Thursday, July 21, 2016


First chapter books that they read all by themselves.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Twelve things about Blackie!!!

Happy 7th Birthday, Blackie!!!!  

Twelve Things That About Blackie...

He loves to use me as his person scratching post

He loves to nuzzle

He enjoys listening to our read-alouds at night

He loves to cuddle

He loves to sleep under a blanket

He has a favorite toy...a stuffed bird...that he carries around

He likes to participate in our lessons, especially Life of Fred: Math

He loves to scratch at paper, especially around 5am each morning...he knows this will wake me up.

He will only take people food from Scott. 

His favorite people food is cheese, bacon, chicken, turkey and ham

He grunts when he eats

He loves to play hide and seek

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Scripture Sunday

We stayed home from church today because of sore throats, runny noses and coughing...So here is a random scripture for today:

"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
—Matthew 4:19

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wrap-up Week 2

This week was pretty good in the lessons department.  There was one sick day and a couple of evening lessons were skipped, but the kids still managed to to get most of their work completed...

Here is a look at Week 2:

Bible Time - The kids read from Genesis 6 to 10

Reading - Samantha and Nickolas completed their assigned readings and book reports.  They are now reading Gathering Blue (Samantha) and The Giver (Nick)...both by Lois Lowry. 

Language Arts - Life of Fred: Australia was completed this week.  I didn't realize that it would only take two weeks to complete...guess I need to order the next book in the series.  Until that order gets placed and arrives, I will probably generate some language arts exercises for the kids to work on.

Zoology - Nick completed Lesson 6 and has started Lesson 7 in the Swimming Creatures book and Sam just completed Lesson 7 in the Flying Creatures book.

Geography - This week Sam learned about Germany and Nick learned about Russia.

Vocabulary - This week's words were:  prohibit, obtain, communicate, efficient and harvest

Math - Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra with Biology - Chapters 5 to 7. 

History - Mystery of History Vol 2 - finished up reviewing Lessons 1 - 3.  We also did some mapping exercises about Paul's Journeys from the Book of Acts

Fallacy Detective - Lessons on Love to Listen and Opposing Viewpoints

Dude, Don't Be A Lemuel - completed Lesson 1 and started Lesson 2

Life Lessons - This week, Nick mowed the lawn for the first time.  He had a blast!!!!  Sam also helped by doing some raking...unfortunately she came down with a cold mixed with seasonal allergies. 

Today is Library Day as well as the Summer Reading Program.  This is Sam's last year to participate and the kids are looking forward to seeing their friends.

Another good week!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Being that it is hot and humid...I thought this would be a good reminder of what we have to look forward to in a few months...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Scripture Sunday

Today, after missing 2 weeks in a row, we went to church.  Great lessons, a couple of good talks and several scriptures to choose from.  Here is one of them:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." ~ Romans 8:28