Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Greek and Hebrew

Yes, you read the title right. In our Bible lessons this week we talked about how the Bible was originally written in Hebrew and Greek. And...the fact that we have a Bible in English so that we can learn God's word. First we had Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew. The children (it's hard to see) drew grass, a tree, the sun, flowers, and a blue sky to represent creation.

After that they had copywork of the Greek Alphabet. It was interesting to watch them try their best to write them perfectly. I think they did pretty well. :-)

They actually did both of these activities yesterday. Today we made a time line and put it up on the wood trim dividing the front two rooms (it works perfectly) :-) At the start of the time line we put up their drawings with the Hebrew Genesis 1:1 and near 2009 we put a picture of the children up. So they can see where they live in relation to people in the Bible (As we learn about different people throughout the school year we will be adding to the time line.)

We briefly discussed what BC and AD mean and how we count the years "backwards" prior to Christ's birth. We will talk about it throughout the school year so they understand about it more.

Oh....and Big T and Sweet E both read their first story today! They are so excited. The read the title and about 4 short sentences. We are getting there. :-) Praise the Lord! Well....I need to get some other things done. I pray that you are all having a great school year. May the Lord bless you all. :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

One of those days...

Okay this is the third time I have tried publishing this. Each time a piece of the post disappears. Third time is the charm right? Anyway...for the veteran homeschoolers out there you will know what I mean when I say it has been one of those days. It's like the children left their brains in their bedrooms or somewhere today. They sure didn't act like they had them. LOL Oh, keep from getting any more frustrated we have taken a break and will finish school when Beloved gets homes. But I did manage to get a pictures of all three children doing their copywork first. (Well...Little E's copywork is more of coloring, but that is okay.)

I also managed to get a video of their last memory verse and wanted to make sure I shared it. :-)

I know I haven't done a very good job lately on updating everything that is going on. Once we get past this weekend I hope to do some more updates that are more in depth. We have family camp this weekend and I am trying to get everything ready for it. I pray you all are having a great week and if you are homeschooling....I pray your children can find their brains. LOL :-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Verse

Here is a video of another new memory verse. So....without further ado...Proverbs 16:24.

Those silly shepherds showed up in the house again for our school time. Oh was fun having them around. :-) LOL And you gotta love what happens after school time. Once we finished what did I see except Little E getting rides from his horse. It was so fun to watch Big T give rides and Sweet E did too, but I don't have a picture of that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You never know.....

what can happen in the course of a homeschool day. :-) And that is why I love it. Today went more smoothly than our lessons have in a while....and I am so grateful for it. I did have to tell the children at one point to go to their rooms and stay their until they find their brains (LOL) but it was, overall, a great day. We had visitors from Bible Times as well. See....

Aren't they adorable. Sweet E left her outfit on the longest. They had a ball playing "shepherd." I hope they will put the outfits back on for Papa when he gets home. Oh, they also have their new verse memorized. I will try and see if I can get the camera to turn on so I can get a video of them. Well...I have a ton to do and I think I am getting another cold sore. :-( Second one in less than 2 weeks. Oh well..... Hope you all are having a blessed week!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Water Cycle

I just wanted to share a couple of videos that we used today on our "Exploration Day." We talked about rain and the water cycle. Hope you enjoy. :-)

**Please disregard an evolutionary comments**

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nature Day and Memorizatioin

Beloved's work hosted a nature day at Camp Falling Rock. I have a lot of respect for the parents who take their Boys to Boy Scout camp there. It takes a lot out of you. We hiked for probably about 1+ hour around the trails and I had enough. The outdoor amphitheater was beautiful. Too bad our camera really doesn't work so I could get a picture. But anyway...since they hosted a Nature Day we decided to take advantage of it as a field trip. The children were able to make their own trail mix, roast a hot dog, and get some s'mores! Yummy! Here is a picture of the three eating their s'mores. But Little E disassembled his shortly after this picture and just ate the chocolate. LOL

Someone even snapped a picture of our family. I thought it turned out pretty well actually. :-)

We took along some of our school work. Last week we started a book of bark rubbings from trees. The children would take a piece of paper up to a tree and use a crayon to get the rubbing. We would then trace the leaf from the same tree on the paper. We had 3 done before we got to the campgrounds and I think we did at least three more. The children had fun seeing the differences between the trees. Too bad my camera won't turn on to get a picture of their books yet though.

It's been yet another busy week trying to get school work and housework done this week. It doesn't feel like I am getting anywhere, but I know I am...little by little. Speaking of...I need to get to work, but I wanted to share the latest video of the children's Bible memorization. Sweet E is sure to give you a laugh. :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Proverbs 23:12

Sorry no new pictures, but I do have a new video for you. It's their latest memory verse. (They were given a new one today).

We have been super busy. We had school yesterday and today, but with a shortened schedule today. Big T and I both had crazy noses. His wouldn't stop running and I couldn't seem to stop sneezing! So we will have to double up on the math tomorrow. Not a big deal, but we won't be having school on Friday as I will be going to see the midwife. Can't believe it's only 7 weeks until the new arrival makes his or her appearance. I pray you all are having a wonderful God filled week and that the school sessions are going well. I am still waiting to hear back from our local district. The stuff was supposed to be mailed out Friday, but I doubt it. I live right in town so it never takes more than a day (2 at the most) to get to me. Sigh....hopefully tomorrow. :-)