Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Preparing For More Chickens and More

Words to Live By

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possesions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


Besides our   memory verse  and  theme song we watched I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy.

Phonics and Reading

We completed the  Starfall  online Rr lesson and did the printable worksheet.

Then they decided to flip the paper over and draw on the back. 

And  we did an "ad" word family review with word mats I printed from 3 Dinosaurs' word family printables.


For math we used the  Lets Get Fit! Count to 100 video and then practiced addition with the  Ways to Add Mats.

 Bird Unit

We read The Hungry Duckling . . . 

. . . and then watched these three videos about the kinds of birds that were in this book - Common Kingfisher, Quacker and Flapper, and A Guide to Keeping Hens in Your Garden

Other Books We Enjoyed Today

I read from these books with CJ and Michael before bedtime this evening. 

Furry, Feathered and Four Footed Friends

A friend of ours from church is wanting to find a home for his chickens so he asked me Sunday if we would take them. I didn't realize when I said yes quite how many there were but yesterday I found out there are fourteen - eleven hens and three roosters. We're picking them up tomorrow evening. So this evening Doug and CJ went out to work on getting this huge shipping crate he got from work ready for their coop. 

Out and About

Michael had another doctor's appointment today. This one was just a routine yearly check and it went very well. Also, I was so pleased with his behavior today. He sat still in the waiting room, waited patiently in the exam room for the doctor, and cooperated wonderfully during the exam. We have one more routine yearly checkup tomorrow, a kidney ultrasound. Three appointments in one week has definitely kept me hopping. 

Just Having Fun Together

Later this month three additions to our crew will be joining us on a daily basis. Today they were here for a couple hours as a bit of  warm up, trial run. We're looking forward to having many more fun days together.

Reading Around the Web

Today's  Quote

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~ Author Unknown

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  1. Fun stuff. You have a handy man around there. How many more chickens are you getting?

    1. We're getting fourteen today. After this I'll have to stop because I don't have any more space at the moment. And yes, I do have a handy man :-)