Thursday, September 22, 2016

August Reading Log

Sophie (11)
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoners Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perolus Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
Sticks and Stones by Lynne Ray Perkins
Criss Cross by Lynne Ray Perkins
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benadict by Trenton Lee Stewart

Christian (16)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Resturaunt at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Tracey (me)
Fashioned to Reign by Kris Vallotton
Alternative Medicine: A Mind Blowing Magical Mystery Tour by Steven Ransom

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Daybook

For Today

Looking out my window....It's 8:00 at night and it's dark.

I am thinking.... that God is so amazing! He provided an extra $150 this week! I tried to give a bureau away, and the person insisted on giving me $50. Then I was given $100 for something that took me 3 hours-that I would've done for free. 

I am thankful....that I still have kids at home!

One of my favorite things....reading a good book outside on a beautiful day, while my kid's ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors. I did this today!

I am wearing....a black and white striped shirt, a black, knee- length skirt, and flip flops

I am creating....pot holders!


I am reading.... Pioneer Girl:The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and The Year of Living Bibically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs

I am watching....a reality tv series called Married at First Sight. The couples meet for the first time at the altar when they say "I do". 

I am listening to....Graham Cooke on YouTube in bed every night (after I watch Married at First Sight). I don't listen to too many preachers other than my pastor, but I like everything I've heard from Graham Cooke!

I am hoping....to get some more part time work

I am learning....some Zentangle patterns.

In my kitchen....I've been making Energy Bars using this formula,  black bean brownies (no flour!), and Quinoa Enchilada Casserole. My daughter likes all of these new recipes-especially the brownies!

In the school room....Sophie is doing a unit study on tunnels, dams, and canals.  Christian just started an online course called Theater, Cinema & Film Production.

A moment from my day
My beautiful Sophie!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Unit Study: Bridges

In our Konos Curriculum we are focusing on the character trait determination. This week we studied bridges. Here are some things Sophie did this week:

  • copied bible verses on determination
  • read books about bridges
  • looked up vocabulary words and wrote sentences
  • wrote a report on the London Tower Bridge
  • watched a PBS video on bridges
  • drew pictures of the 7 types of bridges
  • Co-op day-Make a bridge challenge &
  • field trip to look at bridges  
books used:
Earth Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More by Etta Kaner
Bridges by Keith willard
The Bridge Book by Polly Carter


This was our first co-op day with my friend's 3 girls and Sophie. I gave the girls 45 minutes to make a bridge that was 2ft. long and had to hold 3lbs. The materials they could use were mini marshmallows, gumdrops, spaghetti and toothpicks. I divided the girls into 2 teams-one in the living-room and one in the kitchen. I was impressed with how well they worked together and the bridges they made. Unfortunately, neither bridge could hold the weight, but they had fun! In the end, they all worked together and copied a picture I found online using just the toothpicks and gumdrops. 

Field Trip pictures:



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