Our January went very well. It was a bit busy and because we had two medical procedures to get through we had some lighter work days. Thankfully that is all done now and my hubby is well on his way to complete healing. We finished up our first semester of school and have started on our second. We are still very much in love with our Mystery of History Vol 2 being used as our main spine for the year. This second half of our school year we are going to focus on handwriting, math, foreign language, music and home economics while still keeping up with our regular studies in all other subjects. This week we are going to start working on samplers to help the girls learn stitching. And since all three of my girls are very talented musically we are going to practice voice. This year is a busy but good year already. Our oldest daughter, formerly known as GeekGirl, turned 16 and has now earned her right to be called by her “real” name, Sierra. So here is what happened the day after Sierra’s 16th birthday.
She decided that she wanted to follow the Lord in baptism before she goes on her missions trip this summer to Honduras. Yes, my baby girl will be heading out of the country with 15 other youths to travel to Honduras in order to spread the gospel and show the love of Jesus to others around the world. I’m so very proud of her. Over the next few months we will be raising support for her and the others for this trip. I’m so excited and happy for her. We have lots of planning to do and prepping for this trip. Hmmm maybe a unit study on Honduras just might be in order here.
Since its February and in February there are several “holidays” happening that can be used for study. Today I would like to share with you some links to resources that will help you learn about and possibly even celebrate Chinese New Year. Enjoy.
- Homeschool Giveaway’s has a link to a free Chinese New Year unit study.
- Activity Village has some fun information and activities listed.
- Teacher Vision has some teacher resources for you.
- A China Family Adventure has an article on Chinese New Year for Kids.
- Scholastic has Everything You Need for Chinese New Year.
- DLTK has Crafts and Activities for Chinese New Year.
- Enchanted Learning also has some crafts and activities for Chinese New Year.
- Kiddy House has an article All About Chinese New Year for Kids and Teachers.