Friday, September 25

Chaos vs. Creation

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Christian Kids Explore Biology: Lesson 1, the Experiment.

Last week when we did the teaching part of the lesson we discussed Creation vs. Evolution. Since we did no other school this week, I decided that we should at least finish up our Biology lesson.

First we filled out the Experiment Form.

Today I am trying to find out if I can create something by accident.

Based on what I have read and studied, I believe that nothing will be created.

The Experiment:
To test out this theory, I plan to throw popsicle sticks up in the air.

Next, we took turns throwing popsicle sticks.

We discussed our results and that GOD had to have PLANNED and CREATED the Earth - for nothing can be created by accident.

Lastly, the kids planned and created with their popsicle sticks.

Wednesday, September 23

Creation to Greeks ~ week 6

After 51 days our bread has produced NO MOLD... so I threw it away.

This week we started learning The 10 Commandments:

Exodus 20: The Ten Commanments
I am the Lord your God... you shall have no other gods before me.

BIBLE/HISTORY: We read and discussed Job. We also discussed Abraham, Lot and their journeys. We were supposed to make our own map, but I printed one out and had the kids trace the path. *C* and *B* also read Mark chapters 1-4 on their own.

SCIENCE: We started Christian Kids Explore Biology. We only finished the first part of lesson 1, but I really like it and the kids are excited about Biology! Who'd a thunk it?

HYMN STUDY: Holy, Holy, Holy focus on verse 2. We now have the first two verses memorized.

Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Which wert and art and evermore shall be.

VOCABULARY: The original plan was to do 2 Greek Roots a week until we're caught up. Now I've decided that we'll just do one per week and not worry about being "behind." This week they did photos.

ART HISTORY/STUDY: We read Chapter 1, part 2: What's wrong with this picture? from Hillyer's A Child's History of Art.

READ ALOUD: Boy of the Pyramids chapters 1-3. My local library had a copy and the kids are really enjoying the book. They beg and beg me to read more!

LATIN: LNST 1 pages 97-104... FINISHED!

LOGIC: 2 episodes of Crashbox each day.


*T* did lessons 14-16 in R&S 1.

*C* did workbook exercises 21-23 and corresponding text pages.

*B* finished Review 2, exercises 36-39 and corresponding text pages.


*T* did half of part 2, lesson 2 of LLATL Blue. He's still having trouble blending, but it will all come together sooner or later.

*C* did Lesson 1 of Spectrum Spelling 3.

*B* completed lesson 2 of LLATL Orange, and lesson 2: days 1-4 of Writing Strands 3.

Sleeping Baby




Friday, September 18

Happy Blogoversary to ME!

It's the 2nd anniversary of my first blog post... just had to mention it. :)

Friday, September 11

Pavlik Harness ~ day 1

It's called Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), and my baby has it.

Photobucket The first well-baby exam was at 6 days, and the Ped did the Barlow Test. During the test he found that the baby's hips were clicking. He said that his hips were loose and we needed to get an ultrasound to determine how bad it was and if we needed to do anything about it.

Ultrasound was done at 10 days and he had a follow-up with the Ped at 14 days (last Tuesday). He told me that I needed to take the baby to see the Orthopedist to see if he needed to wear the Pavlik Harness.

From what I understand, *Z* has a mild case. There is absolutely NO dislocation at all! He does have some subluxation though. That just means that the hip socket is not shaped like a cup, it's more like a saucer. We'll know more after he has an ultrasound with a Pediatric Radiologist on October 1. Since time is of the essence, the Orthopedist wanted to go ahead and put *Z* in the harness and follow-up after the ultrasound. We'll also know better exactly how long he'll have to wear it after this appointment.

Baby Harness day 1 full

The whole point of the harness is to keep his hips at a 90 degree angle. This will help the socket to form like a cup. Right now baby's hips are more like cartilage than actual bone, so making them form correctly isn't a problem at this age.

Baby Harness hips day 1

I'm allowed to take it off to give him a bath and change his clothes.

Wednesday, September 9

Baby Dedication

My husband's parents (and our 2 nieces) were in town so we decided to have the Baby Dedication while they were here.

L to R: Autumn, Amber, Gary, Sharon, Mike, Me, Susan (our TN Mama)

Pastor Jim praying over the baby.

We also dedicated the other children since we didn't have them done as babies.

We Have a Thumb Sucker



Thursday, September 3

Cna yuo raed tihs?

This is so weird... I received this in an email so I have no idea who to give the credit. I had absolutely no problems reading it. It also gives me a greater appreciation for Phonics instruction over the Whole Word approach.

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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