Friday, May 23, 2008

A half-day in the life of US

Blessings from our home. As this is a new thing and I am kinda experimenting, I have chosen to share the life of us blog on a regular basis but today I will only do a half day. I won't post any pictures yet as I havn't quite figured out how to do that.
We rose, and I got breakfast in the oven. It was Fermented Baked Oatmeal, yum! It needed to bake 35 minutes, during which time we dressed and did family chores. I got the bread dough that had been rising, into bread pans to be baked later on. I also fed my sourdough starter and checked on my corn relish that I began fermenting yesturday. I have been reading Nourishing Traditions and this recipe is from there.
At breakfast, we ate and discussed our day. Today is a little different as my oldest son has an appointment to have his annual 'birthday' photo taken, this afternoon. It is also Friday so that means family movie night tonight. We will be watching a movie about the life of King Solomon as it goes along with our school study from this week.
After breakfast, we cleared the table and began our Proverbs reading chapter 6:9-11 and had a great discussion about laziness!
Next we did scripture memorization. Each of the children is in a different place in the 'Safety Chain'. Youngest son is memorizing II Peter 1:3, daughter is memorizing Galatians 3:24-25 and eldest son is memorizing Colossians 2:14.
Next was Math. All are required to spend 30 minutes on math. When their Math U See sheet is completed, they can go on the web site and do drills til their time is completed. All three computers were doing math drills this morning, yea!!
Next was language arts time. Friday is spelling test/dictation day. We use McGuffey readers most of the time however daughter is doing a literature unit from Total Language Plus this week
During this time, I do any cooking for the day. I have bread that is just about ready to go in the oven, so I have the oven preheating. For lunch we are having cheesy rice, apples, and herbal tea. For dinner we will be having home made pizza, so I will set out the sausage and make the sauce, it is a family recipe. I also take this time to usually catch up on any e-mails or (now) blogging that I need to do.
This afternoon, I anticipate that we will have read aloud after lunch. We are currently reading God King by JoAnne Williamson. It is a wonderful story set in the time of King Hezekiah. The children beg me to read more when it is time to stop.
We will also do geography from our Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Unit 20 as well as have a small discussion about their reading they did this week. This week the children are studying the division of Isreal into two nations, and the first kings of each as well as the prophet Elijah.
As I was pondering my day today this verse came to my mind:
'Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things to the Glory of God' I Corinthians 10:31
May you have a Blessed Day! Suzie


Melanie said...

Oh, your half-day sounds delightful! I feel like I was sitting right there with you all. Welcome to blogging!

With Joy,

tamlovesran said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. You have done a great job with cooking and caring for the home and family. It sounds like your kids are doing great with homeschool too! Good for you!


Natural Mama said...

Sounds like a wonderful day--enjoy reading what others are doing for homeschooling.