Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Kissing the one you love is said to keep you close all the year though. Now this one I can do!
Make sure you have money in your pocket.
Even if it is a coin. If you have money in your pocket on New Years means that you will have money all year long.
I like this one: Don't spend money on New Years day... not even to pay bills.... if you do that means you will be paying out all year long.
At midnight open all your windows to let the old year out.... or your troubles will stay with you.
Hum, Lets think about that one.
Never do Laundry on New Years day.... it means a loved one will be washed away..... What is this one about. I think that I could go a day without doing laundry this day.
I just posted a few that I have came across. what ever superstitions you believe have a great New Years Day!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Read the quotes like this one from F.D. Roosevelt: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, Freedom from fear.
This book has many beautiful pictures of places around D.C. I enjoyed this book. It is something every American needs to read. This book is very easy to read, and complete in a few days. If you enjoy history, then you will enjoy this book. I get nothing for writing this review, just the enjoyment of reading this book.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday, December 18, 2009
go to : http://matthewwest.com
Matthew West has record the Story from the gospel of Luke. Take time out this holiday season and listen to the story of Jesus.
you can also go to: www.thechristofchristmas.com
I pray that you enjoy these downloads.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thank you Lord for your Blessings on me.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Janelle posing on a bridge in the middle of the maze.
Kalyn jumping (or trying to jump) on the corn popper!
Monday, November 2, 2009
The Perfect Homeschooling World
Sunday / November 01, 2009
- In a perfect homeschool world, your children would greet you with a smile each morning and help prepare breakfast and clean up afterwards.
- In a perfect homeschool world, there would be no sibling fighting, lost workbooks, or unprepared students.
- In a perfect homeschool world, your children would learn their lessons the first time, eliminating any review.
- In a perfect homeschool world, you would have brilliant applications and visual aids prepared for every subject area you are teaching each day.
- In a perfect homeschool world, the laundry would clean and fold itself, so you could enjoy the evenings with your spouse.
- In a perfect homeschool world, there would be enough money to buy all the curriculum you wanted.
- In a perfect homeschool world, you would find encouraging notes from your children thanking you for being such a wonderful parent and teacher.
- In a perfect homeschool world, you would always have the right answer to every one of your children's questions.
Unfortunately, this world is not perfect. We live in a fallen and sinful world that tempts us (1 Corinthians 10:13). Every day I must go to the One who is perfect for strength, wisdom, and guidance to live my life as a shining example of His love to my family and to the world. I am not perfect, but He is (Hebrews 7:25-26)! I rejoice that although my homeschool world is not perfect, I know the One who is. He goes before me each day and prepares the path in which I will walk. Today, I trust Him again to take everything I experience as a homeschooling parent and cause it to work together for good (Romans 8:28).
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This coming week we will redo last weeks lessons, so I can make sure they have learned something! I hate it when I am sick! My hubby really came through for me though, he took care of me and tried to help with the girl's school, but he told me on day one (of the 2 days of school) that he did not know what to do to help the girls out.. :) He tried..... all well...
PS: I have the best hubby in the world! :) :) He did a great job of taking care of me this last week when I was sick.... Thanks honey! I love you.
Monday, October 26, 2009
What started out in my mind as a late start to school ended up with no school at all today. Hopefully tomorrow we will be back to our regular scheduled programing.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
reading com. 98
I am very proud of them, there is some room for improvement, but that is always the case!
Teacher or Mom
Saturday / October 10, 2009
As much as I enjoyed homeschooling my children, there were days when I longed to be only a mother. Moms have the fun job of displaying tenderness by kissing away hurts and telling their children they are wonderful, but God had an additional task for me. He also wanted me to be my children's school teacher. I had to take out the red pen and correct their papers to challenge them to study harder. Finding loving ways to critique their work and push them was not always easy. My children were forced to respect and relate to me both as mother and teacher.
I feared this dual role would create an emotional distance between my children and me. As the homeschooling years went on, I realized those fears were unfounded. The relationship I had with my children as mother gave me opportunities to minister to their personal issues and concerns. The relationship I had as their teacher provided moments for counseling college and career choices, editing job resumes, and more. I became the resource my children went to first when they needed help, and we grew even closer.
God's multiple roles in our Christian walk amaze me, too. He is our loving Abba Father, Savior, best friend, and Holy God. He commands our fear, devotion, love, and respect — all the while teaching us to grow closer to Him. He is the first person we should run to for our needs. He is both a gentle Shepherd and a jealous God who loves us with passionate, unconditional love. Praise Him today for being your heavenly Father and all you need!
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many ways You bless me each day! I worship You as my Holy God, adore You as my Father, thank You for being my Savior, and treasure You as my friend. Help me to enjoy Your love today and walk in the blessings You provide. In Jesus' name, Amen
Friday, October 9, 2009
Janelle has finished her first lit book, Anna of Green Gables. In the beginning, she did not like the book. As she began reading it, she could not stop! She finished the book 2 weeks ahead of time! Whooooo! She loved the book and now I am letting her watch the movie. Unto the the next book.
Kalyn is doing great. She is doing better in spelling since I have changed her spelling curr. The Last 2 weeks she has made 100's on spelling. Her reading has improved, she really loves her history reader.
Well, that is all the happenings from this week. Report cards come out in 2 weeks!!! Truth time for me, (wonder how I did teaching them this quarter).
Until next week,
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Now on to what has been happening around here lately. We had too much excitement around here Thursday night, that when Friday morning came around we decided to take the day off and go shopping! We need to get away ( and go out of town). Small town life is suppose to be boring! Not here! AN old explosive box was found Thursday evening in the Public school (that is right in our back yard). With bomb squads, police and fire out and camping in our front yard, we were asked to leave for our safety. Of course we would leave, who knows what else was in there. well, we were able to get home again after midnight and tryed to go to bed, but who can when they are still out side walking around and had huge flood lights shinning in your windows....needless to say a shopping trip was what we needed Friday.
We had fun and found great deals on things , so all is well.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Here are a few Pictures of Kalyn working hard. I think she enjoyed getting her picture taken more than working!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday / September 19, 2009
"Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths" (Matthew 5:33)."But you promised," whimpered my ten-year-old daughter. "You said we could go swimming if we finished all our schoolwork." Although the words were softly spoken, they echoed in my ears as she left the room."Only a little disappointment," I justified to myself. "She'll get over it." Little did I know this broken promise also broke my daughter's faith in her mother's word.
While homeschooling our children, we sometimes make promises we don't keep. Each day we may attempt to motivate or discipline with words we don't really mean. Unkept promises disillusion our children, and unmeant threats instill fear and doubt. Not following through on phrases like, "If you work hard on your math, I'll give you . . ." or "When your father gets home, he's going to . . ." leaves children wondering if they can trust their parent's word. What can we do as homeschooling parents to guard our mouths from these foolish utterances?God's Word in James 5:12 says, "But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation." God says not to make promises or threats with your words, especially when you have no intention of keeping them. Your children need to know that you mean what you say. Before you speak idle words again today, stop and consider the price — the broken heart of your child. "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:36).
Lord, forgive me when I say things to get a quick fix to a problem at home with my children. Help me weigh my words and remember to honor all of my commitments — no matter how small. In Your Son's name, Amen.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Instead of making a lap book this time, we will make a notebook. I am getting pictures of the beavers, and stories about them to put in the book. She will have fun making it, and after it is done , we will tie it together with string. Just something different to change things up a little.
I will have it posted soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Have you just had one of those days??? No today was not better than yesterday. It took 2 hrs. for math and it was easy. lol Praying that the rest of the week is better.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Today we were all dragging. NO one wanted to get out of bed. No one wanted to eat breakfest. No one wanted to get dressed. NO one wanted to do any type of school work. NO one wanted to do anything.
Looking at what I just typed: I think this is pretty funny! It was just one of those Mondays!
Well I can say 2 weeks down and 34 to go! Hahahahaha I do love homeschooling!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This morning my girls woke up and decided that they wanted to make muffins for breakfast. Who else but homeschoolers, can take the time and bake before we hit the books. Kaka baked banana nut muffins, and Janelle made chocolate chip. They love to cook so why not! By the way, they are the best muffins I have eaten in a long time. Maybe I am being partial, but who knows :)
We have been at it for almost 2 weeks and boy has this yr, been fun! 7th grade math is: yuck!! But don't tell Janelle I said that. English 7 is wow! Did I have to learn about modifiers? lol Good thing we are taking it slow. With math and English, I have figured out that if we cover 4 lessons a week we are on track. Its a good thing for us, since we are having to redo some lessons until it "sticks". Kalyn is doing well. Some days she decides not to read right so we are doing some timed reading. If we try to see how many words she can read in a minute, that pushes her to try harder and then she reads better.
Well it is time to hit the books, so until later.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Each day they will do each assignment in the order it is in. Below is a picture of the workboxes I have made for them. All of the work is in there, and I hope it will be easier to keep track of all their work and all they need to do for the week. All there work will be graded and put in their binders.
This year should be more organized and we will not have work everywhere!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have posted the otter story to go with the responsable lesson. Check back often, I will be adding to it as I finish each lesson.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Janelle 7th grade:
Every day :
English/ litature (rotate between english and lit. every other chapter)
History (we will be studing Texas History)
Mondays: piano lesson useing The Piano by ear DVD
Tuesday and Thursday: Bible curr. Studing God's word
Fridays: sewing lessons
Kalyn 3rd grade:
Science/ Animal Science (switch b/w every other day)
Monday and Thrusday: Bible lessons using Studing God's Word
Tuesday: piano lesson using The Piano by Ear DVD
Friday: health studies ?
EDIT: I NEED TO FIND A SPACE FOR HEALTH STUDIES FOR KAYLN
My plans are to inter mix a charater trait lesson with animal science. Hopefully I will be able to find animal I could relate to the Character trait I want to study.
Well, Now that I have this done, on to finishing my lesson plans
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Just a thought here:
Many people say they put their kids in public school because it cost too much to homeschool. But with all the supplies you buy for ps, it is just the same price as homeschooling. Ps here have each child buy computer/ copy paper, tissues, contruction paper, and on. not to mention the reagular stuff you always buy: penicals, crayons, sissors. You wind up spending the same after you buy ps uniforms and all.
Anyway, that was just a thought that ran though my mind while shopping for school supplies.
until next time
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The books are huge and I have only been able to find Vol. 1 and 2. So I am off to ebay to look for Vol. 3. My girls are going to love these books, (since they love animals). Off to do more searching,
so until next time,
Friday, July 10, 2009
We are using a older public school textbook, so naturally I need to come up with the tests for it. Does that mean I have to read the book? :) (complaining a little) Yeah, that means I need to get cracking and read and study my Texas History. All well, I love history and I love to read.
My goal is to get most of my tests written out before school. Times a waisting!!!! Get busy and read, read, read, read.
Janelle will have fun with this! he,he,he,he (not with all the reading she will have to do!)
until next time
I have decided to record my homeschooling experiences this year. School does not start until the end of August for us. But with that said, we are already looking, planning, and buying this years stuff. I am going to be doing lapbooks with my 3rd grader this year. Planning will take a while, but I have found great sites with lots of information. I will post pictures also. (i hope!!)
Grab a seat and enjoy the adventures of homeschooling.
Look at the links on my page. Helpful resources for any homeschooler or Sunday School teacher. More to come, so stay tune!
Scripture of the Month
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!