The new school year is almost here, and for many of you has already started. I can’t believe how the summer has flown. Here are some tips that I hope you’ll find helpful in having a successful homeschool year.
This was our last week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory. My other three boys are almost done with their guides, too, and we did standardized testing with them this past week. I also finished up a website that I’ve been working on where we sell building planks. Because of this, the last week took […]
We covered a lot of ground this week! In History we learned about the World Fair which showed the many advancements made around in the world in science, art, and literature. We read about Cal Rodgers in Journeys of Time. He flew across the United States in a airplane called the Vin Fiz just a […]
This week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory, we finished the book The Wright Brothers and their Sister. We were glad to see the Wright brothers finally receive the recognition that they deserved. The Wright brothers traveled to France and were celebrated there as heroes (unlike the first time they traveled there and were largely […]
This week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory we continued following the Wright Brothers as they came closer to their goal of making the first airplane. It’s astonishing to realize how little attention their own hometown paid to them as they were in the middle of one of the most exciting inventions in history. Their […]
We just finished up Unit 30 in Heart of Dakota’s Bigger Hearts for His Glory. We took a week off school last week because we were moving. We’re now back in our own house which we moved out of nine years ago when we traveled overseas to West Africa as missionaries. It feels good to […]
This week we started learning about William and Orville Wright and their sister using the book The Wright Brothers and Their Sister. We read about their childhood and how from early on they loved to invent things. We read about how they received a little toy helicopter from their dad as a gift one day and when it wore out, they used it as a model to make a new one that worked as well as the bought one.
This week in Heart of Dakota’s Bigger Hearts for His Glory we learned about John Muir. He was a Scottish naturalist who moved to the United States as a young boy and spent a lot of time exploring the wild untouched wildernesses of America. We can be thankful to him for helping to establish
This week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory we learned about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. We also learned about the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman and others who helped runaway slaves make their way to freedom. We also learned about the how the runaway slaves used the stars to find their way north. […]
I wasn’t home the first part of this unit in Bigger Hearts for His Glory, so my Mom took over some of the teaching. We read about the gold rush this week. Kevin learned about Dame Shirley and her trip to California in search of gold. He did a fun activity where he pretended to […]