Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Piano to Prayer

Asking God what and why about homeschooling
seems to be the only way
to discern between all of the
information to STUFF into these young, hungry minds.


From piano,
to prayer,
there's much in between.


But may the between
mean something.


May it spur their minds to seek what He has for them.


May it cause a fountain of salvation to spring up inside of them and not be contained.


May the between make memories of family,
and Jesus.


1 Cor 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Just We Chickens

The Schoolhouse tried to add some new, live blood with the addition of Student and Warrior's earthworm habitats, but this life addition was short-lived.


On the other hand, the presentation of Mr. Brandon and his 2000 red worm wrigglers brought much excitement to the Schoolhouse! And he assured the pupils that if their first worms didn't make it, he'd kindly replenish their supply with living ones.

For now, Warrior spends time with the living chickens. What is left of them, we mean.
2 down, and 2 to go!


There's time taken for the blue classroom, praying for Afghanistan this week as reading always seems to happen EVERYWHERE for Student. As she began Heidi this week, her list of classics-read is continuing to grow!


In addition to reading, Student is avidly working her brain to finish her review in Mathematics, penpal letters, health and dictation.

Warrior, finished his mathematics review, reading, grammar, and geography vocab only motivated by puzzle time! Papa D visited and assisted in it's tedious 750 piece connacting...to be continued.


Titus 3:3-7
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hitting the Books

Onward ho for the 2012-2013 school year!
With older pupils and a new little miracle on the way,
we have mapped out our 15 weeks of school prior to the little bundle's arrival!
Along with running,
through the day and on the track,
Mascot is training right along with Warrior for football,
and Student for cross country.

Our curriculum this year, in addition to the Abeka regulars,
My Father's World has been gifted to us and the Schoolhouse is feeling so blessed by it.

Organization of multiple grades doesn't come easily to Teacher,
but is much simpler with all that is set for the daily learning.
This is specifically designed for pupils in a one-room-schoolhouse
arrangement to do age-appropriate learning, together!
And Biblicaly-based science has never excited the pupils like this!
Earthworm habitats to come SOON!

For now,
Student and Warrior mapped out their observations of weather,
sounds and sights
in their backyard habitat this week.


This is one of the rare events in the backyard that prospered
because of the lack of grass!


Thanks be to the Lord, He who lavishes us with His love.
Hoping to update weekly, the Schoolhouse 27 is signing out til next week.