Our today Monday 6th

 

After our very busy weekend we have pulled up a bit disorganized and a bit tired.  In trying to get myself ready for the day I decided that when we have such busy weekends we are going to have to take Monday mornings to catch up.  But for today we struggled on.  (Don’t ask me why I just didn’t change plans on the run – but I didn’t!!)

 

Lessons for Nomi and Daniel

I finally got myself ready to do language with Daniel while the others started to prepare their first speech for our Speak Up lessons in a fortnights time.  Daniel did his sound/ABC drills, read 30 word cards with about 10 to work on, and then read a simple reader. 

 

I have decided to try and do living math   with Nomi and Daniel on Mondays.  When it comes to Math, I find it hard to instruct intentionally with life opportunities and reading these books instills the ideas into my head.  We read MEASURING PENNY today so the next week our focus throughout the day will be on measuring – size, weight, volume, money, time.  Already I am thinking of opportunities I know will present themselves.  Today the kids measured Domino (our dog) for size.  They used both inches and centimeters.  During the week I will get them to do some notebooking / mini books on the different aspects of measuring the experience.

 

FIAR – Another decision I made today (I have done well on making decisions just not so well on up and doing!!), so another decision I made today was that if we are going to give FIAR a fair shot we need to do it four days a week (I’ve never done five as Fridays has always been a fairly irregular non academic day).  We had been doing it 2-3 times a week which meant a book just dragged on too long for anyone’s interest (mine or the kids).

 

This week we are working on A Pair of Red Clogs.  I didn’t read the story as I felt I would have fallen asleep but the kids remembered it well from the few times we read it last week.  Today they are working on a few notebook pages – geography (we did some map work before they sat down at the table), and a cover page which will include a copy of the storydisk which they have coloured in.  Daniel has jumped on the computer to use Word Art and a Text Box to create his notebook page (along with a map of Japan) so that is excellent work for the day.

 

Nomi so desperately wants to leave typing lessons behind her so today we did a little test.  She did well, 83% accuracy with 14wpm.  Good enough for her to continue typing her notebook pages, but not good enough to give up typing practice.  I also watched her today, as I do about once a week, and she has picked up some bad habits with finger movements so we will be working on that over the next few months.

 

Poor Jess

Poor Jess is crook today.  She feels blah.  She has tried to do a bit on her quilt and bit on her blog but she isn’t focusing very well and gets these spells where she feels very sick!  So she has spent most of the day enjoying our family scrapbooks/photo albums and reading a book.  She is reading her first Francine Rivers book – most are too adult for her but I felt she would enjoy “The Priest” and she is. 

 

7km Hike

Josh has been motivated all day – he got into his studies, he mowed ½ the lawn after lunch and then headed off with the dog on an exploration.  He just headed down some local farm tracks – in a direction we don’t ever go so it was all new country for him.

 

Movie Night

Should I need an excuse for my decision it would be that Jess was sick…. So we watched a movie while we ate dinner.  Reality is … I wanted to watch it.  It was the 2nd in the Love Comes Softly Series (the girls and I have now seen 1,2 and 3) and enjoyed them all.

 

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

Thank you for joining me. You have successfully subscribed and will receive an email from me shortly. (You never know which folder emails will land in so keep an eye out for my "Thank you" email.) Stay in touch... Belinda - Live life with your Kids!

Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

Get the Family Vision Worksheet

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

Get your Planning Worksheets

I will email you the download link so you can start looking at all the different spheres of your child's life before you make any curriculum choices. 

The download link is on it's way.

Get a copy of the Jelly Bean Story

I will email you a download link.  You can print and share this story with your kids and their friends.

The download link is on it's way.

This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

Bible study Guide for Parents

Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts. I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

Download your Free Discussion Guide

Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download yourCharacter Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download your Character Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

The download link is on it's way.

Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

Download your Cheat Sheet

I will send you the link to download this cheat sheet that will help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

You will receive an email shortly with the details. Watch your inbox.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

 

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

Download Parenting Poster

 

When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Free email course -

6 days straight to your inbox!

 

 

Plan a Christmas that touches the heart of your family.

Thank you for being here - you will receive an email shortly.

Pin It on Pinterest