Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Walnut Acre Weekly - August 12 - 18

Walking With the King
 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,  filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. ~ Philippians 1:9-11

On Our Nature Walks


In the Garden
Mustard greens, lima beans, corn and parsley are all growing well.

Other Outdoor Fun

Outdoor Finger Painting

Pretend Backyard Camping

We Are Learning

We did lots of fun activities as part of our "We're Going on a Bear Hunt Unit."

We played a memory game made with We're Going On a Bear Hunt picture cards.

Finger painted bear pictures with corn starch finger paint.

We did a variety of  worksheets from the We're Going on a Bear Hunt printable pack from Homeschool Creations.

The kids colored small pictures from the story that I then laminated and they used to play with along with Oatmeal playdough.

Colorful Bears

We Are Reading
Here are some of the books we have been reading this week.

Out and About
 Monday Doug and Austin went to the weekly boy scouts meeting. Austin went to youth group Wednesday evening. There was a pool party planned but rain made them cancel the party. Friday morning our pastor called and asked if Austin could help someone move so he spent a few hours helping there. He does this pretty often and enjoys it. He was surprised this time to get paid for it, which was a nice treat. He doesn't usually get paid. 

Thursday evening Austin, Amanda and Michael spent the evening at Grandma's like they usually do.

Tuesday evening CJ and I went to the back to school night. I think he's going to enjoy his class and his teachers this year. It was a good evening. 

Doug had classes today for his EMT recertification that's coming up  in December. 

Other Notes and News
Doug finished teaching the welding class to two boys scouts this week. I think there will be another class starting soon.

We're getting ready for the back to school changes coming up in the next couple weeks. Several kids start school Monday. Then two more are starting after labor day and I'll also be starting Austin, Amanda and Michael on their new school schedule as well. It's hard to believe how fast the summer has gone by.

This Week's Quote
The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ~ Wallace Stevens

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