Monday, March 22, 2010

The kiddos

These kiddos bring me such joy! They were outside on Saturday playing while JR cleaned up the backyard. Jeremy sent me the pics to my email where i found them that night at work. Oh how it made my heart glad. :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Me and My Body Lapbook

We had a great time with this unit study. There was so much to talk about. We will be able to expand on this for years to come. But for now, Olivia got an overview of how her body is made and what she can do with it and what she should do to take care of it. The books to read together were endless; and that was just one quick search at the library and some we already had on our shelves. Most of the minibooks we used for this lapbook came from homeschoolshare. The ones on feelings came from Carissa at 1+1+1=1. When we talked about feelings we also spent some time talking about how to talk to God about them. This has really helped Olivia to pray more spontaneously and like she is having a conversation with God. I would highly recommend the book "I talk to God about how I feel" by Stormie Omartian. The art projects were a lot of fun. It just so happened that our art curriculum had a "me project" that fit perfectly with our unit both in learning about herself but also about her senses. Olivia did the project on the right with her daddy and had a great time making the lifesize version of herself and placing her organs in the right spots. God has created us each so special and unique. I hope that Olivia has taken away from this unit just how much God loves her and knows her. Luke 12:7 Psalm 139