Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: April 1st, 2015 (w/linky)- Poor Sick Little Girl

I didn't realize the night I snapped this pictures last week that Hannah wasn't feeling well. I thought she was just tired and I caught her in the act of falling asleep sitting on a pile of stuffies.
 






When she woke up the next morning she had a fever, so she stayed with daddy while we went to co-op.



When she woke up the next day with 103.something fever, daddy took her to the doctor. She tested positive for the flu, so she spent the next couple of days resting.


Don't worry, she's all better now. 


Though we did stay home from co-op today because the other children have been coughing.


Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.


Tots and Me

Workbox Wednesday- April 1, 2015

Welcome to Workbox Wednesday! 

We have started another review product that will contribute to the girls' workboxes. Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we have a new Bible Study from Real Life Press called Firmly Planted: The Books of Moses Part Two: God Guides His Family and Gives Them His Rules. We are going to be digging deeper into the stories in Genesis that we recently skimmed through with My Father's World. During our morning  Bible Time we will be reading the study guide, and then the children will have worksheets in their workboxes. Here is a sneak peak.


The review for Real Life Press will be posting early in May.

If you use workboxes, tot trays, or anything similar, feel free to post a link to your blog post or a picture (pictures can be from facebook, but please make sure they are PUBLIC so we can see them, or use a host like photobucket.com to get a URL for your photo) that shows WHAT IS IN YOUR BOXES!

Please don't forget to visit my co-hosts at Chestnut Grove Academy and Line Upon Line Learning.

Visit others that link up, leave comments, follow, etc. The favors will be returned! Feel free to grab a button too, so others can find the link up and join in the fun!

What is in your workboxes?

Chestnut Grove Academy
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- March 31, 2015

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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, and Shelly @ The Attic Girl.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

Our co-host this week is Danelle @ Our Wolves Den

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews and Shelly @ The Attic Girl along with Danelle @ Our Wolves Den.

Weather, Dr. Seuss Style with the Poppins Book Nook

Welcome to the March edition of Poppins Book Nook! 
It's the first Book Nook post of the new year!!! I am so excited to be a part of this great book club again this year. Won't you join me for a year of book related fun.


This month's theme was: Weather    



Seeing as it was Dr. Seuss's birthday at the beginning of the month, the children and I have been enjoying several classic books by this famous children's author.  I was thrilled to discover that Dr. Seuss had written a book that fit with our weather theme.


Okay, okay, this isn't your typical weather book. But the children and I had done a weather study last year when we were reviewing Moving Beyond the Page with the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I felt Bartholomew and the Oobleck would fit in wonderfully with the other Dr. Seuss books we were reading. Additionally, I added some more weather-focused books so we could explore different types of weather. 

If you have never read (or heard of) Bartholomew and the Oobleck, as I hadn't, let me give you a brief summary. Bartholomew is a page boy for King Derwin of the Kingdom of Didd. One year the king decided to get angry at the weather because it was always the same. He got mad at the sun, snow, fog and rain. He decided to have his magicians create a completely new type of weather to fall from the sky. This led to Oobleck which wreaked havoc on his kingdom until Bartholomew showed him what he had to do to fix it. It was something quite simple, but I won't give it away. 

Obviously Oobleck is not real weather, so we did supplement with some other books (which went along with our My Father's World water related science topics). 

We read:

Weather Words and What They Mean  by Gail Gibbons
On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather by Marilyn Singer
The Magic School Bus At the Waterworks by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
This Is The Rain by Lola M. Schaefer
Nimby: An Extraordinary Cloud Who Meets a Remarkable Friend by Jasper Tomkins
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

I made the children a Weather Muffin Tin


They had:

Pineapple Slice/Yellow Pepper Slice Sun
Popcorn Clouds
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Raindrops
Marshmallow Snow
Cheese Lightning Bolts
Jello and Yogurt Oobleck

We made Nimby/Island crafts. 


In this book, Nimby meets an island friend. They can both change shapes and they would complement each other's imaginative creations. The children each picked one from the book to recreate with brown construction paper and cotton balls.

Then we made Weather Books.




And for our final project, we made Oobleck. I found the instructions here.

All you need is corn starch, water, and food coloring. First we measured out the water, using it as an opportunity to work on measurement equivalents (Tbs, cups, pints, quarts) as that was part of our math topic in My Father's World.


I gave the children 1/2 cup of water, plus 3/4 cup of cornstarch. As it was a little runny, I added a smidgen more cornstarch, about 1/3 of the 1/4 cup measuring cup.







We had a blast. And now we have Oobleck in a Bag!


Just for the record. Oobleck comes out of clothes pretty well. The carpet, not so much.


Don't forget to check out what the other Poppins Book Nook co-hosts have been up to this month. Then, don't forget to link up your own posts! Lastly, enter the Kid's Poetry Bundle Giveaway.










Kid’s Meteorologist in the Making Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Kid’s Meteorologist In The Making Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun weather themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Weather Tracker and National Geographic’s Kid’s Everything Weather (*kindly note that these are affiliate links and your purchase helps to run this book club). These two wondrous weather items can bring your children a fun weather activity or two.


Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/disclosures/}.  Just enter the PromoSimple below to win:



Come and find out more information about Poppins Book Nook at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, on Facebook and on Pinterest.

Clip Art by Melon Headz

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #40: March 26, 2015

Welcome back to... 


I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around March 26th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook. 

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. 

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Originally posted March 23rd, 2013
A is for Allegiance



Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Christianity Cove shared:


To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Workbox Wednesday- March 25, 2015

Welcome to Workbox Wednesday! 

I mentioned last week that we really haven't been doing anything new, exciting and/or different with the girls' workboxes. They continue to work on copywork, math, Bible story summaries and some sort of hands-on manipulative. However, the younger children have started using LaLaLogic, which is a great preschool brain training curriculum that we are reviewing for the TOS Review Crew.

Last week, I took the children's worksheet and turned it into a learning tray activity.


These trays are great for sorting exercises.



The next day we used it, we made a sorting book. 



As much fun as Harold had sorting those pictures, I have decided I need to find some other things for him to sort. 


If you use workboxes, tot trays, or anything similar, feel free to post a link to your blog post or a picture (pictures can be from facebook, but please make sure they are PUBLIC so we can see them, or use a host like photobucket.com to get a URL for your photo) that shows WHAT IS IN YOUR BOXES!

Please don't forget to visit my co-hosts at Chestnut Grove Academy and Line Upon Line Learning.

Visit others that link up, leave comments, follow, etc. The favors will be returned! Feel free to grab a button too, so others can find the link up and join in the fun!

What is in your workboxes?

Chestnut Grove Academy
 

Wordless Wednesday: March 25th, 2015 (w/linky)- Thankful For Our Little Guy

I recently uploaded the Time Hop app to my phone and have been having a blast taking a trip down memory lane. The thing is, this was the time of year that little Harold ended up in ICU due to having RSV and pneumonia, so I have been reliving those days. Remembering the sleeplessness, the worry and concern, and the faithfulness of our Lord. So, today I just wanted to focus a bit on our precious little guy by sharing those scary days in the hospital again and what our goof is up to these days.

Beginning with a rainbow, a symbol of God's faithfulness. We saw this as we arrived at the hospital on March 18th.


Admitted Sunday night for observation, diagnosed with RSV and pneumonia.


We had returned home the next day, but found ourselves back in the hospital after a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. This time we had the privilege of being admitted to ICU. He needed supplemental oxygen.








A little Chest PT (or beating up the baby)


Looking better, and a bit goofy even then.


March 27th

Got the okay from the doctor to go home. You'd think he'd be a bit happier about that.





Our welcoming committee was adorable, Tabitha and Amelia ran out screaming, "Mommy!" As Hannah ran out daddy was pulling Harold from the car, so Hannah screamed, "Harrow, Harrow!"


They sure missed their baby brother.


 Our little guy has been growing up and yes, he can be quite a goof at times.



And his sisters still love him to pieces, though he does tend to get on their nerves at times.





Speaking of Goofy.





Tots and Me

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