Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lazy Days of November

Today we were supposed to do school. We don't do school on Mondays because D and I both have the day off, but of course we usually do on Tuesdays. However, the kids convinced me the only way they could properly honor our Veteran's was to take the day off of school. We still did our Bible devotion time though.

We are using this fabulous book called "Herein Is Love." It is the study of the book of Genesis. It is amazing! It is so indepth and I look forward to doing as much as the kids. We have been learning so much. We are on day 22 and Eve just yesterday ate the forbidden fruit and shared it with Adam. In comparison to the Bible, this event took place in Genesis 3:6. You can imagine how detailed this study is that it took 21days to get to it.

The great thing is that after you are done with the reading for the day, it directs you to a section in the back of the book. It has a teachers guide with ideas for visual aids, memory verse work, a craft, review questions, a prayer, Psalms to sing, and field trip ideas. You can get as into it as you like. We typically do the memory verse, review questions and prayer. I love that even the youngest kids can answer the review questions! I am learning as much as they are. I am so thankful that we found this resource (thanks Brooke!). My children will know this stuff now, rather than learning it when they are 32 years old!

After doing devotions we just had a lazy day. I worked and then spent time going through all kinds of magazines tearing out articles with recipes, crafts, games and activities that I would like to try. I get several magazines for free (Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Wondertime, etc...) but one magazine that is worth it's weight in gold if you have kids is Family Fun magazine. They have so many wonderful ideas of all kinds to do with your children. I have an expanding file folder that I labeled with things like "Christmas Crafts," "Spring Recipes," etc... I hope that this will be a good resource for future projects.

Tomorrow is Bible study, so I better get to bed. I think I am finally getting over the "Time Change Slump," but I am trying to take advantage of the sleepiness I have and hopefully get into a routine of going to bed earlier so I feel refreshed and ready for the day.

For my sweet friend Lisa:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:26-28


Lisa said...

I just got around to reading your blog - thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to print the Scripture out and place it by my computer as a reminder...Love you!

The Nordstrom Family said...

We've used this devotional/educational book, too, since you recommended it to me. I love it, too. We wandered through creation and I could not believe how off I was on what happened when on each day. Time spent in this book has been a beautiful time to remember how spectacular the act of creation really is! I can't help but be in awe of God. We love the activities and craft suggestions in the back. It gives busy little hands something to do while I read.