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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Edwards Academy Happenings, Part 4




These pictures show us studying Africa a few weeks back. The kids are cutting out paper dolls and other things for their Africa lapbook. You can see Toby doing all he can to teach along with me.

This week we are working on Tapestry of Grace (TOG) Year 3, week 31, which focuses on Immigration and, for lower grammar students especially, the Statue of Liberty. By coincidence, Lane brought home The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge, a picture book about a personified lighthouse in New York City. This book is covered in Five in a Row Volume II, and although we don't use FIAR we really enjoy the FIAR resources found on Homeschoolshare.com. Through this site we found recent pictures of the little lighthouse, which has been preserved, thanks to the popularity of the 1942 children's book. This lighthouse is dwarfed by George Washington Bridge on the Hudson.

Another resource I stumbled across is the web page of author and illustrator Jan Brett. Have you already discovered this amazing site? It is filled with coloring pages, classroom helps, certificates, and all sorts of resources (running in the thousands). Check out this useful friendly letter stationery for starters. We covered friendly letters a few weeks back in our Shurley English program and I wish I had discovered this then!

Best of all, this week we are implementing a new school schedule. Over spring break I re-arranged our school day schedule and the new schedule is proving to be more effective. (Mostly we needed this to help manage our two-year-old better.)

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