Playing a little catch-up as usual. We just started back to school today after a long break. This was also Christopher's first day back to class and we like to keep a similar schedule so that we can have off on the days that he is home.
We had a really productive day today! I'm going to enjoy it as I know not all days will go so well . Probably not even tomorrow! We'll do our best though.
This is our last Before FIAR co-op with the book If Jesus Came to My House. We started with a devotion and the story of Jesus meeting Zacheus. The children were enthralled with seeing the story come to life with felts. (I use ours more often!)
We also talked about JOY - putting Jesus first, then others and yourself last. I wanted Eliana to have a picture with the blocks since this is also her middle name.
A cardboard house is always so much fun. It was a great way to practice knocking at the door and inviting someone in. Also taking turns and sharing.
This cute house even had a doorbell to ring!
Meanwhile the older kids were participating in the Mad Scientist Club. They read a chapter in the book and then each of them brings something as a show and tell. Lego creation, drawing, craft item, etc. We also have a question and discussion time and then after snacks - its time for experiments! What a treat it was on this day to have one of the Dads come and lead the activities for them!
This was an experiment to see if you could lift up another person using only your breath! (Blowing into a plastic bag)
This was another fun one! Put vinegar into a bottle and then add baking soda. The reaction of the two will blow up the balloon! See this blog post for more details on doing it yourself.