Monday, July 14, 2014

Our Daily schedule using the Wisdom Booklets.

    I had a page originally of what our typical day looks like doing the Wisdom Booklets but I removed the pages. There a few moms who asked for the information so I thought I would re-post.

Wisdom Booklet: subject ~Bible
 Every morning we start with the Wisdom Booklets because we want to start our day with God's word. We sit together as a family and review cover of the WB reading the verse, character trait, & major concept. We then sing the WB hymn together and sometimes other hymns . We then read scripture the WB recommends for wisdom searchers. Wisdom searches is exactly as it sounds we are reading the Bible looking for wisdom from God in His word . The wisdom searchers relate to the verse, concept, or character in some way.

Wisdom Booklet: reading resource
Each student has a WB. Ideally I will read the little peoples text out loud then dismiss those who can't read. This benefits the older students as it is a condensed version and outline of what we will be studying in the resource. The students who can read that remain each take a paragraph to read out loud as we go in a circle reading through the selected resource. I have really found the beneficial in having them practice reading out loud and strengthening their reading skills. I can also help them break up the word if struggling reading. Reading together also benefits we can discuss and relate it to the WB themes. It can take anywhere from 1-3 days to read through a resource sometimes more depending on how much information we are covering.

Wisdom Booklet time is my favorite part of the day. I am always spiritually feed and love the discussions that come out of this time as a family together.

We then do the 3 Rs: Reading , writing, and arithmetic. which include:.

  • Math
  • Language arts : spelling ,writing, grammar, literature
  • reading
Lunch time!

Wisdom booklet projects are done in the afternoon. At this time we do a study and work on a notebook, writing assignment, or lapbook. We also can do hands on projects, crafts, art,chores,movie, read aloud etc. Whatever I have planned for the WB projects. 


I hope this helps.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Baby Caleb Michael our 8th son due Jan.7,2015


This is my ultrasound that was done at 6 weeks. I am always amazed to see such a little guy's heartbeat in life within me. It always leaves me in awe of God!!! He is creating this beautiful child.

Psalm 127: 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
This speaks of a man of God in warfare ...a warrior. The spiritual warfare.
We chose the name Caleb as one of the choices when I was pregnant with Titus. So now that we know there is a little boy on the way, Caleb is the name hubby & I agree on. I had the MaternalT21 test done which is a bloodwork test that looks for down syndrome and it also lets the parents know the sex. So the results came back negative and a baby boy. Another one for team blue!
We chose the name Caleb because he is a hero of the faith we admire. He also was a man of God until his old age. He was a warrior of the faith.

Numbers 13:30King James Version (KJV)

30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Numbers 14:24King James Version (KJV)

24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
The name Caleb is identical to the Hebrew word כלב (keleb), meaning dog
On top of this, the word כלב (keleb) may be (mistakenly) seen as a combination of the particle כ (ke), meaning 'like' or 'as if,' and the noun לב(leb), meaning heart or understanding. That way the word כלב (keleb; = dog) means 'as if it has a heart' or 'as if it understands.'

In Arabic Caleb means bold & brave which would be the characteristics of a warrior and the Caleb of old.
The name Michael which we chose for the middle name is also a warrior fighting the spiritual warfare. It is also my father's middle name and the name I named one of my baby brothers when I was a child who died with no name. From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers.

Daniel 12:1King James Version (KJV)

12 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Revelation 12:7King James Version (KJV)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
My husband is a mighty warrior of the faith. He has the heart of Caleb.  So Caleb Michael is not only a son given to a mighty warrior but the name the Lord has chosen and laid on our hearts as an encouragement from Him to press on and fight the fight...finish the race. 

Joshua Chapter 14



Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014 Hay Season

 Today we finished up our hay season! Dominic & Daniel helped a neighbor do their hay.

 Titus loves riding the tractor with his daddy on the hay ride to the barn.They all did at that age.



 Spurs & cowboy boots for little boys :)

 Joe did most of the work while the rest of the family had fun. Charlie comes running to the hay wagon to clean up for us lol.
They love to play in the creek while we load hay in the barn. It was 95 degrees today perfect for hay but too hot for people!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Horseback & mule riding with my kids is what I call heaven on earth !

 God has blessed me with children I enjoy. He has also blessed me with my equine family. We have owned horses / mules for 24 years now.When you put the two together its heaven on earth! I ride every chance I get. Today was a beautiful summer morning ride with blue skies & sunlight shining through the trees.
 This is my best friend Brighty. He is a paint mule.
 Our favorite place to ride is in God's creation.


 Angelo & our Shetland pony mule Bullseye. We named him from the movie Toy Story. The day after I purchased him the kids were watching Toy Story and he looked like Bullseye so thats how he got his name.
 Angelina is riding Sonador... her horse who was born on our farm. She is now 7 years old. Angel rides her bit-less & bareback everywhere.
This is Charlie Daniel's haflinger mule that a friend gave us. What a blessing he has been. We love mules :)
That's our equine family and their partners.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Notebooking a WB with a binder

 I love notebooking. There are so many ways to notebook. If you have a binding machine you can print out a notebook bind and work as you go or when you are finished with the notebook bind all of your work together. These are samples of the works we did in WB 23. Here is the cover of the notebook. We actually did this at the end of the WB so they could put it all together.
 .Here are some samples of the resources.
 Medicine
 History

 In between each resource I have a page that is the divider. That divider explains why we are studying that area. It always goes back to the front page of the WB reflecting the verse or major concept etc. The coloring pages open up like a cover.
 Wisdom worksheets
 Law

Science for 2014-2015 school year

The elementary kids will be doing Apologia Botany this year.
 Daniel will be doing Apologia General Science.
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My two highschool students will be studying Precepts of Anatomy & Physiology 
This will be their spine with addition to The Body of Evidence DVDs
and
My daughter is not real excited about this study but I feel its important . We just studied the Apologia Anatomy for elementary students a few years ago so I did not want to repeat the study. Next time around I will have everyone do Anatomy & Physiology together when the next set of high-school kids go through this course.

We have just read about spiritual gifts from our Advanced IBLP book. It is always good for me and my kids to review this so we can understand our brothers and sisters in Christ. T

1 Corinthians 12:12-27King James Version (KJV)

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

My first graduate! Dominic graduates highschool.

 This is after his final Bible quizzing tournament, His two favorite things during his school years were Bible quizzing & football.



Congrats Dom we love you!
 Proverbs 3:5   Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.