Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wb 36 History Resource part 1 ...World War 2 evacuation of Dunkirk,France

 Today We completed the history resource part 1. I am sick with the flu/ cold but have energy and enjoying the WB lessons as they point me to Christ so pressing forward. I wanted to add to the resource question ( How did God demonstrate His power from death?) to my kids so they could not only see how God protects but the example of fleeing from danger (temptation) to safety (God). This was a great example as we studied World War 2 the miracle at Dunkirk, France as soldiers cried out to God, how He answered, and received the glory.
 After we read the WB out loud together we completed the project. I am learning not to take to much time when preparing the WB in advance because sometimes I will change what we planned for and today was an example of that.
   I decided to do the project using the vocabulary words for a writing assignment.Instead of having them look up or copy the vocabulary words I went through the vocabulary list and if they did not know the word I looked it up and wrote it on the board for them. I then listed a word list of vocabulary words they knew for the writing assignment & spelling. Finally I wrote the writing assignment. 
  This worked well for them so they could look up at the board to use the vocabulary words in their writing. I went over their writing correcting them on capitalization , separating paragraphs, etc. but did not make them re-write it since we do more of the writing assignments in the WBLA. My focus with the WB writing projects is more practicing how to write what they are thinking and learning to organize their thoughts while using the vocabulary words. I enjoy reading what they wrote and really need to do more writing assignments during the school year so they become more comfortable with writing.

Nehemiah's project was learning the compass & Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.
 I will have them all list the countries on the map were the resource took place  and add that to our notebook along with the vocabulary word harbor for Geography. We of course did our writing assignments and projects in our WB notebook.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spititual Warfare Fighting the Giants in our lives

I forgot to mention in my last post for those of you who have not done WB36 yet the giants of temptation we face were an allegory of David and the giants he faced in his life. We will face these giants of temptation moment by moment all the days of our lives but its through Christ that we can defeat these ugly giants. We must be filled with the spirit.

      God is good. Today at church the Lord spoke to us about the spiritual warfare walking in the spirit and battle the lust of the flesh. I couldn't wait to get in the van and say hey is God not amazing how what we are learning at home in the Wisdom Booklets He not only gives us life lessons but it continues in church. As we go through the WB it is always the case. 

 Today the sermon's foundation was Galatians 5:16-26 so tomorrow I am planning to make a mini-book and I will share that. The pastor also recommended doing a word study on desire and from James 4:2 so we will also look at that tomorrow during our Bible /WB time.

Here is a picture of my husband's notes from today. I pray they will be a blessing and just add to the lessons as you go through WB 36.As soon as they upload the series I will post a link to this sermon.
God is good!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lord, I need you a song that goes perfect with wb 36 and life.

Lord, I need you by by Matt Maher is a song that goes perfect with what we are learning in wb 36. We sing the Wisdom Booklet song every day when doing the Wb so I am going to print out the words and add this song to our wb time. 

"Lord, I Need You"

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WB 36 Power Through Precision~ Gold Rush & 5 Giants of temptation

Gold Rush interactive notebook click here

We have spent the last week and a half on our Power Through Precision studying the 5 giants of temptation & the California Gold Rush. We spent each day reading about the giants we face in our lives doing one giant daily and studying the Gold Rush.

   I decided to do the project that list vocabulary words to know and spell. We did this all at once at the end of the resource. I made a vocabulary mini-book to glue into their interactive notebook. I wrote the words on the flap and they copied the definition from the board as I looked it up in the dictionary. I used my IPad's dictionary which saved time.Going over the vocabulary words were very helpful. I asked them what the word meant then we wrote the definition. This allowed me to see if they understood the vocab words. My older student took notes as we went through the study so this was just with the elementary students. Next time I would like to have everyone do it together. 
   We then made a mini-book that listed the 5 giants of temptation and under the flap we wrote a verse that went with the giant. 
This study was what we needed here .God is good. As we face these temptation in life whether it be from Satan or our own sinful desires we have a choice to make. They also really I think for the first time understood what lust was in scripture. 

The other project we did was study the California Gold Rush because of the greed during that time in American history. I read through this book as they colored & cut. I purchased the interactive notebook which has the link above. You may be able to find some for free or make your own even better. We then glued them in our WB interactive notebook. I made some of my own mini-books and added it to the study. I am going to look for a movie or documentary on the gold rush. An idea for a read aloud would be Brighty of the Grand Canyon. click here.

One of the fun things we did was discuss if we had to leave and pack up a wagon to go across the country. It really made them think about was is a true needs in life verses things that are pleasures and things that can cause us to be greedy.
I am looking forward to studying bulletproof George Washington next week.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kids footprints and hand prints in my Bible..following the Shephard

I came across this idea from someone on Facebook and I loved it. They stamped their babies footprint in their Bible. So I started off with Caleb then I decided to do all of my children. The red stamp ink shows up the best as I tried other colors. The older kids did not want their hand-prints so I talked them into a thumbprint by a verses or Biblical hero that Christ spoke to our hearts when they were born to be named after. I had to pull out the Birthday card since it is my birthday.I also reminded them of how they are dedicated to God.
       I know some people don't like to mark their Bibles but mine is a recorded journey as I walk through life with my Shepherd. I always enjoy reading over notes in my Bible from Bible study to Rhemas. I hope one day my children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren will read the notes and see he journey.My Bible is one of greatest treasures I have here on earth and I hope someday they will treasure it also.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scheduling the Wisdom Booklets with the Parent Guide Planner

     I am so excited to start back up with the Wisdom Booklets. We just sent in our yearly registration and ordered more Wisdom Booklets for the remaining of the school year & next year. Since I have a new baby instead of writing in a separate planner like I have in past I just grabbed a pencil and wrote in the Parent Guide Planner to schedule the Wisdom Booklet planner to save time planning.
     I circled the projects I wanted to complete. I am scheduling for a 4 day week since we are going to a homeschool co-op on Fridays. I began at the beginning of the Wisdom Booklet and wrote week 1 then Day 1..Day 2...Day 3...Day 4 planning my days for the week.For the projects I scheduled days for my younger students and the older in the age appropriate sections by simply circling and writing the day of the week above it. Also on the side were it it is blank it states student initials hours evaluation I wrote down supplies I would need for the projects for a quick glance when I am gathering materials needed the following week.

I continue through the Wisdom Booklet adding each week until the WB is completed. Some of the resources are long and so I break them up into days to read through. Here is an example as you can see on Day 4 will will begin to read in this resource on giant 4.

My printer is not working so I am waiting for a part to come in so I can't print or copy any worksheets. Since we are using a composition notebooks it is not a big deal. We can either make mini-books to glue in or simply write and journal as we go. I love this as it makes less work on me trying to print out or gather the needed worksheets. We can simply open the WB and go working in our composition books.
     Each student has an age appropriate composition book. As you can see Nehemiah in 2nd grade has a Primary journal to use as he journals his learning discoveries going through the Wisdom Booklets.

Since we do our Wisdom Booklet time in our living room I have an organize in there to hold their Wisdom Booklets, Wisdom Booklet LA, & journals.I still use my workboxes for other subjects and books.
 My husband this weekend placed a white board up for me also to use for the Wisdom Booklet time and to put our memory verses up.
  My husband gets paid on Wed.normally so that is when I look through my library to see what we have for the next week as I review the planner looking at what I planned at the beginning of the month. If I need any books I will go to Amazon to purchase a book we may need. We have Amazon Prime so as long as we purchase items with Amazon Prime it will be here in time for the next week. You can use the library too as an option but will need to plan ahead.
  Some of the books I might plan are read alouds, reading books, or research books with information. I first look at the recommended books in the WB. I like living books with lots of pictures and Christ centered books are on top of the list. So if we are studying George Washington I want a book that shows his love for the Lord.
 Planning the WB writing in the parent planner itself is a quick and easy way to plan the WB a month at a time.
    The journal makes it easy too in preparing as it reduces making copies of worksheets or notebooking pages etc. Your kids also have paper in hand. Another benefit is they can work on their WBLA writing assignment & vocab words that correlates with the WB all in their journal. This reduces the prep time for mom and keeps everything together organized as we work through the WB.
  I hope this was a help and blessing to you in preparing the Wisdom Booklets.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

How Can it be you gave this precious boy to me. Caleb Joshua born 1/7/2015

 It is hard to believe baby Caleb is already 6 weeks old. I have been  at home for the most part enjoying every moment I have with him. The day he was born it was in the single digits . It was so cold there was frost on the windows, My nickname for him is Caleb Frost.
   It is snowing as I type and the temperatures have been in the negatives at night and will continue. I don't mind at all as I love winter were everything is as white as snow and we stay home as a family more being snowed in. Caleb Frost is my first winter baby and I must admit is has been my easiest pregnancy so far.I will be 43 in a few weeks so I am not a spring chicken lol.
   He is also a good baby.These pictures were taken in the hospital when he was born. He has black hair and dark eyes that remind me of a stary night.
  I have been praising God for my 8th son born. It is an honor to raise soldiers of the cross and raise His lambs for His glory. I was meditating at Christmas how Mary was just a mother yet she was chosen to raise the son of God on earth. I am not raising the son of God but my responsibilities before him are great as a mother with this precious life. All my choices and actions will effect this little life that is so dependent on me.Its only by His grace can I have strength through the years to finish the race He has set before me. A mother seems like such a small thing in our society but in the eyes of God it is one of the greatest jobs/responsibilities.
  Caleb Joshua was dedicated to Jesus Christ the day I found out I as pregnant and I am reminded by the Lord every day when I look into his little eyes. I praise the Lord for my Godly husband & church family that is beside me that the Lord uses along the path of life.

I wanted to share this song written.It is my heart song I sing to the Lord. He gave this song to me while I was pregnant with Caleb and I have been singing it in my heart ever since.

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