I also realized today that it's only three weeks and my sister from South Africa will be arriving ! Not long to go now :)
Earlier this week I made my very first soy candle and am now looking forward to making my own melts and soy candles.
In our homeschool this week…
- Sir N started book two of A Reason for Handwriting B this week
- We continued with Abeka Math
- Watched Bill Nye the Science Man - Time on YouTube
- We have been reading books on Archaeology.
- We read :
- We watched these DVD's
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader watched these two in anticipation of going to the Narnia exhibition.
- The Borrowers was not overly impressed with this dvd. The story is totally independent of the book.
- Arrietty this is such a beautiful movie. The attention to detail is amazing.
- The First Grader is an inspirational true story about 85 year old Maruge in Kenya who goes to school to learn to read in 2003. Sir N did not watch this and I would not recommend it to any young audience as Maruge suffers from PTSD and has flash backs of his time in prison and in concentration camps. Excellent to view.
- Living Math Book List
- FREE Homeschool Resource Lists.
- Homeschool Planning over at iHomeschool Network
- Are you looking for FREE downloadable scripture memory songs ? Thanks to Chelle I found Scripture Songs for Worship.
- Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things is hosting a Read Aloud Revival once a month.
- Have you seen Bill Nye the Science Man on YouTube ? Great 25 min lessons.
- Unit Study Planner free download from Dynamic 2 Mom's Free Jan 10th and 11th
- Have you seen Headventure Land ? There are games, video's and extra's for learning Latin, Spanish
- Getting Started with Latin. There is a page of FREE downloads traditional Latin and Ecclesiastical Latin.
- Brain Exercises
- WonderMaps for Living Geography over Jimmie's Collage.
- No Ordinary Blog Hop
- All the ladies who have taken the time to translate the upcoming Good Morning Girls study which starts on Monday. It's available in: Hungarian, Russian, Swedish, Dutch, German, Spanish, Croatian, French and Czech
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
- We went into town this week to see The Narnia Exhibition. I was so disappointed as there was very little hands on and no photography permitted.
- Next we went to Flagstaff Gardens for a picnic lunch and some wonderful time playing.
- On our way home we discovered St James Old Cathedral and had a wonderful time exploring Melbourne's oldest church building. It was completed in 1847!
- Receiving my Trim Healthy Mama book from The Book Depository.
- Learning to make soy candles with a friend at Live In Spirit. I felt so very blessed with this opportunity.
- Not enough time on my PC to blog .... I committed to switching off my PC after checking emails and social media in the mornings and I'm finding that I just don't get to my blog to blog :(
Questions/thoughts I have…
- What is your favorite resource for teaching Latin to young students ?
- Preparing to do history chronologically with Sir N
- Teaching the Trivium
- Hymns and Scripture Memorization for 2013 over at Last in Line.
- Classical Conversations at Home.
- A Dose of Reality in a Pinterest World over at One Magnificent Obsession.
- How We Review our Custom Classical Conversations Playlist over at Classical Conversations at Home.
- Schools are 'Socially Toxic' over at Home Education Foundation.
- The Silence of Older Homeschooling Moms over at Take Up and Read
- Looking at the stunning photography of Elisa over at Elisa Loves.
- Field Trips from a Biblical Worldview over at New Leaf Publishing.
- Sleep More and Lose Weight ? over at A Minneapolis Homestead.
- Awesome Science Mount St. Helens over Kathy's Cluttered Mind.
- I've been poking around Ben and Me and reading over Marcy's Featured Articles.
- I've been looking around Mama Jenn's blog.
- French Toast
I’m grateful for…
- For my mother who is so faithful and loves the Lord and prays for me and my family daily.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
"All schools both here and in America
should teach far fewer subjects far better."