Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Character Development: Compassion

After hearing about a sweet friend in the hospital for bladder reflux surgery, Dacia Grace immediately began to plan a gift basket for delivery.  Rummaging through the pantry for just the right items to fill the basket.  Carefully picking out the perfect peach that was sure to be the juiciest.  Arranging and rearranging the basket in the perfect order so that precious cargo would not be crushed.  What fun!  Waiting and waiting until it was time to leave!  Hoping and praying that her friend would be awake and not asleep from the pain medication.  Finally the joy of delivery!

What a blessing it was to Arthur's and to my heart as we watched the Holy Spirit working in her heart and watched her listen intently to His leading!   We are so blessed that the Lord saw fit to share this little sweetheart with us and allow us to train her in the ways of the Lord!

Monday, August 23, 2010

MFW Lesson 1: "S"un - Jesus is the Light of the world

One of the many reasons that we choose My Father's World curriculum is because of the biblical focus that permeates all of the curriculum.  Every week in kindergarten we will be memorizing a different memory verse as well as working on math, writing, phonics, science, music and art.  (I am sure I am forgetting something.)

Working on her Sun lapbook for science.

Her "S" collage
Art and phonics collide

Science Lab:  How many days to make raisins from black grapes? 
21 days in our house.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pure Sweetness!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Puzzle Mania Abounds

Dacia Grace obsessed with puzzles!  Recently I had about 18 COMPLETED puzzles on my dining room table stacked one on top of another.   (Not sure that I documented that or not.)  Overnight it seems that she has graduated from puzzles in the 24 to 36 piece range to 100 to 300 pieces!  At any one time, you can find a completed puzzle on the dining room table, the coffee table, her school desk and on the floor by the school shelf.  For those of you who don't know, working jigsaw puzzles increases the brain's cognitive skills (not sure of the correct term).  In order to keep her adequately challenged, I scoured our local Value Village and Goodwill and found a gold mine!  Here is one example of what I found......like brand new for just a dollar!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

MFW Week 1

Weeks 1 and 2 of our homeschool curriculum involve studying the biblical account of creation not that Dacia Grace knows any other account.  :)  We read the Genesis account daily and talked about all that God made and how great is His creative genius.  Dacia Grace enjoyed making a book about the creation that she could share with others. 

Here are some of the highlights in photos:

Practicing scissor skills while
making her book on God's Amazing Creation.

One of our backyard visitors during this time.
I had just enough time to run into the house for the camera.

Playing letter B-I-N-G-O with D-A-D-D-I-O!
There is so much  more that we did.  It is hard to pick and choose what to include here.  If you are over for a visit Dacia Grace would love to share her notebook portfolio with you. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Growing Up

When asked to smile, this is what I got!  Goofiness!