Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 4,Day 1 & 2

Devotional:The blessings of obeying
Jesus has shown us the way for us to go.We can follow his example

How is following Jesus and his example,like following a map?

Letter:M for map
Writing prompt:Write about a time you went camping or an adventure you had.
-to further practice mapping skills,draw a map of your room or backyard.
-check out these other ideas for map skills
-talk about North,South,East and West
-sun rises in the East and sets in the West
-Learn about our city and its founder
-find city,county,state and country we are in
-find Yellowstone National park
-print out map for them to follow on the road trip

Homemaking skill-sorting laundry into darks and lights, looking at tags for cleaning instructions ,cleaning out pockets

Day 2
Devotional:Guided by love

Writing prompt:List 5 things you learned about Yellowstone National park.


We had another tea party with some friends and learned some more etiquette.They got to practice their greeting too!
-use a napkin,not your sleeves
-put napkin under the fork
-use your utensils,not your hands
-Thank the cook for the meal and ask to be excused
-take your dishes to the sink
-do not say a meal is yucky

The last 2 days my kids have been washer wizards!It has been amazing!Who would have t by thought they would pick this up so fast!This Mommy,has barely touched any laundry!:-)

**It i s Wednesday and I am so behind on my blogging!This week has been tough because my husband was at Scout camp,until yesterday!**

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer of Success- Week 3,Day 3 & 4(Family week)

Day 3-
Devotional: Mosiah 4:13
And ye will not have a mind to injure one another, but to live peaceably, and to render to every man according to that which is his due.

Making a house a home
Read letter I,Fun with words by Richard Scary

Songs: Ten little Indians

I was going to have my 4th grader do a book report,but as I was copying the papers,my other 2 kids wanted to do it too!I got the report from my oldest 3rd grade teacher.

Day 4-
Devotional: Parable of the spoon

Letter:B,Fun with words by Richard Scary

Grandparent interview question for today:
Were there any special items in the house that you remember?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 3,Day 2(Family week)

Devotional:Mosiah 8:21
And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.

-We made this cute little pouches
-Learned whip stitch
-made notes and put them in the pouches
-left pouch on someone's bed
-learning how to study the scriptures

Read Letter S in Fun with words by Richard Scary.
Talked about shapes.The pouches were ovals.
-practiced whip stitch on oval lacing block

Writing prompt-write what they want for food this week

Tea party
-reviewed last weeks greeting manners
-drinking glass,plate and fork placement
-passing a plate/hold it up so the person next to you can take some food
-don't eat until everyone has been served
-serve guests first

We had a place set for a special guest.The kids had fun guessing who it was.They guessed it pretty quick though.........Jesus

"Christ is the center of my home, a guest at every meal, and a silent listener to every conversation."Gordon B Hinckly

-he is always with us
-do our best because he hears and knows what we do.
-we don't know when he will come so we need to prepare

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 3(Family week)

Devotional: Ephesians 4:2
My family is important.The kids need to obey their parents.We need to love and be kind to one another.All this week we are talking about families.6 days!
Read Fun with words by Richard Scary

Story bag-Write a story from random items you put on a bag.I put a butterfly,glasses,flower, candle,little toy mouse,car,plastic egg and a screwdriver. I got the idea

Family interview-We chose grandparents to interview.We used these fifty questions to ask.We only did 4 of them and wrote names on a family tree printout.

1.What is your full name? Why did your parents select this name for you?

2.When and where were you born?

3.How did your family come to live there?
Were there other family members in the area? Who?

4.What was the house (apartment, farm, etc.) like? How many rooms? Bathrooms? Did it have electricity? Indoor plumbing? Telephones?

"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.... or forgotten."-Author: Lilo & Stitch

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 2,Day 3 & 4

Day 3-
Devotional:One scoop at a time
Mathew 25:1-13
Parable of the oil in the lamp

Preschool-K:practice writing name
Read Fun with words by Richard Scary

Word blend scavenger hunt
Summer learning worksheets

Day 4-
Devotional:Learn about Jesus
• Read Matthew 19:13–14. Think about how Jesus felt about children. Take time to pay attention to and help someone younger than you.Letter:A for Anne Frank

Today the 12th is Anne Frank's birthday.The kids got to be history detectives and ask questions.

Writing prompt:If you had to go into hiding where would it be?What would it look like?What would you bring with you?

Read Fun with words by Richard Scary.Still working on writing his name.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 2,Day 1&2

Day 1-
Devotional: Obedience
Colossians 3:20
“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”

A Promise to Keep
By Mabel Jones Gabbott

My Heavenly Father and I—we have a promise to keep.
We made it long ago and it is binding and true and deep.
For He promised blessings untold, and I promised I’d live His way.
He gives me courage, faith, and love—all I must do is obey.
My Heavenly Father tells me I’m a child of eternal worth.
He gave me parents, teachers, friends to guide me here on earth.
He knows I may stumble and fall, but he will help me when I pray.
I’ll be true, He’ll keep His promise, and I’ll return to Him some day.
“… Remembering that life is a time of rewards and punishments, … consider … the rewards which come … for obedience.”

Spencer W. Kimball

 Devotional found here


Preschool- We worked on writing his name and recognizing and counting numbers.

1rst-4th grade
Use Uno cards to play math games like 21 and war.I also talked with my 2nd grader about the coins and how much they are worth,just as a review.

Day 2
Devotional:Moving the rock
What are some things that are hard for you?Who can you ask for help?
Writing prompt:Write a story, if you were a rock or found a rock.......
Letter: H for hostess. Read Fun with words by Richard Scary
Practice being a good host or hostess. The children took turns being the guest.We talked about how you answer the door and when NOT to.They practiced asking them to sit down,taking their coats, and offering them a drink.When your guest leaves you walk them to the door and tell them thank you for coming.We also talked about being a good friend and playing what your friend wants to play first.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer of Sucess-Week 1,days 2 & 3

Week 1-day 2

Devotional:Mathew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

The kids have been fighting a lot lately so I decided we needed to pray and ask for help!We tried to go 24 hours without fighting.I wonder how they will do!

Writing prompt:What way can you be a peacemaker?

We took a little field trip to the library to see animals with scales and tales.

Week 1-day 3
Devotional: The doll dilemma

Practice writing E.Read Richard Scary Fun with words for letter E.
Writing prompt:What are needs vs wants?Write down what you need and what you want.

E is for egg.Easter isn't the only time to hide eggs!Gather pennies,nickels,dimes,and quarters.Teach preschooler what coins are.Hide money in eggs.Have older kids count money in each egg.

We played this money game with those same pennies, dimes and quarters.

Write grocery list.This is good writing and spelling practice.My oldest wants to cook one of the meals.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer of Success-Week 1

Devotional-A dime for a dollar
I want to teach the kids about money and the importance if paying tithing,or one tenth of what they earn.(We will be doing more with money tomorrow)

Preschool while older kids do chores.
We talked about his name and practiced saying it.Letter:D-practice writing it,read from Richard Scary's fun with words.Talk about days of the week and dinosaurs.We talked about days Mon-Sun and how there is usually 30 days in a month.This month is June.

Songs we sang are found:here

All kids:
Writing prompt- If my kids had a pet dinosaur,what would they do with it?Source:here

Even my Preschooler can scribble in a journal.Then I write down what his picture is about.

Experiment with how environment effects cold blooded dinosaurs.

We are making Dino-mite journals,by making journal pockets. It is easy!Cut out the pocket to some jeans.Glue it on and decorate!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

How to look within and change your thinking for May 31-31 days of May-keovers

This month has gone by so fast!I kinda got stuck  on the soul searching part.Have you ever just wanted a change but you are not sure where to start.I thought a logical place to start was on the outside.I got a haircut and tried different make-up and style.When I start looking inward,there is a lot more to look at.There is so much on my plate right now.My baby is so allergic to food and I am tied to the same diet so I can nurse him and sustain him.It is messing with my hormones, sleep and energy.If I could ask myself if I am truly happy.I would probably say not really.I think a lot if that is not always in my control.To combat this feeling and loss of control,lately I have been trying to do things I like a little each day.I am hoping this can help me better understand myself or at least keep me sane ;-) It really helps to try to be as happy as you can!Especially if those dark clouds of fear,discouragement,or self doubt roll in!

Winter was definitely the hardest!I hardly left the house or talked to anyone.The warm weather allows more freedom.I think my biggest fear is that I won't make any new friends or be forgotten when someone new comes along. I think it could be my house being a mess when they pop by for a visit.We all have our insecurities!Find where they are hiding in that secret corner of your mind.Take a look at it,maybe it isn't so big as you first thought.

Identity your fears and step out of your comfort zone-
I am not much of a morning person.I love to sleep in, stay comfy cozy in my bed,under my covers.Eventually I have to get up and start my day.It is the same with most people.We find this area where we are happy and comfy and we don't want to step out of our comfort zone.I can't stay in bed all day.We can't let our fears debilitate us either,then we are bedridden.

Make a plan-
The way I plan on stepping out of my comfort zone is to plan things to do,once a week, in groups and step out of my comfort zone.I want to brush up on my social skills and try to steer conversations away from my problems.Look for ways to be there for others.I just can't keep dwelling in the "I can't" moments.There are a lot of things I cannot eat right now.:-(

Look deep within for what you want-
Looking within is a two step process.First you have to pinpoint why you are not happy.Talk to your spouse or close friend.Next you  have to reprogram your thinking.This takes time.Turn a negative into a positive!There is a lot of opportunity for me to reinvent foods.I could see it as a culinary adventure.I can't eat this, but I can eat A,C,and B.

Commitment my friend-
Changing these thoughts is hard to do so you have to commit fully to it!As you walk toward your fears and comfort zone, you might just find your dreams,or next adventure.It take one step and one thought at a time.Don't rush it,just want the change.It is the only way you will internalize it enough to make it a lasting change!