seemed to pass by in a flash and I was so enjoying resting in the quiet of the season. Typically in the winter usually around Jan-Feb I get a little quiet. It may be the cold dark days, the [what feels likes] constant falling of snow flakes and gray skies…whatever it is, it makes me want to hibernate, be still and take a step back. Though technically while I was quiet and still around here that wasn’t the case in our home. We’ve been busy working away at our school work. I’m already planning ahead for next year so we are chipping away day by day to get our work done for this year. I like to get done early, if we can of course. So that we are able to enjoy spring and summer without the worry of having to catch up on our school work.
We are currently right on track for finishing all of our book work the beginning of May. We have less than 50 lessons of language arts left, about 20 lessons in math and we are working through the final third of our geography and science curriculums. It’s exciting to think we are so close to finishing another year of homeschool.
For March Tea Time we are reading through the Easter Storybook we also recently got into reading The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series, so we are currently using them for our daily read aloud. I haven’t been to the library in over a month so I didn’t collect any books for our stash, instead I just pulled some books we own. I tried to focus on spring themed books and animal books since we are currently learning about animals in our science unit. I’m sure I’ll have to work on a library book request list to add to what we have and also because I;d like to add a couple of books about Henri Matisse our artist of the month. I also pulled some fun extras for our science unit from Etsy – I love this shop here and Homeschool Compass.
As I just mentioned for March we are going to be focusing on Henri Matisse as our artist of the month and using some of his works as inspiration for our own art projects. I found this coloring page from Teachers Pay Teachers of Henri Matisse that I’ll probably throw into one of our lessons. His one paper piece that I included in the printable below reminds me of coral reef so I think I’ll try to incorporate that art lesson with our upcoming fish unit in science.
BY: ROBERT LOUIS
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Though you have not seen him, you
love him. Though you do not now see
him, you believe in him and rejoice
with joy that is inexpressible and
filled with glory, obtaining the
outcome of your faith, the salvation of
1 Peter 1:8-9
We are still using our Truth and Grace Memory Book for Catechism and reading from our Bible in a year.
We are also starting something new. I will be starting a simple study on the Fruit of the Spirit with the boys. At this point we will spend time looking at scripture and doing some memory work and talking about the Fruit of the Spirit. I also created a simple little worksheet to add to our yearly binder. I included the sheet I’m using in the printable below. We are beginning with self control.
I think that’s all of it friends! Thanks for stopping by today!
March Tea Time Print Linked HERE