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The High King Lives

Earth Day 2014 May 15, 2014

Hello dear ones! We went to the park for Earth day & had a lot of fun. We also did several nature activities. It’s all in the pics. Here they are! God bless & remember the High King lives!~ Amber Dover

PS: The Water Moccasin was dead. He sure scared the mess out of me though.

PPS: Link to next homeschool post, at the end.

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Also this week: The 1700’s Week 2

https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/the-1700s-week-2-the-revolutionary-war/

 

Crafty Monday: Creation, the Flood, and Personality August 27, 2013

In this post: Our first two weeks of school. Our schedule. A craft for the states, creation, and Noah’s ark. “About Me” crafts etc…

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Hello dear ones! We’re a few weeks into third grade over here. It’s been rather different from lower grades. We’ve started a stricter schedule which we’ve kept all of two days. Still we’ve had somewhat better structure than usual. Above you’ll see the silhouette portrait  we did of Michael. Inside it he drew his favorite things. We put this on the wall in his homeschool room.

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I’ve introduced a few new ideas that I’ve come up with and also found on other blogs.

In the mornings before school officially starts, Michael writes the date in his calendar book.

http://www.ouraussiehomeschool.com/2012/03/calendar-notebook.html

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He also checks the weather on my tablet and records the temperature and…

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the weather.

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Michael filled out this “Glad to Be in Grade 3” paper from:

http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.com/2011/09/writing-in-third-grade.html

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I haven’t did this everyday like I wanted to but I’ve started incorporating “outdoor challenges”.  Here’s Michael watching the ants, his first challenge.

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The first week we talked about Creation. So Michael learned about hot and cool colors by drawing the sun and moon.

http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2009/08/warm-sun-cool-moon.html

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We also began our study of the USA regions and states. 

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I made prayer sticks for prayer time.

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Second, outdoor challenge: tree bark rubbings.

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We began “Draw and Write Through History”.

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Michael drew a creation scene.

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We took school pictures but I’ll show you those Sunday (Lord willing). We tried to pinpoint the estimated location of the Garden of Eden. There’s no way to know exactly where it would be. It’s guess work.

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Then we put a pin on our Biblical World History chart.

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I’ve been reading old books at story time and also books from wegivebooks.org

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Michael and Tessa

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Our homeschool group started up again. We signed up for our host days.

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  • Alabama’s capitol in sprinkles 🙂

From: http://www.gimmesomestyleblog.com/diy-sprinkles-art/

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  • Outdoor challenge: figure out who our spider is. We have this beautiful green spider living on a flower.  We found out that it’s a green lynx spider.

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  • The second week we talked about Noah’s ark. Michael drew this picture from his drawing book.

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Hannah hosted our first homeschool meeting. We had an “All about Me” day.

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The kids made mobiles about themselves. Here’s Hannah’s.

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Michael and his buddy Liam.

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Hannah read a silly book about liking ourselves…even if we have crazy hair and a pig’s nose etc…

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Michael and his mobile. His talked about faith, his family, the computer, and pizza. All his favorites :).

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Michael with the nursing home volunteers where we play bingo. We didn’t help over the Summer so everyone was happy to see him.

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Well, there wasn’t much to share this time but things are going to get real fun when we get into our country studies (not at the group but at home this time). Lord willing, we will be studying Egypt and many other countries through time from Creation to the 1800’s.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

Next: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/crafty-monday-the-tower-of-babel-the-rats-of-nimh/

Last in series: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/the-1800s-week-6-heading-west-the-final-week/

 

Crafty Monday: Peg doll creations & Creation tees for Earth Day April 23, 2012

Hello, friends 🙂 (I”m realizing I use too many smileys lol). Welcome to crafty Monday. Little man and I have been so focused on his math these past two weeks that we haven’t been too crafty. Easter and piratey birthday stuff are over so our theme has been weather. April showers bring May flowers as you know ;). Yeah, next month will be all about bugs and flowers. I hope to get some crafting done this week. Here’s some of my ideas: Rain Stick and Wind Sock from
http://www.redtedart.com/2011/06/01/weather-get-crafty-weather-themed-crafts-and-tutorials/

Also, I put together this lapbook: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/weather_words_lapbook.php

So today’s post will be about past crafts and a fun hobby of mine…..making peg doll sets.

I am not quite a professional but I hope to perfect my art and maybe sell a few peg doll sets. Anywho, I’ll show you my dolls so make sure you can see the pictures :).

In the beginning I didn’t think much about sealing my work. So Michael’s peg dolls got scratched up fast. Recently I modge podged them all and they almost look brand new….except the Native Americans have lost their feathers.

My first peg doll set had a medieval theme. There’s a King, Queen, and Princess. Then there’s Robin Hood and Gisborne from BBC’s Robin Hood (I love that show).

I made a box for them later. The wooden castle and unicorn came from Michael’s craft store. I just hot glued it on. The baby Thumbelina was me playing around with salt dough.

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My second peg doll set and the first one with a box was all about Fall. There’s Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin,Scarecrow, and Chester (our black cat).  I will definitely be perfecting my fall tree because it’s rather pitiful.

Here’s the front of the Fall box:

For Thanksgiving we studied Native Americans and I made a couple of peg dolls to go with Michael’s teepee and his felt vegetable garden. Maybe I will make a box for them and some Pilgrims this year…..I could also incorporate a Thanksgiving table.

During Christmas time I made several peg doll angels for ornaments

Then I eventually made a Nativity box. I made the baby Jesus, Joseph’s staff, and the Magi’s gifts out of salt dough.

Here’s the front of the box. It’s a Nativity Silhouette.

Then came Pirates 🙂 I really had fun making Pirate Annie (the red head). I got the wooden ship from Michael’s.

I didn’t make peg dolls for Valentine’s but I did make some nesting dolls out of salt dough. They look cute but I couldn’t get them to fit inside each other. I’m still learning…

For Michael’s St Patrick’s Day box I just threw together a few “Irish” peg dolls. I got the idea from Pink and Green Mama’s blog (link on my blogroll). They looked so much better when I sealed them with modge podge later.

Then for Olivia’s (Michael’s girlfriend) Mermaid party I made her a Mermaid box

This was the first doll set I’ve given away. I’m pretty proud of it. You can’t see but there’s a real baby starfish glued to the mermaid’s hair. I got the wooden Mermaid from Michael’s.

I’m thinking in the future I can do themed princess sets…fairies…gnomes etc. I’m still learning. Some of my dolls have faces and some don’t. I guess it depends on my mood. I’m glad I have several sets I can perfect and possibly sell. Others have mentioned Bible characters etc…I’m sure I’ll add to the collection. Michael won’t play with these forever….so I’ve got to find children who will.

We didn’t do anything for Earth Day Sunday but we did make t-shirts last year. So here are the pictures.

Idea from http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2010/04/earth-day-glue-batik.html

Well, God bless and Remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover

 

Inspirational Wednesday: Our Universe Staggering in Size and Beauty – from Fruit of the Word February 22, 2012

Our Universe Staggering in Size and Beauty – Fruit of the Word | Fruit of the Word.

I can’t reblog this because the author isn’t using wordpress but I wanted to give you the link. So farI like this person’s apologetics ministry  from the articles I’ve read. There’s a video included in this post with some beautiful images. The video isn’t from a Christian source so there are some things I don’t agree with. I believe in a young earth that was created by God.  Chew up the meat and spit out the bones I always say….

 

God bless and remember The High King lives! ~Amber Dover