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Monday, November 5, 2012
We had a cowgirl and a Piggy this year to go trick or treating. I thought they were pretty darn cute! Maggie is super into horses and pony's...and Sadie loves all animals. Their costumes were so fitting to each of their little likes these days.
We met up with a few other Hunt's (Todd's brother Clay, his wife Jenny and their 3 kids) for the evening. It was super fun to be with family on that night.
Maggie the cowgirl...and Sadie the pink Piggy.
Pink Piggy -Sadie, Renaissance Princess- Lucy, Viking- Lincoln, Cowgirl- Maggie and Owl- Claire
Such a cute crew!!!!
Sister showing her the "trick or treating" ropes. I was so proud...she kept reminding Sadie to say Thank you. Such the good big sis!
The coolest pumpkin I saw all night!!! Praying for a Romney victory tomorrow.
Sweet 5.5 year old Mag...
Big 2.5 year old Sadie...
Daddy and Piggy...
Love my little family...and love the little fall tradition of dressing up for candy!
Love to all,
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We officially have 10 weeks of kindergarten under our belt. We could not be more pleased with the school and type of program we chose for school. The mix of part time Christian and part time home school has been a wonderful suit for all 4 of us.
Maggie still is enjoying school. She loves her teacher and class mates at DCA. She is still eager to learn and do school on our at home days (Tues-Thurs-Fri) too. So far, we haven't had any grumbling or tears when it comes time to do our school work, although I am sure the day is coming. She is eager to learn and is making amazing progress. She is doing early reading with stories such as Six Fish, The Red Pen and Gum on the Rug. She has done really well at spelling too. This week her spelling words were fish, ship, shop, much, bath, this, chin, math, with and that. She is struggling in Math, but we are working hard. We do our doubles (2+2, 5+5) flash cards all the time, have songs for skip counting and counting by 10's. We practice counting to 100 almost every day. I know she is gonna catch on soon.
I have been most amazed at her ability to memorize. She is a little sponge and just soaks it all up! We are working on a scripture every week. So far she has memorized 10! This week her verse was Colossians 3:13...Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Nothing more precious than helping my Maggie to hide God's word in her heart and head!
I would have never known to push Maggie at this pace or known that she was capable of these things at this age and stage in school. I am so grateful for the guidance and lesson plans her teacher provides.
Since this is our online family scrapbook, I wanted to capture our school room. We plan to do many years of teaching/learning in here. It is the first room you see when you enter our home, and I wanted it to be cheerful and welcoming.
My Mom and Nana helped me pull the room together with some sewing, crafting and painting. It is even more special that their touch is on the room too!
A Home school Mama's prayer....Thank you that you bless our school time. Help my children learn the skills that You need for them to learn. The writing, reading, math, science, history, etc. are all to point my children back to You. More than any academic knowledge Lord, help my children personally know You. That is my goal.
Love to all,