Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bible stories....

For Bible this year we are studying one bible story a week. On Day One, I do the story with Betty Luken's felts. The second day we read it out of a bible story book. The third day I have them do a notebook page for the story. On the final day, I'm letting them tell the story with the felts. The extra day is for really working on the memory verse, which we review each day.

I was frustrated in the past with rushing through the bible stories. They didn't really seem to learn the stories, everything became a blur. So I came up with this idea, we'll see if it helps at all (I guess I need to give it more than two days).

On a funny note, the story we started with this week was the boyhood of Jesus. When I completed the story the first time, we talked about how we should want to be like Jesus (kind, obedient to parents, etc.). Josiah piped up, "But Jesus didn't obey his parents, he ran away from them."

My husband was working in the living room. I looked at him and said, "what can you say to that?" He (being a pastor) told him that he just obeyed his Daddy instead of his Mommy. I thought it was pretty funny (and pretty observant too)!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Will the laundry ever end?

I got our vacation pictures back in the mail yesterday. Here's a picture of our family in front of Fort Ticonderoga. I'm wearing a smile here, but just a few minutes later I dropped my camera and it broke!! The rest of the day was ruined for me. :(

Here's some pictures of my three dirtballs!!

The campsite we stayed at was totally dirt, not one patch of grass. The kids had a ball, but they were covered in dirt from head to toe continuously!! Upon returning home, I had ten days worth of dirt covered laundry!! A week and half later I was finally caught up!! Makes me wish for disposable clothes!

Monday, August 28, 2006

One day down....179 to go! feels nice to have the first day of school under our belts. Caleb (6) is in first grade this year and Jo (4) is in Preschool. We started the day off by going out for breakfast (something we never do). When we got back home we got off to a late start, but we did finish everything I planned on doing for the day.

Caleb is doing the second half of Sonlight's Core K, with their LA1 and Horizon's Math. Josiah is doing Sonlight's PK. I'm integrating notebooking into our various subjects this year, and Caleb did his first notebook page on the first chapter of Dr. Doolittle today. I had him draw pictures of Dr. Doolittle's pets, and he drew an owl and a hedgehog. He completed a narration on the chapter(why Dr. Doolittle was poor?).

All in all it was a pretty good day. My goal for tomorrow, though, is to find something to keep Rachel (2) and Jada (almost 1) occupied!!


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