Friday, January 30, 2015

Learning God's Word: Reciting Psalm 1

Do you teach your kids to memorize Scripture?  Our children learn verses every week at their Awana program.  My son even learned to recite the New Testament books of the Bible this year!  Also, as we learn verses we talk about what they mean. 

This past year we started learning Psalm 1.  I found a very cute (free) printable to make into a book at Ministry to Children.  Every time we colored a page we learned the verse and also the meaning.  We did some acting, role play and games.  It was fun, but the kids also got another layer of who God is and what his plans are for our lives.

Cover for Psalm 1 coloring book

Coloring pages of the Psalm 1 book from Ministry to Children

Here are my two children reciting their verses: (click here and here to watch the videos if you are receiving this by email)

We've been learning this since the beginning of last summer.  We review it often and the kids were excited to share it with you!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Homeschool Update #2 (Second quarter)

Hi Milk N' Honey Friends!!  We are halfway done with our school year.  I have to say that things are constantly changing in our homeschool.  As expected, second quarter is a busy one with Thanksgiving and Christmas along with a birthday and fun parties and places to go. 

Here is a glance at some of our homeschool days and vacation time:
Journal time

Jessna colored this horse by herself!

Book-It Pizza!

Disguising a turkey for homeschool buddy class

6 years old!

I can build with blocks, Mom!

Love made from popsicle sticks

Lighting the advent candle at church

Starting a new book from Rod and Staff

Making pancakes

Gingerbread house making at the library

Making reindeer cookies

My precious kids at Christmas

Snow in Leavenworth, WA

Shrade wrote a story about camping with dad

Building forts in the living room- it never gets old, just messy!

School in Mom's bedroom

I read my first chapter book!

I earned 100 Bible Bucks at Awana!

Playing Bingo with Luvie Lamb

As you can tell, we were busy going here, there and everywhere. 
Be sure to check out the curriculum that I'm using  my Preschool/Kindergarten page.