The little girls are currently studying our universe. Peanut is especially excited since this is the topic she chose about this time last year. I do not know why I am surprised since she is the one that gets excited over anything new she is learning about. She is truly a homeschooling mom's dream.
We are using God's Design again and have only just begun. We have discussed rotation and revolution and how that determines our seasons and this week we began discussing the stars. I found an amazing book at the library titled, The Glow in the Dark Night Sky Book by Clint Hatchett. As its title states, the stars glow in the dark. The book has the night sky divided into what you should see at various times of the year - early summer, late summer. In addition, each season uses 2 pages to show the constellations. One page shows the constellation with its names and the stars connected like a dot-to-dot, while the other page shows the constellations drawn inside the mythological creatures they represent. The girls loved "charging up" the pictures and then running down to the school room to turn off the lights and look at the images.