Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday Notes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart...Eph 5:19

Let us do such praising with melodies of Student's first duet!

What a blessing this year has been with the addition of coop classes on Monday and Friday. After class, to the library go!

Tuesday Together

Together, some.
Alone, some.
In Student's bed, some!

Teacher said if it was ONLY reading going on in Student's bed, then student's bed is open for his visit.

Writing, not being her favorite, Student does however like to share her work. Reading her story aloud, she doesn't have to ask Warrior to quiet down as he's still in her bed. Thus, she's happy to share!

Mascot uses his favorite POINTER to choose the country the Homeschool can pray for today. Those red and orange countries on the map currently persecute Christian solely for their faith, and we are called to pray for those suffering, and mourn with those who mourn, so we practice that here at the Schoolhouse. Cousin wanted to take note of which countries were Bible-friendly so he didn't go to the wrong one on vacation, sweet boy that he is!

Reviewing the month song, rug time is complete.

Working his skip-counting skills, Warrior is up to 2s, 5s and 10s. Can't wait to see him connect this counting with coins! That's the kind of thing his brain really gets a kick out of.

And to be the only third grader, usually means for seatwork, so as the others fill the floor, Student continues in her work. Diligence in her prayer journal among the other lessons, this is the focus we are called to.

2Peter 3:14
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

Monday Field Trip

Because Principal chooses to spend this day with the Homeschool, off to the State Fair it is!

Trains make children happy, no matter their age!

Taffy makes Teachers happy, no matter their age!

And happiness if the Lord, truly. This we know.

Monday Beginning

Finding the math of an art project too-complicated, Teacher calls Principal in for assistance!

And so his brain and our hands collectively finished HALF of our first Pinterest-inspired project!

As for rug time, those kiddos scrunched down and squatteed for their chance to JUMP up for their birthday month during our 12 months of the year lesson for cousin. He hadn't heard the Homeschool's rendition before today, but he's in love now!

Back to desks for piano activities. Studying up on their note-reading, Cousin is certainly thinking hard!

Working puzzles and practicing 0-5 times tables, this morning has been a blessing, A reminder from our Father in heaven that all good things come from Him.

Having some quiet-space for Reading, Warrior chooses the dining room to speed through his lesson and hit the outdoors as soon as possible.

Student, also loving the Autumn weather blessings, is putting her artistic talents to work for the 1st Annual LIFE RIDE to take place over the next weekend. Lord, may you get the glory and honor as you are a God of truth. May your truth be celebrated on bikes this weekend!

Finally Friday

With the knowledge that cousin will arrive soon, one would think that the Homeschool would get dressed for the day BEFORE starting school...but that's not always the case.

Really, Teacher could take time out of the learning to require that Warrior and Mascot cover with clothing, but then the delay of tasks could be extensive. Distractions come to Warrior as often as he breathes, so the ruling is COME AS YOU ARE. Just how Jesus accepts us... and complete your lessons so that you have enough time to scramble for clothes before escorting Student to the dentist!

Ah, yes, the dentist. When one schools at home and the receptionist can call and ask one to get to the office in 5 minutes foe sealants, yes, this is yet another joy of life at the Homeschool.

Cousin and Warrior read together and played quietly with the lobby toys, as was the report from the staff behind the counter. YAY! Chalk this visit up as one positive representation of home-educators. As this is not always the case, we thank God for children and their learning to choose to do what is right, even when Teacher isn't in the room! This means PARKTIME!

Not only did the children enjoy the sun and fun...

this lone dog was quite happy to share the park, too!

Cousin just knew it was a good thing that Teacher had the camera and insisted that a picture be taken of the dog and immediately we begin the search for the owner! He had visited the local donut shop that morning and remembered an LOST ad with a dog picture and tried to put his head with the others' to devise a plan to wrangle the dog while all drove to the donut shop to compare pictures.

Only minutes into their brainstorming, the owner yelled from around the corner, and dog's playtime was over. As for the Homeschool? Play and school are jut another blessing from Jehovah that opens the little minds of these children for Teacher to look into with amazement. Taste and see that our Lord is GOOD!

Thursday Work

Add one, and three sit in desks! It's been an amazing Fall to spent time with cousin.

Somehow Warrior transfers the competitive spirit into sitting! Any motivation for sitting is encouraged by Teacher.

And when else does his competitive spirit brought out?

In play.

In P.E.

Warrior hit a new P.R. with 26 jumps with a rope. This kis MUST be a middle child! He's comparing all things, pushing all boundaries...may God align this competitive spirit to bring Him glory.

As for Mascot, he just wants to be a part of whatever Student is doing. Turning a jumprope into a microphone is just another way he brings joy to our daily learning.

And when to rest? Tent time. Good old brother and sister togetherness in the backyard under the sunshine. In the shade, and at peace. Thanks be to God the Father of all good things!