Saturday, May 14, 2011
July 11- Aug.5 HOD, Latin for Children Ch.1-4
Aug.15- Sept.9 HOD, LFC Ch.5-8
Sept.19- Sept.30 HOD, LFC Ch.9-10
Oct.10- Nov.18 HOD, LFC Ch.11-16
Nov.28- Dec.16 HOD, LFC Ch.17-19
Jan.3- Jan.27 HOD, LFC Ch.20-23
Feb.6- Mar.2 HOD, LFC Ch.24-27
Mar.12- Apr.5 HOD, LFC Ch.28-31
Apr.16- May 18 HOD, LFC Ch.32-33
I still need to figure out which Math curriculum to use for my dd and where to place her in R&S for LA, other than that and finding a few odds and ends we'll be needing and I should be ready!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Then searching for a song that I would post on facebook to tell everyone our praises, I ran acroos one of the songs that has meant so much to me over the past two years and found it has new meaning for me today.
We are praising God for ALL He has taught us these past two years! I am so proud of my sweet husband and how he has let Christ shine through him with his unwavering faith. I am so blessed to be married to this wonderful man!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
There I was the day after my birthday out of town with girlfriends at a homeschool convention and the stomach bug attacks me.... and HARD! Once I was able to lay down for a while, I was a little upset that my weekend was not going the way I had planned. I had the chance to talk to my kids and my dd says
"I'm so sorry that you got sick on your trip Mommy."
me: "I know, I am too."
dd: "But God has a purpose for it."
me: speechless for a moment...then "You're right."
dd: "What were you suppose to do today?"
me: "I was suppose to go to the convention and book fair."
dd: "Maybe there was something there that you weren't suppose to buy."
The conversation went on for a while after that, but the next day when I was able to go to the book fair, I kept hearing her sweet voice and avoided buying all kinds of things that were not necessary for us to do school. Thank you God for speaking the truth to me through my sweet girl!
I have purchased most of my curriculum for next year and will be using Heart of Dakota with both kids. Little Hearts for His Glory for ds who will be 5 and Preparing Hearts for His Glory for dd who will be 9. Still trying to determine what to use for Language Arts, Math, and Foreign Language (if we start it this year) for dd.
I'll try to post again soon. Hope you have a blessed day.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Things have been going well with school here. I've fallen in love with FLL4. My dd loves it too! She is doing very well with it!! Ds is getting his letter sounds down and sometimes even creating words with our homemade flash card.
I've seen people on forums ask what do you love. So I'd thought I'd ask my sweet homeschool followers and anyone who homeschools and stops by to tell me, what curriculum items do you love and what have you tried and not loved? Please include the why you love it or the why you don't love it. Thanks!! I hope to get some wonderful ideas from you before heading to convention. :-) Very selfish of me I know, but I love listening to the experiences of others and gaining wisdom from them. Have a blessed day!!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Lysa did a 6 week free live simulcast that was so helpful to me and they are replaying it on Tuesday's here. Before the book, food was my comfort and......maybe I should just let you see the video that played before each simulcast. I'm a little hesitant to post this video, because I don't want anyone to take it wrong, so please make sure you read my comments that follow the video so that you can hear my heart on this one.
When I first saw this it made me a little uncomfortable, because it was messing with one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I still laughed at it, because, well, it was funny. Now I can see that the reason it bothered me was that it held some truth for me. Obviously I had my focus on things of this world (ie. my taste buds and my stomach) and not on my sweet Savior! I had made an idol of food. Now I can read this scripture and it has so much more meaning to me. Even the first verse takes on so much more for me now.
The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
God is teaching me so much through this book/study and His Word.
My new verse is:
"Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV
Which is a truth I'm excited to be writing on my heart!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Instructor: A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. There is a special name for the noun that is replaced. It is called the antecedent (pronounced "an-tuh-SEE-dent").
Now all of you who knew that are laughing at me, but I found it comforting that I didn't have to hesitate and try to recall this word from WAY back in my school days in the middle of a lesson and make my daughter question my knowledge.
My son has been doing Little Hands to Heaven and I've added in some more alphabet fun. We mixed up some flash cards and then he told me each letter and the sound it makes. Then he put them all back in alphabetical order for me. Not much, but it is seems to build his confidence. In my book that's a winner!
I have to cut this short, because we are heading out to go to PE at our local college where they have a wonderful program for homeschoolers!!
Thanks for stopping by! :) I'll try to add more about our week later today or tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ok, so here is the next song.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I picked a word for the year. I've never done this before, but heard about it on the radio and decided to give it a try. I really want to say yes to God more this year and from now on. My family will also be receiving more yeses from me. I don't want to live each day and not feel like I was even in it. I also don't want to worry so much about what others think of me, only what God thinks. Not that I'm going to go around upsetting people...that wouldn't please God, but I want to live for Christ and listen to the Holy Spirit and not ignore the promptings that are sent my way. I'd like to be able to see myself the way that God does too. I have a few songs that are theme songs for me this year that go along with my word. I wish I could remember the order they came to me, I'll do my best to list them in order so that you can follow the journey and maybe God will touch your heart too through them.
I'll start with this one and share one each day until I share them all. I didn't realize how many there were until today.
So, about my word.....I think I'll make you wait through the music then share it with you. :) A hint is that I mentioned it to help explain why I changed the title and why it may keep changing.
Have a blessed day!!!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I'm excited to report that school is on track! The main reason I started this blog was to keep myself on track with school. Good thing school didn't rely on me reporting in on here or I'd be in big trouble. We've have had a great beginning to our year. Dd finished up her grammar books for this year, so I went ahead and bought something so we can keep on going and so far we are loving it (mind you, we just got it and have only done two days worth)!! We are also switching up how MUS suggests doing their curriculum. Dd just learned the last of her multiplication facts (Gamma) and so now we are moving on to her division (Delta), then we will learn more about long division and such. The difference here is that I am not finishing Gamma, I'm moving straight into Delta and doing the first twelve lessons, then we will finish out both books together.
I've been on a wonderful journey this year of going through the book "Made to Crave". God has been teaching me so much through this study! I'll have to tell you more later...just pray it's not two months later again. Thanks for listening to my ramblings if you've made it this far!! God bless!!