More or Less Homeschooling & Home-making Adventure

I am a work in progress. I am striving to be an encouraging wife, a fun and loving homeschool mother, to learn to homestead, organize, and adapt. I desire to see life more like Jesus and less like the world's view of what's important. I praise God that I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone, by Christ alone! Cuz' I CAN'T DO IT ON MY OWN!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pledge of Allegiance

What a wonderful way to remind ourselves and to teach our children what the Pledge of Allegiance actually means. Listen to Red Skelton's story here.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Reading, Writing, Typing, Latin and so much more!!

I have recently come across a wonderful website ( filled with priceless information. I wish I had known of these ebooks when we were first starting phonics. I wonder if it wouldn't have been easier for Daniel Boone to learn phonics this way. I'm thinking of printing Word Mastery for the First Three Grades and allowing Daniel Boone to spend 10 minutes a day doing this phonics program to instill these concepts into his brain and making reading easier for him. Don also suggests using The Phonics Page to help older students with phonics work. I'll be reviewing this website this week also.

I'm certainly looking into the Latin ideas here. Today we have downloaded the Read, Write & Type demo from that Don Potter suggests and will try it to see if we'd like to purchase it to learn to type and as a review of phonics rules. I wish we had done this early in my children's phonics lessons. What a great idea to have them learn to type while learning to read and write.

Monday, September 14, 2009

State Fair Photo Entries

This is our first year to enter items into the state fair. I called this "handicraft" this month. I took the children to the park on our first day of school this year. I gave them my camera and told them to not just take pictures but look for art. Here are their photo entries. I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed with what they came up with!!

Daniel Boone
This poor elephant had a very bad itch. DB took lots of pictures and this is the one he picked.

Daniel Boone
We called this one the "Unseen Execution". Look real close at this picture.

Tinker Bell
"Our dog"

Tinker Bell
"Flowers in Bloom"

Peter Pan
"Worm Wood"

Peter Pan
"Long neck"
This was just a picture of several flamingos to me. I told PP how nice this picture was. He said, "no mom. Look in the back. I took this picture because the water made his neck look so long." What an eye!