Sunday, June 6, 2010

this week, by subject

Wanna know what we have planned for this week at school???

SUBJECTS WE DO TOGETHER:


Torah Explorers for this week's portion: "Korah" קורח {Numbers 16:1-18:32, 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22, John 9-12}
--I have been so enjoying studying Scripture this way. Each week we read a "portion" comprised of the Torah ("Law"), Haftorah ("Prophets") & Brit Chadasha ("ReNEWed Testament"). Torah Explorers is exactly what it claims to be: "A Torah Study Guide for the Young & Young at Heart". Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information in certain chapters (sometimes books) in the Old Testament, and spent much of my initial devotional time focused on "easier" (*teehee, yeah right!) to understand chapters in the Renewed Testament. Torah Explorers has been a crucial guidemap to making sense of it, and oh the treasures contained within!!!! I always thought the Bible contained tons of information, but every week I am so in awe of the blessings of wisdom it contains. It all weaves together in an awesome and unparalleled way! Even the boys are picking up pearls of wisdom and making connections. :D

Hebrew alphabet & days of the week

This Country of Ours {US History} audio & text

CHRISTIAN:

Writing Strands
Singapore Math
Vocabulary
Number the Stars {independent reading}
--My brother's copy {which was originally mine from 4th grade, but then he wrote his name on it ;P} I remember this book having a stringent impact on me as a young girl. I think dear Christian would be more interested in it if the protagonist was a girl, but I look forward to the discussions...

KEEGAN:
Writing Strands
Singapore Math
The Giggler Treatment
--I chose this one for Keegan, but it a far lighter book than Christian's. He's never been too big on chapter books, so I am trying to ease him into them by appealing to his comic side. I'll let you know how it goes...

As always, this is not a hard and fast plan. I try to stay away from those, as I want to keep open to YHVH, who often has other ideas for me. I do think it is important to have an outline, at least it is for me, so that I do not flit around from one thing to another, and so I have a reference point when I get off track.

May you have a blessed week. . .

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have downloaded the Torah Explorers, can't wait to use them with my kids this week. :)

Looks like you have a fabulous week planned.

Leslie said...

Thanks, Stephanie! Torah Explorers is fabulous. I have also enjoyed the resources on Torah Tots, though they are Jewish, not Messianic, they are quite helpful. http://www.torahtots.com/home.htm

Andi said...

Enjoyed the visit to your blog. We use the Torah Explores as well, even with our 14 yr old...she likes the crosswords and such. :)
Shalom!

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