April was a fun month for our family. We spent four days in a cabin outside Breckenridge, Colorado and enjoyed sledding and snowshoeing. It snowed hard while we were up there but we enjoyed being snug and warm in our cabin.
Easter had many highlights. We had an Egg Hunt at our neighbor’s house.
Aunt Ellen did a Resurrection Egg activity with the kids to teach them about the empty tomb and Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.We dyed eggs together and learned how to mix colors.
Bud also turned 5 and we went to the Denver Zoo to celebrate.
The days are getting warm and longer so we are also spending more and more time outside enjoying nature. Hooray for Spring!
Bud learned about 100s this month during our math lessons. I am happy with his progress on grasping amounts with 3 digits. We use place value cards and 3D hundred pieces to demonstrate counting by hundreds. I am still very pleased with RightStart Math.
We focused on the Psalms this month and the Easter story. It was wonderful reading the passages about Easter week aloud to the kids and discussing what the cross means for our freedom from sin.
On Thursday of Holy Week, we acted out the passage in John when Jesus washed his disciples feet. I put more about this in a separate post.
Science and Nature Study
Our science focus this month was on seedlings and watching plants grow. We found some great books to read about the topic and, of course, planted our own seeds. They are really starting to come up now and I hope we will have a harvest of cucumbers this summer to enjoy. I plan to put a full post about our egg carton seed starter and self-watering container later this month.