This was our last week!!! Wow, I can't believe we're finished! We took a field trip this week to see some sheep being shorn. After we read the book, Mountain Born, I really wanted to take the kids to a sheep farm. It was really neat to watch the shearing, and as a bonus, we got to see lambs that were only a few days old! The picture below is a bit fuzzy, but that's actually a sheep on the ground in the middle of his haircut.
The sheep just got put back in the pen. What's left on the ground is it's fleece! A special thank you to my friend and her neighbor for letting us come!
Our last history activity was to write a letter to our President. Caleb didn't want to do it, but he was sure excited to tell daddy that he sent a letter to the President!
Our last two states were Alaska and Hawaii. I really wanted to do a Hawaiian luau at the end, but we finished our school year right before our family vacation, so we skipped the luau. We also skipped a lot of the books about Alaska since we did a unit study on the Iditarod this year.
Here is Caleb's last bible verse copy work. I'm very pleased with how his handwriting has progressed this year.
This is Caleb's finished Names of Jesus poster. Rebekah's is the next picture.
We made it to lesson #85 in Primary Language Lessons. My Father's World has come out with their own updated version, so I think we will switch next year. I may use the second half of this book as some review for over the summer.
Rebekah finished her Kindergarten year out great! Her last letter was Y for Yellow (and other colors). We played a matching game so she could learn the color words (as sight words). I put the cards all over the room and then she had to find the matches. Then she hid them for Caleb to find, but she hid them really hard and then forgot where she put a bunch!
I'm also very pleased with her handwriting!
And then we had to take all the books back to the library! This is 2 weeks worth of books, and not all for school.
That ends our year of Adventures in US History. It's been a great year. Caleb's favorite subject is history and he's become very patriotic! He memorized the Armed Services Medley and has been singing it non-stop! He is reading really good now too. He just read his first chapter book, The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog! Rebekah has learned to read short vowel words this year too and is able to do some addition/subtraction problems in her head. Joshua has learned a lot too! His vocabulary is amazing, and he knows his colors and some shapes. We've been very blessed this year, and we're looking forward to next year. But first, SUMMER!!!