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Summer is nearly here! What are YOU doing this summer?

Summer is practically upon us, are you ready? It seems like it snuck up this year and caught me off guard. I hope you have plans for a fun-filled, educational and interesting summer, that allows for plenty of time to relax and be with friends.
If you’re still looking for something for the kiddos to enjoy this summer, check out our summer camps lists on the CAMPS page. We are hosting lots of interesting options this summer.
If your student is struggling, consider one of our classes that focuses on Reading Comprehension and Retention, or learning to Read and Write. We also offer individual tutoring all summer long in the afternoons. Call our office at (575) 208-6395 for more information.
Hope to see you this summer! Remember to read every day!

Adventures with Mr. T and Slick: Week 4

Can you believe we've already completed 4 full weeks of school? As a teacher/mama who generally isn't even starting until now, it's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that we've got a solid month of school under our belts already.

Anyone want to guess what we are studying this week?

Anyone want to guess what we are studying this week?

You guessed it, we've arrived in Egypt for a few weeks of in depth study. We are learning about the Nile River, the Pharaohs, the pyramids, and which of Noah's descendants migrated to this area after the incident at Tower of Babel.

A reenactment of the battle for the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.

A reenactment of the battle for the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Over all, we (including me) are learning a bunch and having a good time doing it.

Adventures with Mr. T and Slick: Week 3

During Week 3, Mr. T and Slick's main focus was learning about the Tower of Babel, the Fertile Crescent and starting to learn the books of the Old Testament. The learned how to draw a map of the Bible lands (where all our study of history this year will take place) and a silly sentence to remember the names of the places on the map. I was very proud of their diligence this week because learning to draw a map full of names that make no sense to you is difficult, and they were champs. Also, the books of the Old Testament are some serious tongue-twisters and both of the boys tried really hard to learn to say (and spell) them correctly. It is a work in progress, but that's ok. Our current read-aloud book is The Tanglewoods' Secret about a little boy and girl living with their aunt. It's delightful and the boys are enjoying read-aloud time quite a bit.

Say the silly sentence with me, "E.T. Purrs in the Red Nile Med." Ask the boys what that means next time you see them.

Say the silly sentence with me, "E.T. Purrs in the Red Nile Med."
Ask the boys what that means next time you see them.

Adventures with Mr. T and Slick: Week 2

Week two started off really well with Mr. T and Slick digging into Adam and Eve's original sin. How often we are quick to blame others and try to cover up our own sin. :( And how quickly the whole world went to shambles once sin entered the world.
We started read aloud time this week, music studies (Hello, Vivaldi!) and added a few things to our timelines. The boys love coloring their timeline pieces and them laminating them. We worked on adding a few pages to our history notebooks, and the boys' sentence structure is improving already.
We learned about the four types of energy this week and it was a delight for me to see the understanding dawn in their eyes as we tried different activities and had much dialouge about the differing types.
Circle time continues to be a hit, and the boys are doing so well with their speech ideas and Scripture memorization. Mr. T in particular always has something to share.
Areas of focus this week at circle time are days of the week and months of the year. And remembering to sit still at circle time. LOL!

Follow along with us this year as we learn about His Story from the Creation to the Greeks!

In SCIENCE this week, we learned about 4 types of Energy. The boys are really enjoying the activities with every lesson.

In SCIENCE this week, we learned about 4 types of Energy. The boys are really enjoying the activities with every lesson.

Hello Antonio Vivaldi!!

Hello Antonio Vivaldi!!