October Unschooling Adventures

The month of October was full  of adventures and excitement. The kids got a new school room; so we moved from the 3rd floor down to the basement. They also got to see the renovations of their new bedrooms, which brought so much excitement while observing the process. The boys even helped papa set up their new beds and bedroom furniture. We continued working on their Language Arts (Story writing, punctuation, copy work) Math (place value & analog time) and Reading (books of their choice); in addition to cursive writing & reading through the books of Samuel. It’s such a fabulous book! I remember my mom reading it to my siblings and me when we were growing up. I remember how it captured our attention and we couldn’t wait to read new chapters each day. My daughter was all in when we read about Hannah; since she shares the same name. I enjoyed it myself! It’s such fun to animate the stories and use various voices for each character. The stories are all so rich and filled with layer upon layer of revelation. We all of course loved the story of David and Goliath; David & Jonathan’s friendship, The kingdom being taken away from Saul because of his disobedience; as well as how Abigail’s wisdom saved David and brought judgement to Nabal. If you have school-age kids, these are some of THE best books in the bible to read to them! After we read, the kids got to draw something in the story that stood out to them. I LOVED it!!!

Also during the month of October, we studied the continents and oceans. This came as a result of doing the Smarty Pants trivia. We identified each continent and ocean on the globe and learned interesting facts about all of them. Homeschool Pop and National Geographic both had interesting videos about these subjects. Aside from oceans and continents, we watched the hearings of Amy Coney Barret and learned how judges become justices; and get to sit on the highest court in the land.  We also learned about appellate and circuit courts, Senate and House of Representatives; as well as who we vote for besides the president. 

We got to see our first regatta and learned about sailboat racing; on our last boat outing for the season. My second son and second daughter both had birthdays during the month. My 7 year old son made up a spelling game; so I went with it. It was great! My 8 year old son joined in as well. They were spelling both basic and not-so-basic words like bat, jump and velociraptor. I love that they would spell and spell a word, until they got it right and remembered it by heart. We went to different parks, had  playdates with friends, made new friends, went on exploratory walks, played in the rain, climbed trees, cooked (made their own toast, eggs, fish & girts{with my help]), raced their remote controlled cars with papa, figured out how to control their robots, built houses, jails & a whole lot of other things from legos. Their shows were the Berenstain Bears, Wild Kratts, Veggietales (the Groovy Brothers),SuperBook, Blippi & Peppa Pig. 

We continued our daily declaration of Psalm 91, B3 declarations, reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance & prayer. We went to the Dollar store a couple of times. The kids paid for what they wanted with their own money. Before we went to the store, they had to make sure that they had enough money, including sales tax. They’ve actually been doing this for a while. Overall, I’m satisfied with the way my children are progressing. Click here to see a short vid of some of our adventures. Thanks for reading & YHWH/God bless!

Yonka

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