Unpopular Parenting

Most parents struggle at some point with right versus wrong, and wanting to give our kids everything. I am a yes type of mom. I want to say yes and give my kids the world. Sometimes though it just isn’t possible to maintain the life we are trying to live. We want to be sold out to God, and have kids that are whole hearted towards Him. Are you considered an overprotective parent?

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Is Your History As Fun As Ours?

I have to admit I have never been interested in History. My husband, on the other hand, is a History buff, and loves it! Naturally because it isn’t my thing I have never really enjoyed teaching it. Until now!

 

Mystery of History is not your typical history curriculum. Between the fabulous content of the book, the fantastic lapbooks, and all the other extras that you can get to go along with it, there is never a boring lesson. My kids are loving history now, and we are ALL learning so much together.

Coloring the Continents

For one of our activities each of my kiddos are making their own lapbooks. We were just introduced to lapbooks last year, and they have quickly become a favorite in our house. Bright Ideas Press offers a supplement for the lapbooks, that come with easy to follow directions. All you have to do is print them out. We are taking 1 day each week during our history time to add to our lapbooks.

Adding the covers to the lapbooks

There are also activities listed with each lesson. We are doing several of those, as well. Last week, when learning about Adam naming all the animals God created, the kids made their own creation from clay and named them. They all loved this. My kids are very artsy so anything to do with arts and crafts is perfect for them. Here, are their creations:

 

The start of our clay creatures

Monkey’s Lion Snake

 

Tink’s Rhino Giraffe

 

Froggy’s Whale Shark

The Artist’s Scorpitron

I have a surprise up my sleeve for these week’s lessons. I am hoping I can pull it off. We are studying Dinosaurs the day before we leave on a trip. We will be VERY close to Glen Rose, TX, and it is loaded with fun things to do all centered around our big extinct friends. :)

So is your history as fun as ours? If not be sure to visit Bright Ideas Press!

 

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Our 2012/2013 Pics

Not Back to School Blog Hop

I love back to school time! I love new school supplies, new curriculum, and I love taking pictures of the kids to show what grade they are in. I like having the memory of their little faces so excited to get started on their new grade.  Here are some pics of our first day back!

The Artist

 

Tinkerbell

 

Froggy and Monkey

Monkey

Froggy

My Crew

 

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the school year as much as we are!

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