Monday, August 16, 2010

How my boy thinks..

So, we are doing a little picture study. Mind you, I don't tell Cowboy that. I simply show him a beautiful picture of a lovely 18th century country girl who is barefoot in a little path picking flowers and ask him to give me a story.

It goes something like this:

Mom: "Josh, tell me, what do you think she is going to do?"

Josh: "Well, she is going home to make powder out of the daisies."

Mom: (note:he has me interested) "Really? Why would she do that?"

Josh: "She is going to make them into powder so she can make face paint because she is going to war!"

Ok, dear reader, I could not contain my laughter. Of all the things I imagined about that lovely girl on that peaceful day with beautiful daisies, I can assure you going to war was not one if them!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


If you have recently left comments on my blog and now you don't see them it is because I was trying out an app that was suppose to be like Comment Luv for Blogger but I just do not like it. Comment Luv is on Wordpress and links the person who comments to their last blog entry (if they blog). (Does that make sense?) It is a really neat feature, but the one for Blogger just did not work the same. So, I removed it and along with it went any comments that were added while I was using it. I know their was some on the video of Jenna and a couple of the Homeschool Week in Review. Sorry!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jenna and the A A Apple Song

Here she is doing her favorite part of school....singing....:)

I did not edit this or make her do it over and over until perfection. (There was a day when I would have) I just love her little voice. :) The sound of X for fox still gets her a little confused. I'm 40 and have been homeschooling for 10 years and the sound of L still gets me, I even called a homeschool friend and asked her to tell me how she teaches the L sound. :) You know, us Southerners just have our own way of saying things anyway.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Homeschool Week in Review

Ok, I only have a few minutes to get this post done. But, I have really been wanting to update how we are doing in MFW.

Well, MFW K is going great. We just finished up with week 2, the lesson on M (Moon), and I really like how I feel that I am becoming familiar with the routine of the program. That is a big plus for me. I am also very happy with how I have it organized. I do find that I am not adding a lot of items to the folders to enhance the lesson. But, with 4 kiddos I have not made time to do that very much, but I don't feel that it is in any way compromising the program. Jenna loves it and she can already sing the entire A-A-Apple song. I am trying to get a good video of that because it is just too cute to hear her sing it. It is the favorite part of the lesson for her.

The big excitement was finally getting to start ECC this week. Although Josh is a 10 year old, all boy, let me outside to chop a tree  kind of kid he has loved this week. I mean really, he is so happy. He still loves time with his mom teaching him one on one and that makes me happy. The fact that My Fathers World has made it so easy for me to do this has just been the biggest blessing of all. After the initial set of of the notebooks I have found it to be one of the easiest programs to implement. When I say it is perfect for our homeschool I am not just saying it to be nice, truly it is a prayer answered. Now I can see why so many MFW users are long time users. I am so tired of the curriculum hunt anyway.

I think his favorite part of ECC was the passport application. He just cant wait to get that little book. He also loves the map work and science. We passed on the Wee Sing, because after 3 seconds of that first song, he very respectfully said "Mom, please don't ask me to sing that." I had to agree that perhaps Jenna would like it, but it is not something that I feel he will miss.

We have these Audio Memory Geography Songs and they are pretty catchy and I think we will just use them instead of Wee Sing for Josh.

I am so excited at how things are going. We had a busy week and I almost put off starting the ECC because of 2 homeschool outings, dentist trips and some church commitments. But I did start and I have to say that we checked off all of the boxes! WOW~ You really don't know how good that feels. I know by now that I am not a slave to the teachers manuals but it was things I wanted to accomplish and we did it!

So now I am praying that much grace will be given in a few weeks when my oldest starts high school. We are  using MFW Ancient History and Literature for her. She also is reading Lamplighter books, one a month (we actually fight over the book :)) Currently we are reading The White Gypsy.

The littlest one in my school is just as happy as can be if she has a crayon and a book.

Oh, and one last thing....I don't know what went wrong but we killed *gasp* our earthworms. :o

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Okay, so maybe I won't.....

 Trip To Pine Mountain Gold Mueseum the blog hop after all. Why? Well, because school did start and we have been very busy! We even squeezed in a field trip this week and I have not had time to do the "hop". So here's to knowing when to say no. I don't really want one more thing to be behind on and so far this week I am. So if you want to know about why and what we are using I am sure you can find it under the homeschool and My Father's World labels. Pictures of our school room are on here too (although they are a couple of years old).

I promise I will get a post up as soon as I can about how MFW K and ECC are going. I'll just leave it at this....we are on the hunt for earthworms! :)

Have a blessed day!


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