First day we talked about how God told Gideon to choose his army. The men were drinking water at a river. The men who drank by lifting up their hands, were chosen for the army. The men who drank straight out of the water with their mouths, were not. Didn't make a lot of sense but we talked about how God knew what He was doing since Gideon went on the win battles with his small army. We traced her hand on white paper and then on the opposite side had her draw a mouth (which looked like a happy face. Then, she circled the hand on the page, reminding us which men were chosen for God's army.
Snacktime, Samson and the Letter I
We usually "do school" when Claire wakes up from her afternoon nap. I get home from work around 12:15 or so and if the girls are at a babysitters that day, after I pick them up we get home around 1 and the girls wake up around 3 or 3:30 or so. They always wake up hungry so "snacktime" usually accompanies "schooltime." This time is was persimmons from a student's backyard and peanut butter pretzels. Both a big hit with both girls. . .
To commemorate our study of Ruth, we discussed several things we can be a "good" daughter like Ruth (I hesitate to focus on this but we always pair it up with "God's grace" since that is so important to us). We talked about being loyal, obeying our parents, being kind to Ashlyn, helping around the house etc.
We also talked about how Ruth was a hard worker and that she worked in the fields to provide for herself and for her mother in law, Naomi. For our activity, we drew little stalks of wheat and talked about how our bread and cereal come from wheat. Now, I recognize that I totally screwed up and gave her Cheerios to decorate her "wheat" stalks. Oats. . . hmm ok. I'm over it. She got the basic idea. We'll rehash this later, ya'll. I promise.
Tomorrow is Monday and we will be taking a break from Little Hands to Heaven in exchange for a week on Thanksgiving, giving thanks to God and a little American history (and Turkeys to boot!) Should be a fun week and I am excited that I have the whole week off with the girls.