After several months of hard work, the leadership team (all 4 of us), had worked out the details: we decided to use the Five in a Row curriculum, chose the units for each grade level, PreK-8th, found some families willing to commit (and teach!), wrote a handbook, created a statement of faith, shopped for supplies, and started registration!
We have 11 amazing families with 31 bright, creative kids, in 5 classrooms plus a nursery. In addition to the unit study class time, we have a PE class for each student, and the middle schoolers have an apologetics class, taught by the aforementioned pastor, as well.
Things are going so well. God has richly blessed this group of families. I’m loving watching friendships develop between parents and children, and everyone is learning so much!
So far, in my class, we have done units on The Story About Ping, Grandfather’s Journey, Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car, and today, Little Nino’s Pizzeria. I have been horrible about remembering my camera, but today I finally remembered! It would have helped to have remembered to take it out of my purse earlier, but I did remember toward the end of the day and took a couple of pictures.
This is our yeast experiment. We actually had 2 bowls, one we added sugar to, and the other we did not. The children learned that yeast is alive and when you “feed” it (add sugar), it becomes frothy and bubbly. Of course, they also learned the it makes bread rise, but that’s beside the point!