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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day in the Life: K and Pre-K March 4th, 2013

The majority of the girl's curriculum comes from My Father's World K curriculum. We use a lot of Kumon workbooks that we picked up from Barnes and Noble to supplement things like handwriting, cutting and pasting, tracing, simple addition, telling time, and numbers. Although they are 4 and 5 years old, they are a little above their 'grade' level so we supplement. We also starting using Explode the Code workbooks last year with my then 4 year old daughter. Coupled with some Bob books, also picked up from Barnes and Noble, she really took off reading! We have not used the Explode the Code online curriculum, only the workbooks. It also comes with a Teacher's Manual to use if you choose to purchase it. We plan to use the Get Ready for the code series for the youngest next year.

This week, we were in Unit 17 in My Father's World and learned, among other things, about the Kangaroo. This week's memory verse was: I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8 NIV). Their 'catchphrase' to learn, or what the kangaroo reminded them of, was "I am safe in God." Talk about how true those words would be, we had a very scary incident happen overnight. (story here). That memory verse would carry us ALL week! We also learned how the mommy kangaroo carries the joey in her pouch to protect him, and that was compared to God's care for us. If we but glance, we will find many places in the Bible that talks about God's care and protection of us. 
All of Psalm 91 is a fabulous example of this. Just what we need when we need it? The Online Bible study that I am a part of, has been focusing on that exact Psalm! Amazing the way our God works!

Here is a picture of Miss E after completing her fraction worksheet. Yes, that is a tiara on her head! We don't have a formal dress code around here.

This is a picture of Miss A, the one mentioned in the story I shared, about 12 hours before the incident happened, practicing cutting and pasting skills:

We learned many things, but most of all, we learned that God is true to His word. We learned that we ARE safe in God.

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