Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our Haven at Home Happenings...

It's been another eventful week of
homeschooling, errand running, homekeeping,
training, learning, living... the blessings of life.

Just sharing some snapshots of our week...

We were blessed with beautiful weather on Monday
and the children were able to finish an Ancient Egypt craft.
They enjoyed painting their projects
and adding the final touches to it out-of-doors..

Their finished craft... serpent-headed throwing sticks...

{top to bottom: Carolynne's, Beth's, Will's}
In Ancient Egypt they were used for killing birds
but they will only be using them for target practice
and slithering around the house. ;o)

We, also, took advantage of the nice day
and took our trampoline down to dispose of it.
I was quite a few years old and just not safe anymore
so it had to go...
Ally helped take down the net...

And everyone helped carry the pieces to the curb for pickup...

It was a time of enjoyment for us to work outdoors.

Suzie enjoyed watching...

While working outside, the lil' girls discovered
some of their toys that had been left out.
They enjoyed taking them into the bathroom
to clean them so they could return them to their toybox...

... anything to play in water. ;o)

We, also, focused on learning this week.
I worked with the lil' girls in phonics and Language Arts.
We began a science/nature study read aloud
about spring and summer in North Carolina forests,
we continued with our Proverbs studies,
began reading Exodus in History,
and the children worked on their seatwork.

Will working on his math

Ally working on her Advanced Biology

Working on illustrations and coloring pages

Below are a few samples of
the younger children's illustrations this week...
{the samples can be clicked on to enlarge}

Moses in the River Illustrations...

The children's illustrations of when Moses' mother
set him in an ark to send him down the river to save his life
from Pharoah's orders to kill all the baby Hebrew boys. (Exodus 2)

Moses in Midian Illustrations...

The children's illustrations of Moses, after fleeing Egypt,
arriving at a well in Midian where seven daughters
of a Midian priest "run into trouble" with local shepherds.
Moses helps the daughters and gives them water from the well.

We discussed the pattern in Moses' character,
how he sought to help the beaten Hebrew slave in Egypt
(though the outcome was not good)
and how he helped these daughters in Midian
from mistreatment and injustice.

From our Proverbs study... Proverbs 1:20 Illustrations...

The children's illustrations of Proverbs 1:10...
"My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not."
The picture depicts a young man (on the right) facing
the temptation/pressure to do wrong by others (on the left).
The speech bubbles of the young men on the left:
"Hey, Come do this "bad thing" with us! It'll be fun!"
"Yeah! Come on! Let's do it!"
The young man on the right, holding His Bible
(which represents his desire to do right), says,
"No. It's not fun to do wrong."
Simple. Profound. Truth.

The rest of the week we ran errands
(trip to the commisary, taking the van in for some work,
running to the post office, etc...), worked around the house,
enjoyed fellowship with friends,
attended our midweek Bible and prayer service, etc...
The younger children decided to wear
their colonial clothes on Wednesday.
They enjoyed wearing them and it was fun to see them
in their clothes from our Williamsburg trip two years ago...

Tomorrow we hope to go to our homeschool park day,
Lord willing and if the rain takes the day off. ;o)
While there we hope to get a few snapshots
for possible senior pictures for Ally.
The graduation date is sneaking up on us quickly. ;o)

I hope y'all have had a good week!

"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah."
~ Psalm 68:19


Mrs. Trixi said...

It looks like you have had an overall great week of homeschooling. We too, love our homeschooling.

minpinmom said...

What a blessed wonderful week! I adore the kids in their costumes. Adorable!

PlainJane said...

Hi Christina, Looks like you all have had a great week!!! LOVE the illustrations and the colonial clothing. I want to go to the thrift shop soon and see what I can find to use as colonial clothing. So, what are your plans of Ally's graduation? Are you doing something with others? A home or church ceremony - just curious since we will be facing that in 2 or 3 years too.

Kayluray said...

You weren't kidding when you said you had a busy week.
I love the serpant craft. We studied Ancient Egypt two years ago and I wish I had this craft at the time. I'll have to remember it when we cycle around to that study again.

Kristy... said...

Oh I am looking forward to seeing Allys Senior pictures!!!!!!

HsKubes said...

Mrs. Trixi ~ Yes, it was an overall good week. Glad you enjoyed your week, too! ;o)

minpinmom ~ Thank you. ;o) I love their colonial clothes, too.

Jane ~ We are planning to have a ceremony at our church, just Ally graduating (as of now). We are having a fellowship afterwards. Other details are still in the works. ;o)

Kayluray ~ We really liked the craft, too. I got the idea from our Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide. It's been a helpful resource. ;o)

Kristy ~ Thanks. ;o) I hope to share them soon!


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