Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Bird Themed Learning Mats and More Friday February 22

Words to Live By

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:10-11

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


After prayer, our memory verses and singing our theme song we talked more about the wonderful promises God gave us in the Bible. Today we talked about His promise to His children that they will live with Him in Heaven one day. We sang along with Every Promise in the Book is Mine, read and talked about John 14:2 and  Revelation 21:4 and listened to Heaven Is a Wonderful Place.

Phonics and Reading

 We went to Starfall and did the Oo phonics lesson and then completed the Oo writing worksheet.


For math we exercised along with our favorite counting video, Let's Get Fit Count to 100 and then worked with these  Pattern Mats .

Wild Bird Unit

We read A Nest Full of Eggs and watched this Birds Video for Kids. And we did this  Label the Bird activity. 


These are the books I read at storytime today with Michael, Lauren, Mateah and Christopher.

Austin and Amanda's Homeschool Assignments and Independent Learning

 Math - Metric System Review; Science - The Respiratory System - How it Works; Project With Doug - Learning to Set Up Spreadsheets

Other Books We Enjoyed Today

These are the books I read with CJ and Michael at bedtime this evening.

In the Kitchen

Breakfast - Cereal w/Milk and grapes

Lunch - Austin made lunch and decided to have Scalloped Potatoes, Chicken Patties, Grapes and Butter Bread.

Dinner - Amanda made Tuny Cheesy Pasta and Lima Beans for dinner and I added a fresh veggie plate and some individual cherry desserts to the meal. We also had butter bread. 

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast and did some laundry.

Austin took care of the chickens and outside dog both this morning and this evening, cleaned up the kitchen after lunch and dinner,and did the evening clean up in the upstairs bathroom. 

Amanda took care of the inside dog and the cats, did some laundry, did the evening cleaning in the mudroom and downstairs bathroom.

CJ and Michael did the evening clean up in the living room and playroom.  

Just Having Fun Together

Other Notes and News

A sweet lady from church sent a bag of things home with us Wednesday evening. I had an idea what was in it because she had asked me if we could use these things. I didn't get it out until today, and when I did this was what I found in it. I especially love the handmade quilt on the left and the pillows were greatly appreciated too. 

Reading Around the Web

Today's Quote

Smile! It increases your face value. ~ Robert Harling

Daily Deals

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  1. The bedding is a great blessing I am sure. It all looks so new and clean.

    Do you serve dessert with your supper? I am curious. I often think about Andy Griffith when Bea always had such a delicious looking dessert to follow immediately after supper. Yum!

    1. I don't serve dessert with dinner very often, it's just an occasional treat. We're actually working to cut out a lot of sugars in our diet. But I was afraid what Amanda was making wouldn't be quite enough and I had some things on hand so I quickly made a dessert.

  2. We love the book A Nest Full of Eggs! I really liked the video of birds by the alphabet (minus the odd music). Thank you for linking up with us over at NOBH!