Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Hardest Peace (Review)


This review is for the book "The Hardest Peace" by Kara Tippetts. Kara is the author of the Mundane Faithfulness blog, which I highly recommend you begin following. Kara is a wife of a pastor and the mother of four children, and she has been battling cancer for over a year. She is completely open about her journey on her blog and on Facebook, and this book is her collection of thoughts on how to feel peace in the midst of the hardest times in your life.

I love the honesty in her words and I love how she made me think about how I go through life, even though I have nothing traumatic happening right now. At some point, I will face something traumatic in my life (more likely than not) and I hope I can remember her advice in that season. I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and David C Cook for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kindergarten - Day 46

Day 46 - Wednesday


Prayers, pledges and Bible - "Rahab and the Spies"




Missionary story - "Apostle to the West Indies". Very fitting since we just talked about Columbus sailing to the West Indies.




Poetry: "Jack-A-Nory", "To Bed", "The Jolly Miller", "The Little Nut Tree", "Diddle Diddle Dumpling", "Twinkle Twinkle", "Very Special Candy" and "When My Feet Itch". 








Math:








 A candy corn adding game I found online a while ago. I mixed up the pieces and she had to put them in order according to the addition problems.


 I got these cute word problems from teacherspayteachers.com. She loved them!




 Meanwhile...





Language Arts:




Is this our physics lesson? Construction? Never mind, let's just play!


Hunter's work:







Beautiful weather means that while Brianna is in Kindermusik, Hunter and I get to play Frisbee!



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kindergarten - Day 44 and Day 45

 But first... a small look into our weekend:

Pumpkin patch!





Brianna got a hold of my camera!









Picture by Bri:


Hunter earned a reward from his reward chart and chose Purple Penguin for his reward!







 Day 44 - Monday

Prayer, pledges, and Bible - "The Bronze Snake"


 Verse of the week - Hebrews 13:8


 Living Long Ago - looking at how people discovered new foods


Poetry: "The Pie", "Peter, Peter", "My Black Hen", and two from our new book "Heartsongs" which is written by an 11-year old: "Making Real Sense of the Senses" and "The Gift of Color"







 Math:




 Interlude - play time at Grandma and Grandpa's while I'm at physical therapy!

Later that day... back to work in a new location!

Language Arts: Letter S








 Our curriculum includes these cute little books called "Fun Tales". I think I'm supposed to introduce them to her one book every week, starting now, but on this day she read 9. Then I told her we weren't going to read all 20 in one sitting and she finally stopped. (I actually would have let her keep going but Hunter needed a very serious surgery called band-aid extraction of the thigh area and it was a traumatic event that took place as soon as school was over.)


 Hunter's school work:








 All our work is done... we feast!



Day 45 - Tuesday

Prayers, pledges and Bible - "Balaam's Donkey Speaks"



Living Long Ago -  exploration by sea


Poetry: "Little Bo-Peep", "The Smell of a Noise", "Angel Wings"




Math:




Hunter wanted to do "real" stuff today! Look at his cute numbers!


 Measurement vocabulary: We were supposed to talk about pounds, ounces, cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons, but we just kind of skimmed over it. The kids cook with me enough that they are familiar with these terms.


 Language Arts: 

She had to circle two words that rhymes, underline the word that talks about sitting down, write "pat" backwards, and circle the vowel in each word.



 Meanwhile, Hunter apparently had a birthday picnic in his monster truck.