Monday, October 26, 2009

October Homeschool Highlights

The children practiced some of the Christmas songs they're learning for children's choir at church. While they were practicing, they decided it would be fun to put on a Christmas Concert for their Dad one day when he got home from work. They made a sign, and even made him a ticket. T played the drums, L played the maracas, and K sang and played the tambourine.

For Science we've been having a lot of fun studying the solar system! The children put together this cool notebook page that shows you the order of the planets from the sun.

The children loved math this day. The lesson involved candy. Of course when they were done with the lesson, they got to eat their candy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Learning to Serve

The weekend of October 9th and 10th, our church participated in a service project called "Feed the Hungry." On Friday night the girls and I went to church and helped pack sack lunches, and K helped sort the socks, hats, and gloves that were also passed out. On Saturday night, Dad and T went and helped pass out the food, to pray with people, and to share Jesus with people if the opportunity was given. As parents, we want our children to learn how to serve. Jesus didn't come to be served, but to serve (Mt. 20:28).

Matthew 25:35-40

35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Friday, October 9, 2009

Homeschool Picture Day

We have now lived in PA for 13 months. I am still amazed by the rich history and beauty of this state! On Tuesday, we visited a gorgeous place. We are in a club called Learning and Fun. It is a group of homeschool families who get together for field trips. On Tuesday, our group got together for a special picture day. The pictures were all taken outdoors at Wallace-Cross Mill. The children had fun playing and exploring around the stream.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Apple Picking 09

Apple picking is becoming a tradition here in our family. You can see how much the children have grown since we went apple picking last year. We plan to make applesauce, apple butter, and apple dumplings this year!

The top picture was taken last year (2008), and the bottom picture was taken this year (2009)