Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Prayers of a Child, Snow and More

Walking With the King

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


We started our morning with prayer, our memory verse, and our theme song. Then we watched A Hole in the Roof, the story of the man who was carried to Jesus by his friends who had to lower him through a hole in the roof to get near Jesus and have Him heal their friend.

Phonics and Reading

We completed the Starfall letter Uu lesson and writing worksheet.

And we reviewed the "ad" word using our word matching mats.


Our math lesson was our favorite counting video - Let's Get Fit: Count to 100. I think we're going to use this for a couple weeks to make sure all the kids are very familiar with counting to 100. Plus the exercise in the middle of hour (more or  less) of lessons is good for all of us.

Transportation Unit Study

We watched Transport for Kids and then counted with these Transportation themed Counting Cards. I loved it when Michael started putting cards side by side and using them for addition problems, especially when last week he was fighting me all the way when I tried to help him do a few simple addition problems. I guess he's learning even when it seems like he's doing his best not to, or it seems like he just can't focus that day.


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

Austin and Amanda's Homeschool Notes

Bible - Proverbs 31; Science - Respiratory System - Introduction to Cellular Respiration; Math - Unit Conversions 1; Literature - Children and the Supernatural

In the Kitchen

For breakfast this morning we had cereal with milk, bananas and juice.

Amanda made lunch and fixed Empenadas, cheesy fries and butter beans.

For dinner this evening I made a big pot of homemade sausage vegetable soup and we also had turkey & cheese sandwiches and grapes. 

I've been working hard on getting a bigger variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet so a lot of mornings I fix myself a large vegetable/fruit plate to munch on while I work. This was my plate this morning.

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast this morning, did some laundry and sorted through two boxes of "stuff" that CJ took out of the van when he cleaned it Saturday.

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

Amanda did some laundry and did the evening cleaning in the mud room and the downstairs bathroom. She also took care of our inside dog and the cats.

Outdoor Fun

We didn't go out to play today because it was cool and damp most of the day. And now it's snowing and the forecast says there should be a total accumulation of 10 to 14 inches by the time this is over tomorrow evening. This is our first really good snow this year. I'm hoping it snows hard and then turns warm and melts and we move on into Spring. 

Furry, Feathered and  Four Footed Friends

The chickens seem to settling in well. They are laying a few eggs but we really need to get some nesting boxes built because they are laying them from the roosts and the eggs are cracking when they hit the hard floor. I'm not very happy about that at all! I had put up a temporary, makeshift nesting box but they don't seem to approve of that one.

Other Notes and News

I happened on the sweetest scene this afternoon. We've been really focusing on incorporating times of prayer together into our daily routine. This afternoon I saw Michael and Lauren playing together and decided to get a photo. When I quietly slipped up to them to take the picture without interrupting their play I realized they were praying together. Part of the prayer went like this - "Dear God, thank You for You and for me and for . . . " and then went on to mention several other children. So sweet and so encouraging to see them put into practice what we've been learning.

Just Having Fun Together

Our Little People playset has been really popular lately. The kids also enjoyed playing with some of the laminated learning sets from our bird unit last month and putting together rhyming word puzzles.

Today's Quote

We have too many high sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them. ~ Abigail Adams

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