In Millie's class, the letter of the week was M, and the kids' focus was on music. They sang Veggie Tales silly songs and made tambourines and xylophones. (Maybe next time I'll sneak into Millie's class and get a few pictures in there.)
In Hannah's missions class, we continued with the story of Mary Slessor, a missionary in Nigeria. We learned that she got her nickname, Run Ma Run, because she would get secret messages from the tribal chief's sister and run to help whoever was in need. It is truly inspiring to hear how surrendered this woman was to doing the will of God. She knew no fear and trusted her Lord implicitly.
After Mrs. Pauline finished telling the story, the kids made masks like the ones the natives wore in Nigeria.
After co-op, we did our usual picnic lunch and playdate at a local park. We love this time to just relax, be outdoors, and hang out with friends!
After our park time, we went on a field trip to visit a beekeeper. This was kind of a last-minute decision on my part, and I am so glad we decided to go! It was a great field trip!
|This is Mike, the beekeeper. I'm pretty sure next to God, Mike knows more about bees than anyone. He probably talked for 30 minutes about bees and managed to hold the kids' attention the whole time.|
|He even told the story about Samson reaching into the lion's carcass and pulling out honey.|
|He had us go into screened tents so we wouldn't get stung, and he pulled out the hives so the kids could see the bees at work.|
|In this picture, Mike found the queen bee for only the second time. Apparently they like to burrow down under the other bees, so they're very difficult to spot.|
|Mike chose not to wear any protective clothing. This was his helper, who was much |
|And the kids (and adults!) all got to have a sample of fresh honey before we left.|