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the secret to your kids having school done by 830am!? 





the Wii!!!!

(this mama is hopeful this will last more than a week! ha! )

I’ve been wanting to do memory verses as part of our school for a long time! I’ve wanted to have some kind of system down before starting… or at least a starting POINT! lol…I had a few ideas!!! but my favorite has been a combo of those ideas… here are those ideas…

the other idea was just to write 10 references on a card and work on memorizing them until they know them… then put a sicker by the reference. 

Since we love ATC cards… I’m thinking it would be fun to do something like an ATC book… I like the box idea above tho… to review all the verses… so owe may just start with boxes…. and then add our atc’s to a book after we fill a box? then I could keep everyone’s verse cards in one box which would be easier for me now… 

so the idea is to print or write on these 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 cards… the verses I’m starting with are from the love dare book. I choose them because they are so important for our life. to LOVE… so once the kids have memorized them I’ll let them put a sticker on the back… and each time we review if they remembered it they can add another sticker. 

The Theme right now is Love is patient. We may have to add an additional verse! We all struggle with this! we get annoyed at each other very easily! 

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See then no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.

From a book that is *too old*!  for his reading level. I did help him with a few words! It’s all good! I am so excited that he is showing some motivation to read on his own! *fun* books….. I’m so so so so so tickled! 


Ethan loves to listen to adventures in odessey or jonathan park or chronicles of narnia! Or any story on CD for that matter… even story of the world! And this is just one example of the things he does…. do you see the neon super balls? He could make his own I spy game!

I just ordered Drive Thru History thru this co-op

I am so excited we watched the trailers here

we are all in love with them! They sound so fun! :) The boys are already asking when they will be here!

#1 Way to Save

Ethan saw my blog this morning and wondered, “Mom, how much does it cost to have a website?” I said, “like my blog?” He said, “yes”. I said ” A blog is free, do you want one?” he said “yes!”

so here it is, we shall see how often he comes here and wants to post! :)

I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to get ethan to do more *fun* reading. Without so much nagging and whining. And then I remembered that R uses $ in the back of books to get her older kids to read books they don’t want to read… so I taped cents and dollars in the backs of some choice books and encouraged everyone to *read* them! :) it worked well for lane and attie. 

Ethan is still needing reminded… But he is Growing up so fast and reading so much better each day. He is picking up about 5-10 new words daily! which I think is HUGE!!!

So while I may be broke by the end of the summer. I am pleased with our summer reading program! :)


I have lots of there to post… but i think I’ll just share these other three… I don’t have time to type as much as I’d like today! So much to do!

I should’ve cropped it… It was a cool way to take our pictures I thought… it was the DOOR into the creation museum! :)

They have a patch of yellow and purple flower patches outside by all the bridges and I loved taking shots of the girls in their dressy dresses! :)

Ok I have to go to the store today. And I need to get my camera ready. We are doing a photo a day and need to get more shots! :)