Some of the resources we have gathered are geared for the younger ages but this has worked out to be a blessing. The children are eager to practise with the twins, do puzzles, watch the sign language shows all while practising. They can also be found trying out there new signs and trying to tell secrets to each other. The Signing Time DVD's are amazing and I highly recommend them. The songs are catchy and you pick up the signs really fast. A strong point of the Signing Time videos is the fact that each word is demonstrated by several different people. This is important, because everyone signs a little differently. Other videos, which generally use only one demonstrator, have left me wondering how exact I have to be in imitating the sign in order to have it recognized as the intended sign.
For bible right now we are reading through the book of John and really focusing on the way Jesus spoke. Along side that the children are working through CLE bible work books. We have family prayer once a day. We pray for the continuing needs of friends and family sharing praises we hear about as well. We also use this time to share what is on our hearts of what the Lord is speaking to us about or how we can better handle lives situations. As well as Sunday worship service together.
Natalie, Rachael, Presley, and Jude are enjoying there dances class once a week, and I must say little boys dancing has got to be thee cutest thing ever. The boys class tends to get a little rowdy causing my boys to get a little flustered with the misbehaviour but they are learning how to use their boundaries and that they don't have to put up with the annoying behaviours of their peers. We did a little bit of role playing at home giving them some helpful suggestion on how to handle these types of situations. We talked about what it means to be bold in different areas of life. For example:
Consistently living out the character standards the family has set for themselves, even if others do not understand. Not being afraid to walk away from friends who are engaged in foolish or harmful activities.
The girls however dance beautifully and love there classes every week, spending hours together during the week practicing.
We used the months of September and October to do the Human Body and for the month of November we will be focusing strongly on Social Studies. Right now we are building land formations of the continents with salt dough. I plan to show the completed project in an upcoming blog post, but will show a sneak peak tomorrow on Instagram.
Today was also a very important day for our country as out new prime minister was sworn in. We watched some of the news coverage as it all unfolded.