Category Archives: Activities at Home

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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Simon

Mr. Inventor turned 16 a month ago! How time flies. I remember so clearly the loooong week of waiting after his due date before he finally arrived, on the hottest day that summer (I’m positive it was the hottest, anyway!). … Continue reading

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Back Home Again!

Yes, I know we’ve been home in New Zealand for around six weeks now. It has taken me awhile to get caught up on posting on here. I like to keep things in chronological order, because that’s just the way … Continue reading

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One Last Adventure in America

We left Ohio to come home to New Zealand on the 24th of July. Our flight didn’t leave until evening, so we had the entire morning to finish packing—and we needed it! We had our baggage allowance pretty much maxed … Continue reading

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Creation Museum

On our last weekend in Ohio, we went to the Creation Museum. We had been there twice before, but the children really wanted to go again. My nephew who lives in Ohio was turning six that weekend, and he wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review—Will Not See

About the Book Book title: Will Not SeeAuthor: Chautona HavigRelease date: August 29, 2017Genre: Christian Fiction / contemporary / suspense (light) My Thoughts: Whew, what a book! Most of the time anymore, I am able to exercise self-discipline with books, … Continue reading

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