Author Archives: NZ Filbruns

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.

Gore Bay

Simon came home for a few days a couple of weeks ago. We loved seeing him again, and spending time with the family he lives with, as well. We took them out to Gore Bay, since the weather was so … Continue reading

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The Road to Kaikoura

Every time we go to Kaikoura for church, we see changes that have been made in the road since the last time. The road crews are working hard to make things safe! They are hoping to have the job finished … Continue reading

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Spring 2017

The pictures in this post were taken over the course of a month. One Sunday afternoon in September, we drove through the local domain on our way home from church. The daffodils were in full bloom, and so beautiful! Esther … Continue reading

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Videos for Grandma

Just for my mom, here are two videos of the little ones. This first one is of Little Miss counting to 22 when she was playing hide and seek with Mr. Imagination. This is Mr. Imagination reading me his list … Continue reading

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Dead Boring Concert 2017

Today was our homeschool group’s annual concert. As always, we enjoyed the musical pieces, recitations, songs, and skits performed by the other families, and also sang a couple of songs ourselves. Here are videos of us singing both of them. … Continue reading

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August 2017 Pictures

The kitchen table broke one day, so Simon and Mr. Diligence fixed it for us. I’m sure glad Mr. Diligence has learned to fix things, too, since Simon is no longer here! Princess likes to try out all sorts of … Continue reading

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Product Review—Let’s Go Geography

I’ve always felt like geography was the weakest subject in our homeschooling. I’ve tried various ways of incorporating map work into our school days, but everything I tried was hated. Finally, I just hung a world map from the bulletin … Continue reading

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School Days

We spend a lot of time at the kitchen table in the mornings, doing lessons. The day Mr. Sweetie learned about borrowing when subtracting, we got out the Base 10 blocks to illustrate what was happening. As soon as I … Continue reading

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Spring!

Spring is here! Some days sure don’t feel like it, but more days are warm than a month ago, and the grass is growing. The first garden work was done in mid-August. Simon took the rotary hoe (rototiller) through part … Continue reading

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Solar System

We are working our way through Exploring Creation with Astronomy this year, and a few weeks ago we laid out a scale model of distances in the solar system. We were all blown away by the vastness of our solar … Continue reading

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