Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Words to Live By

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Fun


This is our last week practicing Romans 8:38-39 for our memory selection and I think we're going to miss practicing these verses. We've been using some fun motions and actions that one of the teachers at church showed us to go with the words in this verse that the kids really enjoy. 

Our topic this week is God's Gifts for Us. Today we talked about the Gift of God's Love. We did the Jesus Loves Me puzzles that I printed and laminated several weeks ago. This one of the kids favorite versions of Jesus Loves Me and we watched it again today along with God Loves Me - VeggieTales.

Phonics and Reading

We did the Starfall Letter Pp lesson and worksheets. . . 

. . . and "ad" word family word matching mats made from resources found at 3dinosaurs' word family printables. I was a little surprised at how much they enjoyed matching word cards to words on the mats at the table. And Damien, who is three years old and the youngest of the group today, was really fast at matching the words. 


 We, once again, exercised along with the Let's Get Fit! Count to 100 video. As long as they are having fun with this video I think we will continue to use it nearly every day. It gives us a nice little break from sitting at the table and they are learning to count to 100 at the same time.

They also enjoyed working with the Number Playdough Mats.


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

Other Books We Enjoyed Today

The first two books are the books I read from with CJ and Michael this evening and the third book is one I am enjoying myself.

Austin and Amanda's Homeschool Assignments

Bible - Proverbs 29, Literature - No Woman So Fair; Math - Conversions - Part 2, Science - Respiratory System: Oxygen Transport

We finished reading No Woman So Fair this evening. I had a hard time reading through the part where Abraham is commanded to sacrifice, Isaac, his long awaited child promised him by God. I thought I would never get to the part where God stops him and then shows him the ram caught in the bushes that he was to sacrifice instead. We are going to continue with this series of books, but first we are going to read a book called Children and the Supernatural that a friend loaned me. I started reading this book myself but then thought it would be a good one to read with Austin and Amanda so we could enjoy it together. We'll probably start it Friday evening.  

In the Kitchen

Breakfast this morning was cereal and milk as usual, with juice to drink. 

For lunch I fixed chicken patties and fresh fruit and veggies. 

For dinner this evening I made Oven Fried Chili Ranch Drummettes, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans and a Spice Cake. Michael wanted to have sprinkles on the cake so he got the job of putting them on. 

Around the House

I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast and also cleaned out one of the bathroom cabinets that had gotten very cluttered and frustrating to even try to get something out of. 

Austin cleaned up the kitchen after lunch and dinner, washed the kitchen floor, and took care of the chickens and our outside dog and did the daily cleanup in the upstairs bathroom.

Amanda took care of the inside dog and the cats, did some laundry, and did the daily clean up in the mudroom and downstairs bathroom. 

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

Just Having Fun Together

Reading Around the Web

Today's Quote

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson