Monday, January 7, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Personal Mini Pizzas and More

Words to Live By

Psalm 24:1-2

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, 
the world, and all who live in it;
for He founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.

Homeschool Fun and Independent Learning

Since the younger kids have the same memory verse all month we started our morning with reviewing Romans 5:8. This week we are also learning this song.

They watched four videos - Jesus Loves Me (VBS Version) , On Top of My Pizza, Preschool-Kindergarten Math Teen Numbers Song, and the Letter M Song.

They completed these math pages from KidZone and Michael colored a picture to go with out memory verse. 

We also enjoyed playing a memory game with word from the -at and -ag word families.

Doug started math lessons again today after the Christmas break. Here he and Amanda were working on liquid volume conversions and Michael was trying to help. He did the same lesson with Austin a little later. 

This evening I began reading again from No Woman so Fair by Gilbert Morris with Austin and Amanda and we also read Proverbs 12. 

We listened to NPR talk and learned about current events, Amanda continued to explore baby names and Austin pursued his fascination with all things antique or collectible by watching his favorite tv shows on the subject. 

Books We Enjoyed Today

The first two books are the books I read with CJ before he went to bed, books three through six are the books I read with Michael and Lauren at storytime, I read from No Woman So Fair with Austin and Amanda this evening and Surrender the Wind is the book I am reading myself. 

In the Kitchen

As part of this week's National Pizza Week fun we made mini pizza's for lunch. We used the round  whole wheat sandwich thins bread for our crust. Then each person added their own toppings - sauce, cheese, pepperoni, green and yellow peppers cut into different shapes and black olives.

Amanda tried to help Christopher make a pizza  but he was more interested in throwing the toppings on the floor and watching the dog eat them.

And here are our pizzas ready ready for the oven. 

They were yummy and so much more fun to eat because they made them themselves.

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen this morning after breakfast, washed down the cabinet and appliance fronts, cleaned  and did some laundry.

Austin cleaned up the kitchen after lunch, cleaned up and vacuumed the playroom and livingroom, did the daily cleaning in the upstairs bathroom,  cleaned the cabinet under the kitchen sink and washed the kitchen windows. 

Amanda cleaned up the kitchen after dinner, did the daily cleaning in the mudroom and the downstairs bathroom and did lots of laundry.

We Are Going

Doug, Austin and Michael went back to Scouts again this evening after the holiday break. Michael was so excited he could hardly wait until time to go. In fact, they ended up leaving a few minutes early because he just couldn't wait anymore.

Today's Quote

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. ~ Author Unknown

Just For Fun

CJ and Michael got out the cars and trucks they got for Christmas and played very happily together for quite a while before dinner this evening. 

Since we're having fun this week celebrating National Pizza Week I thought I would share this infographic I found on Pinterest.

Pizza Facts Around the world
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Daily Deals


  1. I don't think I can ever get tired of pizza. You should try pizza pancakes. Pretty tasty, though I haven't made them for ages.

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  3. What a lovely day you had! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures and reading about your day. Reminds me of my days of homeschooling.

    I think it's awesome that you have your kids doing chores. I started mine on chores when they were about 3 years old (easy chores at that age, of course). Kid's just LOVE doing chores when they're younger, and it's so nice to have their help when they're older, isn't it?

    Loved reading the pizza facts!

  4. Thanks for sharing your 'happenings' around your house. It was good to get to know you a bit better.

    Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this week.

  5. Those mini pizzas are so cute and creative! Would be perfect for a kids bday party and let the kids make their own mini pizzas... Thanks for sharing & thanks for linking up at CEO of Me this week!