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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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wrapping Up

Lane's Midwest Map

The Edwards Academy school year is wrapping up. We are on week 35 of Tapestry of Grace and will finish the year next week. We finished Shurley English 2 a few weeks back and have been supplementing with "Daily Guided Teaching and Review for 2nd and 3rd Grades" by Wanda Phillips. We're still going strong with Explode the Code assignments and Math U See assignments.

This week for TOG we are learning about Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and germs. The final literature assignment for our second graders is reading Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. We are combining that with some other horse studies, but that is for another post.

In wrapping up the year, we are tidying up our notebooks and school work. Our year's paperwork is in a bit of disarray! In sorting through papers, I came across this map that Lane made during our TOG studies of Texas, cattle trails, the Santa Fe trail and the Oregon trail. This map is an example of the sort of thing that Lane creates while I read history assignments aloud. (Lane is five years old.)

He's titled the map "Lane's Police Southwest." ("Ples" = "police') You can see his map, going south, of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Near Kansas he has drawn Missouri (Mi) and Iowa (Io). He's drawn raindrops on Kansas and Oklahoma because "a storm was coming." Out west (left hand side) you can see California (Ca) and Nevada (Ne). And, of course, you see his illustration of the Alamo. Just to the left of Texas you can see Lane's illustration of Stephen Austin, for whom the Texas capital is named. Sam Houston is shown to the right of Texas.*

This map helps to explain why I love homeschooling.

*Lane was mostly inspired by our readings from Abraham Lincoln's World, by Genevieve Foster regarding Texas. A great book that summarizes world events during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Great blog- I am just starting TOG this year so I jumped here from their website! You are doing such a great job- I'll be back!

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