As M is 7 years old, we are getting in to more meaningful historical events. To continue our beginning of looking in to Martin Luther King Jr in January, we found a few books and videos to begin to delve in to why there is a separate month to highlight African American accomplishments and contributions to society.
For March, we are researching diversity resources.
Taking the opportunity to learn about the process and the peaceful transition of power. We talked about being fair minded, that no leader is perfect . There are good and bad attributes to every person but the position deserves our respect and prayers.
I recorded a series of documentaries on past inauguration speeches
We also watched some informational presidential videos on YouTube:
We are taking the rest of January to learn more about MLK, what he did, said and accomplished and what still needs to be done for true respect, dignity and equality. Because all men and women are made in the image of God.
This is also inaguratuon week and those two things have to be addressed in the current racial climate.
I thought I would share this year's, most of which are set to arrive today thanks to Amazon Prime.
I found humor in that I'm still slowly collecting the Christian Heroes Then and Now series. There are over 40 currently, I am half way there 😉. I do most of my ordering from Amazon and MFW directly . From time to time, I'll find used online or half price books.
Morning with co-op included picture day for the yearbook. After quiet time, we finished up our curriculum. Daddy worked super late and the boys rode bikes up and down the street with neighbors . Winning all around.
Weeksheet organization for this year included everyone getting a clipboard. I fill them up at the beginning of the week and they go through them. It's also where we put the art we are working on for that week.
Prep for the week is minimal due to lesson plans built in to the curricula. I hang visuals and set out worksheets .
For 2nd grade, I research videos and pull out the perspective read along and do a quick Pinterest search on the corresponding science or history material. M enjoys daily math
Science topic this week is constellations so we played a couple of educational YouTube videos, downloaded flash cards from Pinterest, pulled out our constellation globe and he made constellations out of stars and white crayon on black paper.
For kinder, I gather books and file folders for the letter of the week. I'm so thankful for the advice to buy several different supplements for M, knowing what didn't work for older brother may work for his two younger siblings. I have ideas and additional crafts/ projects as Ds interest and our time allows.
D enjoys the worksheets and the outdoor exploring that's encouraged. We don't do quite as much book reading for him at this point in the year due to lack of interest on his part.
For our 2 year old, the older brothers help gather toys with the weekly color, also used for counting, shapes, textures, pattern and sorting . L piggy backs identifying the letter that D is learning for handwriting and phonics. We sing, do nursery rhymes, bible story, play and color.