We need to start school next week but I’m not prepared. The thing is, if I wait until I’m prepared, we will never start…..
We have schooled some all summer long, but It’s time to get back into things and take the plunge into full school days and life learning. I’ve been very lax the past couple of months and now I need to get my head out of “summer” and get back into the swing of things. I’m just not prepared! I think maybe today I’ll research what we will learn the first month or two, and get things together. I guess maybe I shouldn’t be blogging….. I should be working…… See you all soon with an update to how it’s all going:)
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Make me to know your ways, oh Lord, teach me your paths
Psalm 25:4 (ESV)
Isn’t this verse what we as Christians are striving for? Learning Gods ways? That’s what I’m striving for. I need God to show me each and every day what his way is for me. Where He wants me to go. What He wants me to do. Meditate on this verse this week and see what the Lord will reveal to you.
Someone, somewhere needs to know this! It might only be me. It might be you. This is for the struggling and aren’t we all struggling?
ME! ME! ME!
ME! ME! ME!
He never promised that the cross would not be heavy,
Or the hill would not be hard to climb.
He never offered a victory without fighting,
He said help would always come in time.
So remember when your standing
in the valley of decision and the adversary
says give in.
JUST HOLD ON!
Our God will show up, and he will take you through the fire again!
Listen to it Crabb Family style!
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous./em>
Psalm 25:3 ESV (part 2)
We had quite a few laughs last week memorizing part one of this scripture. The kids kept getting shall and in and to all mixed up. It was funny to hear them tell me scripture that was no where close to making sense. I’d ask, “Does that make sense to you?” They’d just laugh and say no, then try again. They all got it by the end of the week and that’s all that’s mattered. We are practicing tying it all together with verses 1 and 2 as well. I’d like to still know Psalms 1 when we get to the last verse ya know;) Enjoy this weeks scripture and if you’re following along with us, don’t forget to remind yourself of Psalms 1and 2 as well. The goal is to memorize this who Psalm.
It’s our 1st official year schooling year round.
WEMom, needs A LOT of breaks during the year so it’s just easier to school year round to make sure we just continue learning and reaching our goals. Now, we don’t use any fancy curriculum, it’s just not needed. I use a ton of free resources from the internet, the library, and good ole’ free stuff other people give me. I have stuff coming out the wazoo! We are also a bit of “unschoolers”. I think of us as intentional unschoolers. I like to allow the kids to choose what they want to learn about. They retain it better and are so much more into it. Wild Bill wanted to learn multiplication and division in the beginning of the year. I gave her direction & resources and she learned it on her own. I was there to lead and guide her and answer any questions but she learned it on her own. Princess loves to make posters of different things. She uses books like the Usborne Encyclopedia and makes diagrams of the universe, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Again, I guide and direct her but she studies it out on her own. They learn! They learn a lot, and not by sitting down at there desks and doing worksheets all day.
Wild Bill at the pet shop with an albino rat after we researched them.
In the summer we typically do 2 pages of math, three times each bible verse for copy-work and penmanship, 30 minutes of morning reading, something in a science workbook of their choice, and some sort of language arts. It usually takes them no more than 90 minutes to complete and then they are free to do anything but electronics. We have a very strict no electronics except music until 8p.m. rule. They play outside. Build little houses out of cardboard and scrap material. Play with play dough. Read. Make crafts. And just play and enjoy each other. Sometimes we do crazy science experiments like smacking a pan with water and cornstarch. Make bouncy balls and so forth.
Magic Bean making cards.
We keep busy and keep learning all summer long. They don’t even mind doing their “school work” since it takes so little time:)
What have you been up to all summer? Do you school are year long? Do you take a break? What fills your time? Comment and share! I’d love to hear how you do in the summer time!
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Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame
Psalm 25:3 ESV(1st part)
YEAH, I made it 10 weeks on the weekly memory verse! That’s a big feat if you know me. I start a lot of things and don’t finish hardly anything;) This is something my family has been doing together and we love it. I’ve painted an outside cabinet door with whiteboard paint and we write it up there for the week so we see it every time we go into the kitchen. I also send a notecard with my husband to keep in his truck since he does a lot of running for work. It’s easy for him to read and memorize that way.
With that being said, have you noticed a pattern the last few weeks? Yep, we are officially memorizing Psalm 25. I love the Psalms! Such encouragement comes from them. How much grief and pain David went through, yet, he never wavered from God. He never turned his back. He never stopped praising Him. I want to be like that. I want to cease complaining and grumbling and telling the Lord how much I trust and know He will get me through. I hope you enjoy this weeks verse and know….. None will be put to shame who wait for the Lord!
I absolutely love these so I thought I’d share them again since some of you may have missed them!!
PINTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t say enough about how I love pinterest. It’s the bestest (is that a word) idea center in the world! Today I decided to stop just pinning and start doing. I started the morning making these yummy cinnamon roll knock offs. They are so good and my kids will love me come tomorrow morning when they get to eat them for breakfast! Here’s the link to who posted it
so credit is given where due. This is how I made mine with a bit of modification:
I didn’t have crescents but I had some 2 packages of seamless dough so
I rolled it out and cut it like crescents
Next I used a mixture of 2 sticks of butter 1 cup of sugar and 3 TBSP+ a little of cinnamon
I spread it all over the wedges and then rolled them up just like a crescent
I baked them at 375* for about 14 minutes
While those were cooking I made the glaze! Yummy!
I used 4TBSP of butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Once mixed well I put into a ziploc baggie so it’s easier to glaze
I snipped the corner of the bag and glazed away. This is the finished product! Pure genius! I can’t wait to try this with my homemade bread recipe I love! ENJOY!
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