Junk Mail ~ Home Schooler Families Are So Creative…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 2, 2009 by nevaeh2003

I borrowed this information from another home school site. When I read it I had to share. Take a look at her site though….it has a lot of great information.

http://www.thecreativehomeschool.com/

Finally: a use for junk mail

We get tons of it every week. Finally, something to do with all that stuff!

photo courtesy Wooties!photo courtesy Wooties!

Younger kids:

  • play post office and use it for the mail.
  • cut out words, pictures, numbers for learning and review as flash cards
  • use the grocery ads to create a pretend shopping list. Cut out the pictures of the items and glue to index cards. Tape a piece of bent index card to the back like a picture frame so it will stand upright. Set up a little store and practice shopping.
  • Use the same cards to sort items by color, shape, food group, etc.
  • Cut up junk mail for collage.
  • Cut out words for creating new sentences or poetry.
  • Play “I spy.”
  • Use the mail to learn your address.
  • Create a mailbox for them and fill it with junk mail they can open.
  • When you get mail with stickers or stamps, let them play with them.
  • Catalogs are great for clipping pictures for picture books and flash cards.
  • Cut pictures from catalogs and give them as pretend gifts to each other.

For older kids

  • Open up those credit card offers and analyze them. Calculate fees and interest and compare them against one another. Practice filling out the forms. Use it as a teaching tool.
  • Compare grocery store ads and find the better bargain.
  • Create a menu from the ingredients in grocery ads.
  • Use sales letters as a template and write one of your own. Dissect it–grammar, word choice, use of punctuation and even the layout.
  • Practice sticking to a budget with grocery ads and catalogs.
  • Research unfamiliar foods and where they come from.
  • Count how many different countries the grocery items come from.
  • Use catalog pictures as writing prompts.
  • Catalog item descriptions are great examples of concise, descriptive writing. Try to write your own.

So, have fun with all that junk mail and remember…use what you have to teach!!

We Made Memorial Day Stars For Grandpa Fisher

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2009 by nevaeh2003

Stanley wanted to make something special to remember Grandpa Fisher this year since we are close enough now to do something for him. He passed away in 2005 we made stars to honor him. He was also a veteran. He is dearly missed!!

This is right before we left to place them..

Planting the starsYou may not be able to tell but they say…Miss you & We love you.

This was fun for Stanley

Miss you

God BlessThis was a good day….

We miss you Grandpa!!

God Made Dads – Poem

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2009 by nevaeh2003

God took the strength of a mountain
The majesty of a tree
The warmth of a summer sun
The calm of a quiet sea
The generous soul of nature
The comforting arm of night
The wisdom of the ages
The power of the eagle’s flight
The joy of a morning in spring
The faith of a mustard seed
The patience of eternity
The depth of a family need
Then God combined these qualities
When there was nothing more to add
He knew His masterpiece was complete
And so
He called it … Dad!!

Dad I miss you!

Stanley M. Perry 11/13/2003 May he never be forgotten~~

Catching Up…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 18, 2009 by nevaeh2003

It has been a while since a post was made…thought I would play catch up with everyone who reads about us….LOL

Let’s see, Jim is working hard at making heads or tails of the farm. We have planted lots of stuff in the garden ( Corn, Peas, Beans, Lettuce, Squash, Garlic, Pumpkins, Celery, Onions, Tomatos~YUMMY) We had a bit of a bummer on the tomatos….we planted two flats the day before our last frost IN JUNE !!! Grrrr…

Our friend’s Mom gave us some new ones…so sweet. We are trying again. Should be finished with the frost now….I hope.

We have one of our cow’s (YEP…it is Loverboy!!) and the other two should be coming in about three or four weeks. As of now we have three goats and one more on the way. We all worked very hard and got something called a lean too put up (not sure if I spelled it correctly). It was hard work but lot’s of fun doing it together.

Jim Started

Stanley Dressed the part and ready to work...

Mom & Dad dressed the part...LOL

Hard @ Work

Jim asked me to hand this saw to him...boy is it heavy...he moves it around like it is nothing but a feather

Getting further along...

Ouch...Nice blister...

Our sweet boy...We have it almost finished now but enough that the animals are kept nice & cozy at night. They seem to like it.

Have to go pick up Stanley from VBS…so More tomorrow…God Bless

~Planting a Garden~

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2009 by nevaeh2003

How To Plant Your Garden
First, you Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses….
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING,
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

Funnel Cakes Recipe

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2009 by nevaeh2003

Bring the fair to you….

You can top with just about anything to make them even more fun!!

3 eggs, beaten
2 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar
4 c. flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

To beaten eggs, add milk and sugar. In separate bowl sift dry ingredients. Add to egg mixture, beating until smooth. Heat oil to 375 degrees and pour batter into hot fat through a regular household funnel. Control the flow of batter by holding your finger over the bottom of the funnel. Make patterns, designs, swirls or whatever with the stream of batter as it flows into the hot fat. When “cakes” are golden brown, drain, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

Lapbook Project-Weather Words

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 by nevaeh2003

We decided to do something fun for school taday. This was a really fun project. Stanley read the book we checked out from the library Weather Words by Gail Gibbons.

The book he read...We read this an it gave us the base to go on we also used a really cool website  Home School Share

Weather Words Lapbook

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