“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Coundown Has Begun!
I am really excited about this year's science. We are going to study Human Anatomy and Physiology....There are some wonderful experiments in this book. I can't wait to make the "edible cell" LOL.
We are also planning to read C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy for the first semester. We will start with "Out of the Silent Planet", then, "Paralandra" and finally "That Hideous Strength".
We are also going to be doing "Wordly Wise" for vocabulary. I'm thrilled that I found this. All these years I have heard about it, and didn't check into it.
History this year will be U.S. History. It will include the colonists, forming of the Nation, and go through the Westward expansion. I LOVE history.
Some folks have asked why we start so early. The Public Schools don't start until the 22nd. The reason is that we do best on a schedule. The girls like school, and there are times when we have unexpected Dr. appointments that interrupt our day. We also like it that we can take off a week at Thanksgiving and Two weeks at Christmas. AND... it is SO HOT right about this time of year, that staying inside for a part of the day is very normal, so we may as well take advantage of the inside time. :)