Peek at our Week: Janurary 16-20

Another week has come and gone. Nothing extraordinary, but that is what God is teaching me as the new year unfolds: Faithfulness in the ordinary is extraordinary. When we feel like we aren’t accomplishing anything or that we are spinning our wheels in vain when it comes to our daily routines, it glorifies the Lord when we press on with a good attitude. This is true whether you are home for most of your day or working full time. It is also true that we all feel this way from time to time. When it starts to bubble up, push back with prayer and Scripture. 

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

Do all things without grumbling or disputing
Philippians 2:14 
Realigning your perspective with Christ can change everything. 
Here is a peek at our extraordinarily ordinary week
Grace (1st grade): Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory Unit 28 

 Grace is becoming anxious to begin her new guide because her sisters started a new guide this week. I’m glad we have a few weeks before we begin though as I’m helping Beth become acclimated to her new guide. Grace learned more about Davy Crockett this week in history. We enjoy the history book in these last units, both the style of writing and how each chapter teaches how people lived in colonial and pioneer days. There are a lot of good illustrations and descriptions of things like soap making, churning butter, making a canoe, and more.

We are plodding along with all of our other subjects. They are all going well with no real bumps except she would like to be moving more quickly through her studies! For literature she has been reading through the Kirsten books from Pleasant Company. She finished the last book this week and asked to read the next book in the Chronicles of Narnia, so she will soon be voyaging on the Dawn Treader.

Rose (6th grade): Resurrection to Reformation Unit 20

Our pup Penny loves to cuddle with the girls while they read for school. Usually they read literature and history assignments in the living room or their bedroom and Penny quickly follows when she sees a book in hand! Rose is enjoying the Mr. Pipes book she is reading in this guide. She says the one thing she loves about our history studies is how all the reading is connected and she gets to read lots of different books about the same time in history. This is just one more reason I’m grateful for Heart of Dakota and all the time the author put into researching and finding these great gems of literature!

Math is bumpy, but less bumpy than previously. Hope for fewer and fewer bumps!

Beth (4th grade): Creation to Christ Unit 1

The start of the a new guide is always exciting. Beth was happy to have notebook pages like her big sister. She dove right in, completing all the boxes with gusto. Although she sometimes gets tired of the amount of writing which is required now, she rarely complains with more than a sigh, and those are getting less and less. This guide is a big jump in independent workload from Preparing Hearts for His Glory. Her days were a little longer than I think they will be in the future this week because I had to explain quite a bit about how to complete each box. 

She has come to love diagramming as much as Rose! She loves order and logic, so diagramming is just a way to express the order and logic of our language. 
I’d love to hear about your week! 

1 thought on “Peek at our Week: Janurary 16-20”

  1. Faithfulness in the ordinary is extraordinary – What a wonderful and true thought! I know the new mercies that I'm met with each day are the very thing that keeps me going each new day 🙂


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