History - We finished the life of Augustus Caesar. I found it fascinating to study the people who were alive during the time Jesus was born. I hope it made the Bible facts a little more tangible to my children, that they could see that the Bible talks about real people who are a part of history and that it isn't just a group of stories.
Science - The Boy was studying simple machines and completed an experiment to determine how to use a lever in the most effective way.
Read-Aloud - To go along with our study of the Roman Empire, we have been reading The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. What a fabulous book! This story of a young Jewish man who wants to avenge the crucifixion death of his father and how hearing Jesus teach touched his life captivated my children.
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Extra-Curricular - The Boy's and Soccer Girl's soccer teams competed in a tournament at the beach. While Soccer Girl's team wasn't successful, they showed a lot of growth that weekend. They learned to play hard in spite of the score, in one game they came back from a 3-0 deficit to lose 4-3. The Boy's team had an amazing weekend, ending with a 1-0 victory in the championship game! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, both teams wore pink socks that weekend. This meant a lot to me since I lost my mom to breast cancer 6 1/2 years ago. The girls even sprayed their hair pink for the first day. Here are some highlights from that weekend:
|The Boy and his coach|