Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An Exciting Week in The SchoolRoom

I love having a large family. Having many children means I get the pleasure of revisiting major milestones and amazing discoveries over and over again. This past week was no exception. Esther and Gabe began their lessons in Cursive Writing. To most of you, that may not sound like much of a big deal, but around here, it is Big Stuff! My girls, especially, think learning cursive is the 'ultimate'. For some reason, they are willing to work painstakingly over their manuscript pages (plain ol' printing) to improve enough to get the 'OK' from Mom. Their printed letters miraculously improve, once we begin working on the loops and swoops of cursive. It is an amazing transformation, and so much fun to see the beaming smiles as the produce letters and words that only a week before were a mystery.

We also hung our timeline once again. The kids and I are very excited! They enjoy seeing the years all lined up and posting the people and events in history that we are studying. Right now, we have figures representing the events of Genesis 1 (creation, the Garden and the Fall), the birth and crucifixion of Christ, and the Pilgrims/Early Settlers. We'll be adding more as we work through units studying Courage and the War for Independence as well as the Presidents.

Fun and interesting stuff coming up!

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