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Sunday, December 20, 2009

2 months?!?

I have Neglected this blog for two months now!! Time have been busy... On Thanksgiving we had a pretty decent size Thanksgiving party here at our house and decorated it just how my grandmother would want it done! That evening we went to visit with some family where Emery and Bryson were able to play with there cousins Danica, Jaxson, and Joshua.
we are now settling in to the festivities of Christmas. unfortunately Church was canceled Yesterday and we missed our Christmas service but we will celebrate it throughout the week along with the church service sunday after christmas. Why was church canceled? It Actually snowed here!! We get a pretty good snow once a year but this one was beautiful!! Last Week our children sang to the church and Emery did a fantastic job. I was worried that she wouldnt want to stand up there but she did great! she is the farthest little girl to the right in the burgandy dress.

HomePreSchool has been postponed until after the holidays.. One of the many many reasons why I love homeschooling. we have played many ABC games the past couple of months and learned in many other ways but our actual curriculum will be brought back out the first of january for all the Little Hands to heaven Followers!








Sunday, October 18, 2009

LHTH Week 2 (Noah's Ark)

This week lasted a little longer than usual. Bryson was sick with a bad ear infection in the middle of it so we took a few days off. My camera battery went dead as well and we realized that the battery charger for it was left at our old house so we had to buy a new one. :(

We started the week off learning about the letter B and Noah's Ark. Emery loved the Finger play this week.

Two Big bears got of the boat,
the rains came down and the boat did float;
B-B-B,
The animals played and played;
and noah heard the big bears say,
Gerrr! Gerrr! Gerrr!

It goes on to do Big bears, beavers, baboons, birds, etc. But for some reason her favorite was the baboons so we did it over and over agian.
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We then learned more about noahs ark and did a paper plate craft I got off of here: http://christian-parenting.suite101.com/article.cfm/make_a_noahs_ark_paper_plate_craft

She loved making this and putting the animals in!


We also did a rainbow craft. We tore up Construction paper and glued it to a rainbow. We Also painted the letter B, and made our B road (like we did for A). And of course we did worksheets!





And just becuase I think she is so cute here is a video of her counting to 10!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

LHTH week 1 (Letter A)

We just finished up week one of Little Hands to Heaven.. I have to say that it went extremely well! Emery loved school everyday and learned so much in just a few days. We finished in 3 days instead of 5! Now we are on to Week 2. A little about what she did this week:
We are using in Conjunction to LHTH School Zone's Big Preschool Workbook.I chose this particular workbook because it was a really good price and it gave me all I needed in one book instead of buying many different workbooks. I am actually really pleased with it! I tear out all the Sheets we will be doing for the week and keep them together and when she is ready for one I give her one.

I don't follow a certain schedule of what to do on what day. instead I make a list at the beginning of the week of all the activities I would like for EJ to Accomplish during that week. Then as we go along i see what she might be interested in at the time. I then will check them off as I go. This seems to work well because she has times where she wants to just color instead of listening to a story or vise versa. Sometimes this might take us a whole week to complete then some might take us a few days. I also add on this list books that I will be checking out from the library. I take advantage of the online catalog to see what they have so that I know what I am going for. I add snacks that start with this certain letter and theme words as well.

So As you can see I don't JUST use LHTH. I use LHTH as a base for our day and what to follow with what bible story, finger play and ETC. but I add in so much more.

Our Week 1:

Emery loved the Finger play. We learned about Adam and Eve and how God made the universe. Our finger play was A-A-A Adam! Can you believe? God made the Animals; and you and me! She loved it. There was more to it but with her being younger I kept it short so she would have an easier time memorizing it. So now when we say what sound does the letter A make? she says " A-A-A Adam!" I am going to try and get it on Video tomorrow and post for everyone to see.

We Drew on White paper with a white crayon, then painted over it with watered down black tempera Paint to show how God made everything out of nothing. She really enjoyed this project.Another Art Activity we did was a Cheerio A. Emery Glued Cheerios to the Letter A.We also made an "A" Road. I used masking Tape and put an A on the floor where Emery took toy cars and road them down the road. You could also improvise and have your child walk their stuffed animals on the A. We did many more Activities including Hide and Seek A where Emery had to find all the A's on a page, Count on Me Caterpillar where she drew "1" Caterpillar in Each home (working on the number 1), The tree of life where we looked through a magazine and found a picture of 1 tree to paste to the number one page. This will soon make a numbers book from 1-1o. Our color was red so we colored with a red crayon all over a white piece of paper then walked around the house finding things that were red. We also played a game where we pretended a belt was a serpent and we have to run and jump over it so it wouldn't get us. Emery loved this and thought it was a lot of fun.

We read our Devotion out of Big Thoughts for Little People. Each week's Devotion is by the Letter. This wee was Letter A of course. A is for Asking. It was about praying to God and asking him for things when we needed them.We used a CD that is used throughout LHTH called The Singing Bible. It is a Focus on the Family CD and has over 50 songs about the bible. Emery loves this CD and puts in herself and listens to it throughout the Day.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Little Hands to Heaven Preschool


We just purchased Emery's Preschool Curriculum Last night and Ihave to say I am extremely Escited to start it. Little Hands to Heaven is a collection of 33 units based on stories from the Bible. Each unit has a theme centered around Bible characters. The activities in each unit coordinate with the daily Bible stories. We go through one letter a week with sounds, one number a week, and it has lots of fun activities to do with it! I will update and let everyone know how is it going.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Random Pics

That Sweet Angelic Face!

Bryson at MiMi's House

Fourth of July Sparklers


Sparklers


FireWorks




Bryson 4th of July








Emery and her Cousin "Dantita" (AKA: Danika)






Hugs From Dantita!







Saturday, June 20, 2009

Seth's new Tattoo

In Honor of June 18th and the nine guys who died fighting a fire in Charleston, SC Seth got a Tattoo for them..


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Greensboro Children's Museum

We spent the day at the Greensboro Children's Museum. It was really neat and way better than Charleston's believe it or not. Me, Emery, Bryson, Makayla, and Nathan went.













































































































































































Thursday, June 11, 2009

Water Playdate

We went to a friend's house today from Alamance Mommies and had a out of school party. It was a blast and Emery and bryson both had a great time! :)



Saturday, June 6, 2009

We're Here!!!

So we are here in the good ole gibsonville! Things have been going extremely well since we got here. Seth received an interview Wednesday afternoon for a job through Terminix. Thursday morning they called to offer it to him! yay! So 13 more days until my husband will live with us for good. We are moved in and have more space than it looked like we would have. the yard is georgous and the garden will be started next week. My grandfather put an extra lock on the front gate to the porch. My little emery decided she would be smart and learn to get through the normal lock :) Here are our most recent pics!


Playing while we packed up.
Any offers on this little jellybean?!? Napping before we left on our trip home.



Our last night out as a group :(

Riding in the Uhaul with Daddy!Wearing Bryson while unpacking

Random Pictures

Falling asleep with daddy for the first time!

Not the first time for this one!

Playing at our new house