We are still studying Alaska for social studies. We finished up our study of wolves and are now studying tapirs. This is going to be really fun and we are going to conclude our study of tapirs by making a tapir habitat complete with our own little tapir. The Youngun has a fan-tab-u-lous imagination and will really enjoy making this and then playing with it in the future. We are taking math so incredibly slowly and are just focusing on the multiplication tables right now. Her math foundtion is sorely lacking and I feel like you can't move on until you've got a firm foundation in the basics! In language arts we are reviewing nouns, common and proper and long and short vowel sounds. This is stuff that The Youngun is good at, we are just reviewing to give me a solid idea of where she is at. She is reading Racso and The Rats of NIMH right now. Our Bible study is still in Genesis and we are learning alot about character issues, such as honesty, integrity, and obedience. In geography (which is a part of every subject we study) we are learning about floor plans and their uses for every day life. The Youngun really enjoys floor plans!
I have been telling everybody I know how wonderful homeschooling is for us. God truly does give us the strength to undertake the tasks He gives us. I was worried about having the patience to do this. It was something that was a concern for me. I am a solitary person and enjoy my time in the house by myself. I know that God was tapping me on the head about this homeschooling thing and I'm glad that we listened and pulled The Youngun out of public school. It has been a constant source of joy so far. I know there will be rough patches ahead, but I also know that God will guide us through those difficult times!