We made a follow-up visit to the village of Corral de Piedras. We took our last team there to do some prayer walking and we needed to go back and revisit a few key places. One of those was with the village leader. He was happy to see our boys. They sure help open the door for us when we are out.
David and the boys hiking in Corral de Piedras
Here are my boys recently having fun on their Big Wheel. These two keep us well entertained.
We had a GREAT first week of homeschool. I was a little anxious about it but it could not have gone any better or smoother. If every week could be like this one we'll be alright! Here is an overview of our school week.
So far I am loving our Bible lessons. I am using Abeka for Bible. One of my main goals for homeschooling was to give my boys a firm foundation in God's Word. Living on the mission field my boys do not have Sunday school teachers, family, and friends to help teach them about God. That responsibility lies solely with us parents. It is a big responsibility and it challenges me to teach them well. I love how Abeka uses Bible stories with pictures, songs, hymns, memory verses, and Doctrinal drills. We are starting off with a Salvation Series and this week learned about Heaven and the first sin.
Here he is waiting on me to "grade" one of his papers. Language was more of a review of Readiness skills this week and we will begin with letter "A" next week.
Both boys loved math this week. The lesson was recognizing numbers 0-9 which Cruz already knows so we did more flash cards and review games along with his worksheets. Any time I can turn something into a game my boys always love it.
Here he had to match the amount of shapes to the correct number.
more counting and matching numbers
counting noodles for each number
yeah, math was fun this week!
Our science lessons are simple, hands on, and fun. This week we learned about observing the world around us. We took a science safari/ nature walk to find things we could hear, smell, and feel. We talked about what each thing was like. It was super fun for me and the boys! We made a Science Notebook and Cruz recorded what we did.
We reviewed shapes.
I made this sheet for Ben to color while I worked with Cruz.
I love his fudge bar mouth from snack time. ha
We ended the week with another nature walk. This time it was to look for shapes. We saw square windows, rectangle doors, and so much more. We finished reading "My Father's Dragon" and jumped right into the next book "Elmer and the Dragon". We are all loving this book series!!! Like I said it was a fun first week!
my boys with some of their Bible study friends in Muyurco
So, that's us in a nutshell. If you are still reading- THANKS! ha I was all over the map with this post. Life is a little crazy right now trying to find our groove but all is well in spite of it.