Monday, June 28, 2010


We are not taking a summer break from school this year since we are so far behind, but we are still having a good time! This week we had our Awards Picnic for Cub Scouts and Keepers at Home.

Sweet Potato earned about 2/3 of what he needs for his Tiger Cub badge, so we will continue working on those requirements through the summer. He also earned his Chess belt loop and Conservation patch. Here he is with Daddy after receiving his awards.

Cupcake earned Keepers silver pins for Rubber Stamping, Soapmaking, Embroidery and Horses. Here we are with our leader and her daughter (the only other girl in the group!)

We have been perservering with our MFW curriculum, though not doing as many of the projects and additional stuff like art and drawing. This week during school we kept hearing a loud noise - like birds chirping but it sounded like it was in the house! Well of course with this heat we have our windows open, and here is what we found under the awning outside our laundry room window:

Yep, a nest full of hungry baby birds! The kids were so excited. They have been "checking" on them every day, watching for the mother bird to come and feed them. Sweet Potato came to me the other day and said, "Mom, do you know what I saw? The mama bird took a worm and bit it up into little pieces for the baby birds! Can you believe that?" No, I couldn't! I mean, I was amazed that he was actually able to witness that. I will try to get some more pictures before they are big enough to leave the nest. Isn't wonderful how our kids learn sometimes without us doing a single thing?

Monday, June 14, 2010


One of the things we do in MFW 1st Grade is memorize a Proverb each week. The Proverbs are already scheduled for you but of course you are free to use your own memory verse if you choose. What I do is use a Print Shop program to make a one-page poster with the Proverb and a cute border (applicable to the verse, if possible) and hang it up so we can see it each day. This goes on our display board. I keep the current and previous ones up and when we move on to a new Proverb, I move the oldest one to an unused door in the schoolroom. They look nice all hanging up there and it makes it easy to review them!

Here are some videos of the children reciting some Proverbs that they have learned. They are really good at memorizing the words, but are still having trouble remembering the references.

This last one is a hoot!