Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekly Homeschool Highlights: Week 6 RtR

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Bible was pretty awesome this week. Yesterday, I actually started crying during our time together.

We have been going through Old Testament prophecies of Jesus' Birth, Life and Death and looking at the New Testament fulfillments. I expound on each passage so when I got to the Cross I kinda lost it.

I hope it is one of those moments that my kids remember because I never want them to be... casual ?? (maybe that's the right word) about Calvary and the price paid for us.

Feeling the weight of the Cross (even for a moment) adds to the joy of the Resurrection so we did end on a good note.

Brigitta drew little pictures in her charts and I thought they were so cool!

We finished our read aloud, The Bronze Bow, uh, three weeks early. Oops :)

In History, besides continuing to read As The Roman World Turns Augustus Caesar's World, we learned about Roman architecture, bridges, arches, farming, trade, transport and aqueducts.

Our Science reinforced our history as we built bridges!

Bridge Experiment #1





We only got 13 "soldiers" (pennies) on this bridge before it collapsed.

Then, we tried again with an ARCH bridge...

We added lots more "soliders" and then started adding "horses" (nickels).


What a difference a little arch can make!

We pulled out our yearbook from two years and talked about God's designed of an egg and the strength of it's arch--


In Art, we even drew bridges--


But, of course, we never do anything straight--
If you can't read this, the top caption says, "Have you seen the aqueduct?"

And the duck under the bridge is saying,
"Who are you calling an Aqua Duck?"

Speaking of aqueduct, our Latin root words for this week were "centum" and "aqua."

And lastly,



Bridge Experiment #2





For later, so we know what they are and what to do with them...


Then...

"you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."







in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,







Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
"The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"


Even though this project didn't have a "cornerstone," the keystone reminded me of this verse...

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
in whom the whole building, being fitted together,
grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
in whom you also are being built together
for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:19-22

Funny thing about arch bridges, once the key stone is in place, the arch rests on it and it stands.
But the kicker is this-- the more pressure is put on the arch from above, the stronger the arch becomes.

It was a reminder to me that individually and corporately, as a church body,
we are strong as long as Jesus is in center place.

Lord bless you guys :)

Weekly Homeschool Highlights: Friday October 30th, 2009

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Sorry I'm late! Totally forgot last night... I was too busy knitting!

I'm going to start on my post right now and I look forward to reading yours!

I hope your week was blessed :)





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Monday, October 26, 2009

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FOR TODAY...October 26th, 2009

Outside my window... rain, rain, rain and more rain, rain, rain. Welcome to Portland--squeegee any one?

I am thinking... about Thanksgiving and Christmas, lists and cards, chores and activities

I am thankful for... the Lord being so faithful to us this past weekend. The premiere was awesome, the second showing went great too, and we know He will bless the third one as well.

I'm also thankful for our first home fellowship last night. It was a really rich time.

I am wearing... oh, you're gonna love this... it is 11:22 am and I am wearing rubber ducky flannel pajamas and my trusty lilac Ugg boots and I don't plan on taking them off today until it's time to drop the girls at ballet. It is cold and gray and very gloomy outside :)

I am going... no where!!! My calendar is blissfully empty this week except for the usual lessons for the kids.

I am reading... same as last week-- my One Year Bible (morning), Footsteps of the Flock (before bed) and continuing to work through my grammar book :)

I am hoping... to get caught up on sleep and cleaning. I am exhausted.

I am praying... for several friends that seem to be in a tough place right now. I'm also praying for all us home school moms-- it's almost November and I am praying we wouldn't be weary in well doing.

From the kitchen... (insert crickets chirping here)

Around the house... getting back into the school groove is going to take priority over household stuff. I will attempt both but no promises :)

One of my favorite things~ going to the yarn shop! I found this really neat device to easily make pom-poms (which I really dislike making normally)



I am creating...pom-poms! Lots and lots of pom-poms. Hopefully I'll show you why next week (grin).

Picture thought...


Sneak peak...



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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank you!

How can I ever say thank you for all the comments and emails encouraging us?

You guys sent words of encouragement at just the right moments and kept us chugging along.

The premiere went well tonight! We were down to the wire doing the final edits and burning it to disc but we did it with a whole 15 minutes to spare!

Yes, we cut it that tight :/ We're nuts but you already know that (hee hee)

Here is a little glimpse into our crazy, pre-show drama :)







And some pics from the festivities--


Me and the peanut while waiting for the disc to burn.



People coming in...



Most of the cast


The three main characters and Miss Director.


Our lead actress and her big sister that had the supporting role.


The Composer and The Director

Can't forget Daddy

Or baby sister (who also had a speaking role)

Miss Composer and her genius, musical Momma


The core cast

It was a great, full night. We're pooped and have another showing tomorrow but I had to come share with you. Now that this is done I hope to get back to more regular blogging. There is so much in my brain and on my heart that are on the back burner. Hopefully, I'll get my computer back from Miss Thing over here and I can get down to some serious blogging.

Until then, good night and thank you. Y'all are the best :)


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