Friday, October 12, 2012

31 days of Hs Encouragement- weekly wrap up - Letter "F"

Throughout the month of October - I'm joining The Nester  and some 1200 bloggers to bring you the 31 days of . . . series. It made sense for me to write about  31 days of Homeschool Encouragement. 

I'm sharing encouragement for the homeschool mom (which often applies to any mom) on topics from keeping up with the house to dealing with less than cooperative children.

I'm sharing struggles from my own life -   in an attempt to help us all realize that with God - we are enough.

You are the mother
 your family needs. 

There may be room for improvement (isn't there always?) but we know our children better than anyone. We do have what they need. We have what it takes. We can point them to Jesus - and allow grace and love to fill in. With God, all things are possible.

Patsy Clairmont spoke of a picture with a man in a boat on a lake, and a quote she loved which said:

"Pray towards heaven, and row towards shore"

In our homeschool this week…
Viva La France'  - y'all . . . . . we have continued our virtual trip around Europe - this week "F" is for France

We stamped our passports and headed over - the boys found France on the map - we've looked at major landmarks and recorded the capital and other basic information about le French.  We made French onion soup. Sketched Le Eiffel Tower - 

"F" is also for Floating Protists, Flukes, Flatworms, Frogs, Fish and more 

World of Animals from Master Books  - floating protists

We are reading …

    Great last line . . . "that fat fish is mom" - lol

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons - it works well for us! The little guys look forward to their reading time each day and to showing daddy again later how well they read. 

World of Animals from Master Books  is a staple in our homeschool - this week we are
 studying all the "F" animals - well, a lot of them. 

We are cooking this week…

Happy Fall y'all! We're cooking apples - check it out with Kids in the Kitchen here. 
Please come back and link up any of your family recipes - we'd love to have ya.

Letter of the week…"F"

France, floating protists, flatworms, flukes, flies , fish and more 

We divided our paper into 8 sections and then sketched each "f" animal - along with
 writing information about each animal within the square. 

Words that begin with "f" from our homemade word family cards -it was good practice for
my little budding reader. He is feeling more and more proud of himself as he pushes through 
a little "glitch" that has hindered his ability to learn the alphabet. 

Freebies of the week …

2) And National Geographic online Atlas - interactive web site: 

United States World Atlas for Young Explorers

3) A nature scavenger hunt for Fall - by my friend Marcy @ Ben & Me 
who is the brains behind the Letter of the Week linky

Thank you for visiting  - I'll be posting daily doses of homeschool encouragement - with some detailed information about how we manage our homeschool - and struggles - daily throughout October. 

Please let me know if you find these reminders and information useful or if there is something else you are looking for. I am happy to share what God has led us through (some pretty big challenges) and how He continues to carry us through each day.

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