Precious Moments #4

Well, I had just covered The Snowy Day in our tot school and preschool, having planned it perfectly to coincide with some snow we were due to get.  The plans of mice and men and all that.....the snow didn't happen but the unit study had to (nothing else planned).  So we went ahead without the…

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Home Economics for Scalliwags

"And that you would be diligent, peaceable and occupied with your business,working with your hands just as we commanded you" (1 Thessalonians 4:11) "We must not only become reliable, progressive, skillful and intelligent, but we must keep the idea constantly before our youths that all forms of labor, whether with the hand or head, are…

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Precious Moments #3

Every week I organise a full week of enjoyment for my little ones.  I don't want to let even a moment slip by out of my reach without my actions or my words speaking love to my family.  The older children absorb my enthusiasm, I think, and throw themselves, very unselfishly into making sure their little…

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Beautiful Quote

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." * ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~ And this is how I view my…

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Plans for This Year

I can't tell you how excited I am about the next few terms.  We're moving into the Middle Ages, good and proper!  We will be studying from 1066 to 1465 and concentrating on British history, with a bit of European history thrown in for good measure.  As we learn everything bar maths and science from our…

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