Friday, August 10, 2018

Another Outline AND a Paragraph

Today we did another outline walk through.....

and then she used her outline to write her own paragraph.

In hindsight I should have given her specialised lined writing paper  { 3rds } - which would of helped her with her neatness and spacing, but at any length, still pretty happy with her first outline to paragraph outcome.

I should also be more diligent to have her sit when she is happy, and not ticked off, but that is a note for me.....  ha ha ha.

 The more she practices, the more natural and more detailed her writing will become.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Charlotte's First Official Outline

Charlotte { 6y11m } did her very first official and formal outline this morning:

First, she read the passage aloud, then she answered the comprehension questions.

Then we went back and looked for the key words with which to build her paragraph outline.

I. Main Idea
a. detail
b. detail
c. detail

So, instead of just getting her to narrate to me a main idea sentence based on a paragraph, now, we are looking very closely to key words in many sentences to build a paragraph.

At some point we'll also start the re-writing of the paragraph based on her own outline.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

When You Actually Take a Photo of Some of Their Lego Creations

I don't normally take a lot of photos of their Lego creations, but today I thought, why not?  Let's do it.

and a bit closer up on Phebe's ship with cannons.

Monday, August 6, 2018

B is for Bee Alphabet Craft

Today Noah did another alphabet craft for the letter Bb.

And now we are off to snuggle up on the lounge for a "story".  Apparently, since he said earlier that, "He loves stories."

Sunday, August 5, 2018

All the Little Bits and Pieces to Make a Salad

I think that the best salads are the ones that are mostly by and large comprised of many little pieces for taste.

Last night we made a pretty regular salad at our house:

It has green leaves / lettuce leaves, cabbage, and beetroot underneath where you can no longer see.

It also had:

cherry tomatoes
sweet gherkins { or pickles can't remember }

All I had to do then was add a dressing { ranch } and mix.

It didn't take long to cut up either, which is nice.  Maybe 20 mins??

But super good for us.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Let there be More Pauls, Let us be Pauls

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

* * * * * * *

Let us bless others with this type of praying.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Books in the Mail

I love getting book mail....

I had never heard of this series until I found myself at the authors website while reading a review on Macaulay's History of England.  I was impressed with his ability to write and communicate, which lead me to try these first two books out. 

I hope I like them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Noah and His Preschool

Moving along with the Preschool for Noah.

Noah is using these two books for his preschool work.

Today he started the short sound of { e } formally.

He's also started the Rod and Staff Math book 1.

I figure that if he just does a single row each day type of thing, that way he gets to do school, but it's not rushed or overwhelming.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

E is for Elephant

Another letter craft for Noah's alphabet craft book.

Ee is for elephant.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Charlotte Starting a New Lapbook on Knights

Charlotte started a new lapbook today called, 'Knights'.

Our first piece.....

The inside:

It's done by Homeschooling in the Woods.

It will compliment SOTW II quite nicely.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

C is for Cat

Another painting and scissor craft for the Letter C and Noah's alphabet craft book.

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Signed the girlies up for rollerskating this term.

Heaps of fun.... and now of course they want their own roller skates....

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Preschool Activities Today

Here are some of the activities that Noah did today:

A simple activity of matching up what is missing from the main picture.  Visual discrimination.

And we also worked on Touch Points.

And he did a little bookwork.

And a few jigsaw puzzles.

Monday, July 23, 2018

A New Book all the Way from America

Today I had some happy mail.....

a new book all the way from America.

{ A History of England by Arnold - Forster }

It's on the AO reading list as an option / substitute if you don't want to do Churchill.

Up until this point I've been slowly printing out a pdf copy, but it would be a huge project to do that if I had to continue to the very end, so on that account, I am super excited to have it in a book - hard cover too.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Playing Russian Roulette

     The medical system is like playing russian roulette. It is no longer health care, but death care. They will assist you in your death plan. They'll give you a pill, medication, an operation to prolong your suffering and repeat business. When a woman can get an abortion up to 9 months pregnancy, or the removal of your gall bladder even when there are no symptoms or problems with it, when they'll always recommend medication or an operation as the first point of call, it's not health care, it's death care. And then they get paid for it. It could not stand if we stood up and said, no thank you. God has something better for me.
     There's a depopulation program in full swing. The children of today will not be able to fight back because they can't think straight any more. They are so full of toxins that have damaged them. Most have compromised immunity. Nearly every second child has something amiss. That is not coincidence, that is by design.
     The education system is also like playing russian roulette. You never know what you may learn. The system is no longer so focused about the 3 r's, but based on values teaching instead. It only takes a single generation to totally devastate that generation and future generations. All the perversion that's been introduced is only getting worse. And all the while when they are doing the 3 r's they doing it to the lowest common denominator.
     The media system is also like playing russian roulette. When was the last time you watched a wholesome and clean movie? It just gets more and more perverted with nudity, sexual innuendos, theft, violence, sin. A whole generation has accepted homosexuality on wholesale, and encouraged sex outside of marriage to become rampant, all due to all the sitcoms and movies supporting it at every turn. Every news outlet is either full of lies, or slander, or biased. Character assassination occurs daily, depending on the agenda. It's entirely godless.
     The church system is also like playing russian roulette. The tares hide the wheat. But who among them will be the wheat? Most of what passes for church is nothing like what God had intended. It's rarely based upon the scriptures anymore but rather based upon us feeling good. The old paths have been forgotten. Every man doeth what seemeth right in his own eyes.
     All these russian roulettes only have less than what God desires for us. You never know what you'll get, or if you'll come out alive if you play.

Friday, July 20, 2018

A Montessori Pack for the Letter Aa

Today I wanted to share my Montessori Pack for the Letter Aa.

I don't know if I'll make any more, but we'll see.

In the mean time I thought that it might be of some use to you if you are:

teaching the letter Aa,
or numbers to 12,
or doing an apple theme,
or ant theme.

It comes with an anchor chart.

Some 3 part cards in color.
The same 3 part cards in black and white to save your ink.

Some mini books for the children to practice writing.

Some counting cards.
Cards with no numbers, so you could match them up to the set before.
And there's an apple set too. 
It's 30 pages.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Letter A Craft

Noah LOVES his painting and cutting so I also offered him this to do as well.

Pinterest is an awesome place to pick up ideas and links to free printables.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Noah Making a Craft for the Letter A.

Today Noah started his alphabet craft series.  He did amazing.  He painted and cut with the scissors with diligence, focus, and care.

{ 3y8m }

How it looks in his book.

I can't wait for him to start adding more.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

When You Discover What is Actually Taught in Rod and Staff Math 3

Today I looked in the back of the Grade 3 Rod and Staff Math book that Charlotte { 6 } is doing to see what she's learning this year.

I was pretty surprised at how much they were covering.


Mixed Computation
Place Value
Reading Problems

Telling Time

Wow, that's a lot really.... and she's half way through the book already.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Craft Time on Holidays

One of the ways to keep the children busy during holiday time is to let them do crafts.  Freestyle.  Just give them stuff and let them make their own things.

Today they are happy to craft punch and add glitter and what not's to their creations.