Yesterday we took advantage of the snow to deviate from our studies, and use the snow to teach us.
We started our day in Isaiah:
Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)
After a really long discussion about this verse (which is just so full of truth) we went online to look at pictures of snowflakes under the microscope. We were all fascinated at God’s marvelous designs. We were just amazed at the details and the intricacies. Each snowflake clearly points to a Creator. We also watched a video of a computer simulation of how snowflakes are formed.
Our discussion went from how one teeny tiny microscopic object, when formed into millions can go from harmless to quite dangerous. We learned about the Blizzard of 1888- what an amazing event. We watched some videos and the kids marveled at how high the snow was. (40-50 inches fell on the east coast)
We also did a writing assignment based on snow. Each child wrote a creative story about being a snowflake and falling to the ground. Their creativity never ceases to amaze me, and the teacher in me was happy to notice handwriting and grammar progress this year. God is good.
Nope, not a single text book was opened yesterday, but we learned so much. That is what homeschooling is about…preparing and learning about life. In real life. And mostly…pointing to our Creator.
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