The girls' favorite parts of school this week were the Bible stories and related activities. They learned about the disciples' work as they spread the gospel, and learned that God was faithful even when Peter and Paul were in chains. After talking about the disciples being imprisoned for their beliefs, we lightened up the mood by making some handcuffs of our own, and arrested our baby dolls and stuffed animals. You won't get away this time, Dumbo.
We also learned about Peter's vision, when God revealed that even unclean animals were acceptable, and that the gospel would spread to the Gentiles. We made Play-Doh animals. Buttercup made some sort of wild cat - I'm pretty sure it's a lion.
Buttercup is cruising right along in the Early Reader's Bible and I "catch" her reading ahead, which is exciting since she understands it all. She is also reading Dr. Seuss and My First Little House books to her little sister. I am loving this! They are spending quality time together, big sis is practicing reading, and I don't have to turn on the TV while I make dinner.
In math, we are adding sets of numbers. One hands-on activity was to use blocks/legos to make a train. We added groups of train cars: four cars are at the station, here come 4 more cars - how many cars! The math wasn't much of a challenge, but it was fun. It will become more challenging soon enough.
In Handwriting Without Tears, (don't let the name fool you, tears are often involved) we're still working through capital letters, as they are easier for still-developing hands. Buttercup has been working hard to make the letter 8 as well. I woke up Saturday morning to find Buttercup had been practicing her 8s, with her little sister alongside her, drawing a "Bubble Buddy". Bubble Buddy was the name of a bubble friend that Spongebob Squarepants created.