Thursday, 24 April 2014

Mousephant and Macawnivore {Virtual Fridge}

This Week
Ever since we discovered a cartoon tutorial on The Lorax DVD we have been diligently checking out all the extra features on our children's DVD's.  So far we have learned to draw The Lorax and Turbo.  Last week we borrowed a blue ray version of The Croods and learned how to draw a Mousephant and Macawnivore. These tutorials are only available on the Blue-ray version.

I discovered that DreamWorks Animation have uploaded 8 drawing tutorials for The Croods on YouTube. The Mousephant and Macawnivore are not on this playlist.

Featured This Week
Montessori Nature shares FREE Art Appreciation Printables for Painting and a tutorial on how she uses them.

Your Turn

I invite you to take some photo's of your children's artistic pursuits put them in a post and link up with me I would love to come over and see the wonderful art your children have enjoyed doing.
Virtual Fridge Link Up


The Virtual Fridge a weekly art meme where we can hang our children's art on a virtual fridge. This meme was started by Jennifer over at A Glimpse of our Life who kindly invited three other bloggers to co-host this weekly meme.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Philippians in 28 Weeks {Review}

I've always admired people who memorize complete chapters or books of the bible and wondered how they do it.

For me scripture memorization work has always been difficult.  I hate to learn things by route it's always just been in the to hard basket. This however has never diminished my desire to memorize chapters or books of the bible.  Recently Home School Adventure Co offered us the opportunity to study and memorize the book of Philippians in 28 Weeks.

What we received
We were given Philippians in 28 Weeks ESV eBook version.

The book contains: the story behind memorizing the book of Philippians in 28 weeks, instructions on how to use the program, Chapter 1 - 4, Chapter 1-4 review, the log, the cards and about the author.  There are a number of suggestions on how to use the book and the steps to memorize the book of Philippians are explained in the instructions in the front of the book.

How we used it
I printed two copies of the eBook one double sided for me and one single sided for Sir N.  Having the pages single sided made it much easier for him to do the copy work of each scripture and the fill in notebook pages. I took it to Office Works and had it bound to keep the pages together in one neat book.

We also printed the scripture memory cards and laminated them for durability.

The principle behind the program is summed up in five basic steps
  1. Read
  2. Record
  3. Repeat
  4. Review
  5. Recite
The recommended pace is to memorize approximately one new verse a day for six days and then recap the verses already learned.  We had every intention of maintaining this rhythm but soon discovered it was not working for us and becoming a chore rather than a joy.  We have since slowed down and are enjoying it much more.

Whenever we start a new verse to memorize we write out the verse in our journal using the copywork page.  Having the scripture already there on the page made it so much easier for Sir N to write and copy.

Sir N copy work

Every six days the journal contains a reflection area where there are specific questions relating to the scriptures you have learned as well as a page to note the insights you have gained from reading through the book of Philippians during the week. These questions are a wonderful tool in helping with your meditation upon the word.  I'm looking forward to seeing what I have learned in the weeks to come as we move through our journey of becomeing a walking epistle once we know the book of Philippians.

Cost of Philipians in 28 Weeks
  • ESV / KJV** Complete print edition $28.95
  • ESV* Complete eBook edition $14.95
  • Philippians memory cards $9.95
* ESV = English Standard Version
** KJV = King James Version

Homeschool Adventure is offering you 10% discount on the following eBook purchases (expires 15 May 2014).
  1. Philosophy Adventure
  2. Mere Christianity Journal
  3. Philippians in 28 Weeks
  4. The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions
Use the code: CREW-10 to receive your 10% discount on the download purchases until the 15th May.

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What we thought
If you want to become a walking epistle then Philippians in 28 Weeks is for you.

Spending time in one book of the bible is helping us to better understand and grasp the Word and become better acquainted with it's meaning and more importantly it's application to our lives. The more we memorize the more scripture is permeating our daily living.  I am looking forward to completing this memory challenge and becoming more importantly a living epistle of our Lord and Saviour.

I do hope that Home School Adventure Co produce more books of the bible to memorize in this format.


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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Gallipoli by Kerry Greenwood {Tuesday's Treasures}

  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 32 
  • Publisher: Scholastic Australia 
  • ISBN 10: 1743621299 
  • ISBN 13: 9781743621295 
  • Author  Kerry Greenwood 
  • Illustrator:Annie White 
  • Available from: Scholastic, Book Depository 
This book is beautifully written and illustrated.  It's a definite treasure to read and add to your library shelves. It's a twaddle free story of two Australian mates Bluey and Dusty. We follow their friendship and journey from joining the defense force, being deployed at Gallipoli and their experiences of living, working and fighting in World War I and then finally returning home to Australia.

The illustrations contribute to the depth and meaning of the story.  Sir N loves this book and has asked me to read it to him again which is always a good sign of a twaddle free book. This is an excellent book to introduce young children to the reality of Gallipoli and the reality of the World War.



Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures. I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books and Resources out there out there hiding on shelves and somewhere on the internet.

I invite you to blog about

  • a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library,
  •  a great homeschool item you have found and
  •  any new resources you are enjoying. 
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