Monday, January 28, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - A Day of Simple Blessings

Words to Live By

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


We started this morning by reviewing our memory verse and singing our theme song. We aslo watched Jesus Loves Little Children and colored this picture of Jesus and the Children.

Owl Unit Study

 We've been working on an owl unit study, reading and watching videos about owls. Today we read Petal the Owl

and enjoyed making the Owl Shapes Paper Craft.


For our math fun today we read Spot Can Count

and played the Feed the Animals game from this article. To play this game each child had a stuffed animal and a container to put "food" in for their animal. As we went through the number cards we counted out the correct number of dry beans for each stuffed animal to eat. 

Phonics and Reading

We watched the Letter Y Song and
made this Letter Y craft and talked about the words that start with the letter Y. We also reviewed the -ad word family and read the book Rag.

Music and Movement

For music time we watched the following videos - King of the Jungle, I Am a "C", Get Up and Dance Hillsong Kids, Jesus Loves Me Children's Song, Lead Me to the Cross, and Our God is an Awesome God. I chose the first three and then the kids chose the last three. I played them and the kids watched, sang along, danced and had a good time.


We read from these books at storytime.

Puzzle and Game Time

 We played memory at game time and Damien surprised us by beating us all. Way to go, Damien!

Austin and Amanda's Homeschool Assignments and Independent Learning

Science - Endocrine System and Hormones, Math - Geometry - Circles, Cylinders and Spheres, English - Vocabulary - Though, Although, Despite, In Spite Of, Even Though. For Bible reading we read Proverbs 19 and for Literature we read from No Woman So Fair by Gilbert Morris. 

They also worked with Doug on their current project of learning to use spreadsheets. Today they were identifying the various components of a spreadsheet, and talked some about formatting and ways to use a spreadsheet. They will be learning to work with spreadsheets and budgets, using a realistic income and expense figures. 

Other Books We Enjoyed Today

I read from these books with CJ this evening before he went to bed. He's enjoying the Bobbsey Twins and I'm enjoying revisiting these characters that I loved when I was a kid.

In the Kitchen

Breakfast - Cereal, Bananas, Milk

Lunch - Amanda cooked macaroni and cheese, and corn for lunch and also served fruit.

Dinner - I made  Baked Chicken, Baked Potato Wedges, and a tossed salad for dinner this evening.

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast and dinner and did a little laundry.

Austin cleaned up the kitchen after lunch, washed the kitchen floor and did a good cleaning of the kitchen counter.

Amanda did some laundry, and did the evening cleanup of the bathroom and mudroom. 

Feathered, Furry and Four-Footed Friends

I got a couple pictures today of Amanda with some of her best friends. She is the true animal lover in our house and usually has one following her, on her lap or sticking it's nose out of her pocket at all times.

We Are Going

Damien, Michael and I took Lauren to preschool and then went to the post office to mail a letter and pick up our mail.

This evening Austin and CJ went to ACE Hardware with Doug to get some things. It's amazing how much excitement a trip to the hardware stirs up. Oh the joys of hinges and nails.

Amanda went to my parents house this evening to help out. She was very happy to go because she loves playing with little ones and because she got out of cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. 

After dinner Doug, Austin and Michael went to their Scout meetings.

Just For Fun

A few random photos from our day.

Today's Quote

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~ Swedish Proverb


  1. It looks like the little guy toward the end of your post is wondering where the snow went. :)

  2. Great pic of the mice sticking his nose out of your daughters pocket. Lots of fun activities and learning going on here which I love to see. Thanks for stopping by