When the morning falls on the farthest hill,
I will sing His name, I will praise Him still.
When dark trials come and my heart is filled
With the weight of doubt, I will praise Him still.
For the Lord our God, He is strong to save
From the arms of death, from the deepest grave.
And He gave us life in His perfect will,
And by His good grace, I will praise Him still.
I WILL PRAISE HIM, STILL by Fernando Ortega
What I love about My Father's World is that it is a Unit Study (as well as classical and Charlotte Mason.) The last two weeks, we studied Canada. So, as part of Art, we learned about how young Inuits learn the art of carving by starting with soap carving. My boys absolutely loved it. It was messy, but worth the clean up, no pun intended. It wasn't easy to clean up! Perhaps next time, I'll plan to just lather up that soap and wash the floor with it. Much easier than sweeping it up. The book above is The Book of Animals.
The book above, Global Art, is a part of the curriculum. I love it.
We love painting our pumpkins...we picked these up in early October and they managed to roll all through our dining room, living room and kitchen through the month. Finally, a week ago, we put them out on the porch to share with the neighbors.
In the morning, we gather to read through a wonderful resource: Window on the World. There we read about a particular country in the region we are studying. We learn about the culture, where Christ is and isn't evident and then we have specific prayers for the country. We are ALL learning so much and I love becoming aware of what's outside our borders.
We get VERY comfy sometimes...but who can't listen upside down. Plus, aren't those Spidy socks just the best. And, Batman has left the building...
Our School Room...it's very small, so we keep all the resources in here and bring the work out to the dining or living room (lounge for reading!) The book rack was an awesome find at Costco for $15. It holds all their notebooks. The cup was a pencil organize that my husband just screwed to the wall. It works perfectly. The baby's desk is in the middle. He likes being involved. We are using My Father's World, Exploring Countries and Cultures. I am amazed at how this works. I spend a few minutes of prep time each day for the boxes. I couldn't be happier with the organization of Workboxes.
Since the boys use many of the same resources, often I just put a sticky in the box and they know to just get the book when it's done, or they check if their brother would like to read with them or not.