Just finished our second Christian Heroes: Then & Now by Janet and Geoff Benge. George Muller was not always a man of God, he was far from it actually. This past month we watched God call a man of brokenness and use him for greatness! George is a man of noble character and a true hero.
I recommend this book for good independent readers or for a read aloud with the family. Watch God answer George’s prayers day after day!
You can find the entire collection of Christian Heroes: Then and Now, here at YWAM publishing or here at Christian book store.
“It don’t matter what happens, if you’re only strong and have great courage.”-Strawberry Girl I started reading this book to the kids last summer, online! After a couple of chapters life got busy with the move to our new house…I didn’t pick it back up until this school year, when I bought it! Yesterday, we took advantage of the pouring rain and Alayna having strep again, everyone cuddled up on my bed and I read more than half the book to them. This morning I finished the last chapter. What a great lesson on neighborly love and forgiveness.
Last year we conquered our first corn maze and right NOW livingsocial.com is having a GREAT DEAL. If you live in Central Florida, I recommend Scott’s Maze Adventure. Click HERE, to take advantage of Livingsocial.com’s offer.
*To see our first corn maze adventure, click here.
Fun air pressure experiment.
-You will need a cup completely full of water, two straws, and scissors.
-Put one straw in the water and cut it so that it sticks out of the water by only about 1/2 inch.
-Angle the straw upwards so that the air coming out of it passes right over the top of the straw in the cup. Keep blowing and blowing. This will make the air move faster over the top of the straw in the water. As a result, the air pressure above the straw in the water will decrease, and when there is less air pressure above the straw, what do you think will happen?
Try it and see 🙂
*This experiment came from Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day
We had the pleasure of NanaDale teaching us how to make butter out of whipping cream, last week. First you pour the whipping cream into a shakeable container…then you SHAKE (about 15 to 20 minutes).
Once the liquid becomes a cream, we banged/hit the container against the ground, knocking the milk away from the butter (you can also use a cheese cloth).
We removed the milk and added some salt.
The rest is history!
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I’ll understand.” -Chinese Proverb
If you are homeschooling more than two grades at a time, I encourage you to read the nine reasons to have older siblings teach their younger siblings, listed below.
1. Hearing the same statement from a different person can trigger a light bulb.
2. Having the older student teach is reaffirming they know the information.
3. The child is more apt to remember the information they are explaining to their brother or sister.
4. It frees mom/teacher up to help another child needing special attention.
5. It creates stronger bonds between siblings.
6. It boosts the child’s confidence when they are able to teach a subject to their brother or sister.
7. It promotes creative thinking in the child that is helping their sibling.
8. It encourages independent learning from mom/teacher.
9. It creates special memories!
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” -Benjamin Franklin
Fourth day into our homeschool year and things are running smoothly. This would not be the case, if I hadn’t spent time planning out our daily schedule. I have been homeschooling for four years, but this is my first year to teach three different grades at the same time. I knew that I would need a game plan. After searching online, I found Daily Homeschool Schedules by Confessions of a HomeSchooler…Erica has even posted a Word Doc that is editable. I was able to download the schedule and customize it for each of the girls. I then put each of their Daily Schedules in a paper protector and they are able to cross off their assessment once completed. If they finish early, they can take those extra minutes for free time or choose to work ahead. I plan to share each of the girls schedules in the future. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. Prov. 21:5