Okay, so week 2 was a bit of a do-over...but not really. Even though I had a bad cold, the first week did manage to grease the axles a little and get things moving. We sort of hit the routine of getting math and piano and grammar and spelling stuff taken care of, then science and history after that, but it was a very short week. We only have three days of regular lessons and then tomorrow (Friday) we start week 1 of Classical Conversations. All of us are really looking forward to it.
But again I have to ask myself what I learned, as I reflect back on the week. I remembered this week that I truly love educating my own children at home. The big event of the week was the incredible marvel we witnessed when we watched the transformation of two monarch chrysalises from green to transparent and then hatch two gorgeous butterflies who yesterday began their miraculous migration from Virginia to Mexico. I am still shaking my head in awe about it. I shared every moment of this discovery with my children, and we got to talk together about how strange and amazing this small creature is. I can see my son beginning to hear the voice of God in the small things, in the things created by His hand that cause us to stand in awe and wonder. I also learned that no matter what we get accomplished each day, as long as we have started at the right place--that being God's Word, all else pales by comparison. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth (III John 4)." We have had wonderful discussions each day and I can see in the kids a spirit of wisdom and discernment already beginning to flourish. They think well about the Word and its implications for their lives. They love the study of the truth. They desire it every day. Praise God. We didn't get a lot of history done this week, but we dug deep and feasted on the Word and praised God for his works.
Next week I hope to do more of that, and a bit of history and science, as well...if the Lord wills!