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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Tag Archives: Science
One of the things I know Mouse is going to need for her Life of Plants study is a lab tray for holding specimens while she dissects them. I bought a dissection kit for her at last year’s HEAV convention … Continue reading
Mouse started her new Science Unit today. I’ve been working on compiling it for a while (and I have some more to do) but I had enough done that I could let her start! I’m mostly trying to introduce her … Continue reading
Now that Buggle can read he really prefers to spend his roomtime with his nose in a book. This is all very good but since I don’t want him to only spend time in his mind I’ve been looking for … Continue reading
Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading
This year I’ve been teaching our early elementary age Sunday School (1st through 4th or 5th grade) and we’ve been going through the account of Creation in Genesis 1 looking at what we are saying when we say “God created…” … Continue reading
Last Sunday I took the two big children to the Science Museum for the annual Egg Drop Contest. There were about 40 kids participating in middle and high school with judges from the local Engineering school some of whom also … Continue reading
The other week the children came in in great excitement with several “mellow worms” they had captured on the parsley plants. We put them into a large jar with some sticks and fed them quantities of parsley. I actually bought … Continue reading
F and Su had their first overnight visit with Grandma and Grandaddy (my parents) this week. They had a great time and behaved themselves (not always the same thing). Su came home and told S that she had seen a … Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote my mother an email asking about some ideas she’d mentioned to me about a science course for elementary school. I wrote: “I think that the science that is available is either too focused on “Evolution is bad” … Continue reading