Well we did it! we started early this year to get a head start and we did great. The kids were really stoked about their new workbooks (M&D) and J really got into his new subjects and even said that he likes school now We learned the continents and oceans and have the whole family singing the song to remember them, J and I looked up where Jericho is and saw how important it must have been for the Israelites to conquer that city when entering the "promised land", we learned that the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers are in Iraq, and kicked off our MathUsee with learning decimals.
We also watched an old cartoon Narnia movie with them and are once again interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis. It was very interesting to discuss with the kids afterwards and see how they could immediately relate Aslan to Jesus. For D the story was a little too ‘real’ (even with the horribly old animation) but they enjoyed the story and even had Kenny begin reading them the Chronicles of Narnia. (wonder if he’ll finish it?)
I am so excited about teaching them this year, I love that God has given us this passion to maximize our children’s education and teach them at home. We feel blessed to have happy and healthy children, and they certainly keep me on my toes with daily questions like "when are you going to let us have chocolate?" and "why do we have to die to go to heaven?" They just keep them coming and I just keep asking God for wisdom to answer them well.