Daily Habits

Daily Habits

What are your daily habits? We all have them. Whether we have created them on purpose or they have just fallen into place because of the way we do things, habits exist in everyone’s life.

Do you drink the same thing in the morning? (Tea, plain and black, of course)
Do you get dressed before breakfast or after? (as soon as I get up)
Do you drive the same way to wherever you might be going? (if there were another way, I just might take it, but yes, I do)
Do you go to the grocery store on the same day of the week almost every time? (Thursdays)
Do you brush your teeth and wash your face in the same order before you go to bed at night (yep – teeth first)
And how about one of a different sort? Do you pray every time you see or hear an emergency vehicle? (I do and it started in high school – ask me about it sometime)

Routines are good. They are good for us because they help us to not forget something that might be important. They are also good for us because they reinforce some things that we need.

My biggest and most important routine has nothing to do with breakfast or bed or going somewhere, though. It is my daily Bible reading.

It isn’t long. It isn’t hard. But it is important. Beyond measure!

When I read the Bible first, my day is smoother. I get more done. I have more patience. I can deal with the twists and turns that come my way. My day is better. Period.

I encourage you to become a daily Bible reader. It doesn’t matter how you do it – holding a physical Bible, using an e reader, or using your phone. Whatever you need to do to read your Bible. Just start. Maybe you need to start with just a verse a day. That is a good start. May I suggest Proverbs as your starting place if you are only going to read a verse or two? If you are up for a chapter or two, perhaps Romans or Ephesians or James. All of those are great encouragers. Whatever you choose, just start. Every day. Every morning. Then hop over here and let me know what you read. I’ll read it, too. And, together, we’ll make a habit that will benefit you and all you come in contact with. At Home.

A Review – CTC Math

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We have finally found a math program that everyone can agree is working for this homeschooling family.

CTC Math Review
CTC Math is an online math program for grades K – 12 that originated in Australia and now offers an American version. I am not one who purchases programs that I just randomly come across, especially when they are computer based. We prefer for the girls to not spend tons of time looking at screens of any sort. So, had I stumbled across this one on my own, I would have skipped right past it. Thankfully, we were selected to review it as part of the TOS Review Crew. It is a huge blessing!

We have been working with the 12 Month Family Plan , which allows all of the girls access to the material they need to work on. It is set up in grade levels and so we just started the girls at the beginning of their respective grade level. While it was well into the spring semester of a grade level time-wise, we decided that since we have struggled so much with math programs this year and finding one that was a good fit, starting at the beginning for the review period would be good.

That was a very good choice on our part because the girls were able to strengthen some of the basic parts of math that were skipped over in their public schooling. We keep finding these holes and CTC Math has done a great job of filling in those gaps. We will just continue to work through their grade level courses.

Since this is an online program with video instruction, you will need a subscription to the site, a computer, and decent internet speed. Once logged in, the child selects the correct course (grade level), the stream, and then the topic. For example, my youngest (5), would currently choose Kindergarten, Numbers Patterns and Algebra, and then Money. Once she chooses Money, she then chooses the lesson within that topic that she is working on (More or Less).

This is how it worked for all three of our girls, working in grades kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th. (Lessons for older students might look very different for high school algebra or geometry or something else.) Each lesson begins with a short video. The shortest video we have seen is a minute and a half and the longest has been almost 7 minutes. The video is easy to stop if the child has a question you need to address. The video can be backed up and a section replayed if it moved faster than the student could follow. It can also be moved forward if this is review for your child and she doesn’t need to watch the rods or blocks being counted out one by one. Our children are not allowed to move the video but can ask that it be moved if they need it. More often than not, we’ll move it because their reason is a good one.

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After the video, the child works on a set of questions. The number of questions in each set is not uniform, so on some the child may answer 8 questions and on other sets it may be 20. After the child answers the given questions, they are told their score, given a chance to view every question and their answers as well as the correct answer. (Again, this may look different at the higher levels.) Additionally, they see their percentage score. When the child completes all of the lessons within a topic, the program gives them an award, which is immediately printable.

These awards come in the various colors based on the percentage score at which the child completed the topic - platinum (100%), gold (95-99%), silver (75-94%), and bronze (50-74%). My middle giggly girl is bound and determined to get a platinum certificate every single time, which is okay with me since she has to repeat the question set and get 3 100% scores on every lesson in the topic before it will award her platinum. My oldest has started working on that same intensity level. While I wish they weren’t so focused on the scores and would be more focused on the topics, if they are willing to work over and over (and over and over, etc.) I am more than happy to let them spend their time doing so. Math practice is never a bad thing, especially considering the struggles we have had with math this year.

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There is also a section that the oldest giggly girl likes to get on called Speed Drills. It has drills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and order of operations. The drill is timed and the student is trying to beat their own high score. There are 4 levels to these drills. The oldest giggly girls tends to do one of these drills every day. I love that she wants to beat her own score so badly that she’ll keep working at these basic skills, which is one of the areas that had a gap when we began homeschooling.working 1

Another aspect of this program that we are glad to have is the weekly emails that come to my inbox with the girls weekly update. Each child is listed separately. It includes each time they logged on, which lessons were worked on and the score for each lesson, and any certificates earned. I appreciate that we have this record easily accessible if I need it for some reason.

If you visit http://CTCMath.com you will find a lot of information to help you decide if this might be the right fit for your homeschool. Additionally, there is a free trial you can sign up for.

CTC Math currently has special pricing for homeschooling families. For a single student, the price is currently $78.80 for 12 months worth of access. For the family plan with 2 or more students, which is what we were reviewing, the current price is $118.80 for 12 months of access. (I believe that the account is originally set up with 5 logins but if you need more the company is more than happy to provide the number you need. All you have to do is contact them.) The normal prices for these plans is $197 and $297, respectively. Visit https://ctcmath.com/purchase/homeschool/ to see the pricing options and to sign up.

I do have one caution statement that I need to share. While I like the kindergarten course, it moves quickly. Our youngest giggly girl turned 5 in February and wanted to begin her kindergarten work. We logged her in for CTC Math and we sit beside her while she works through each lesson. However, it quickly moves from counting to reading the number words. She is not yet reading and so without help, she would not have been able to complete this at all. Her score there is not reflective of her ability. It doesn’t make that big a difference to me since we know where she is on those skills. It is something any prospective purchaser needs to know if you are looking at this for the younger ages.

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We are thrilled with this program. Any homeschool math program that gets the girls competitive with themselves and working hard at math is a hit with me. The girls have used this product daily throughout the review period and will continue to do so. At Home.

 

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A Review – The Wise Woman

possible cover   A princess, a shepherd girl, unexpected twists and turns, strange happenings, and a look deep inside. The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions has all this and so much more. Home School Adventure Co. has published this helpful resource that includes the story by George MacDonald and the Literary Analysis Journal Questions by Stacy Farrell. The Wise Woman Literary Analysis  Journal

We were given a copy of The Wise Woman with the questions to review and I am glad we were given this opportunity. I had never heard of George MacDonald prior to this and I found out that there is a lot I was missing. MacDonald does a masterful job of integrating a heartwarming yet morally challenging story with a story of intrigue and excitement that hooks the kids and makes them want more. Stacy Farrell adds critical thinking and additional moral challenges with her questions.

The Wise Woman is a story that was first published in 1875 by George MacDonald. MacDonald was a Scottish author and poet who exhibited a unique approach to storytelling. He influenced many well known authors, from C.S. Lewis to J.R.R. Tolkein and Mark Twain, through his writing and his friendship.

The Wise Woman is a parable, a story based on things from real life with a heavenly meaning. This was very clear to the giggly girls as we read through the story. It is reinforced well through the questions that Stacy Farrell wrote for each chapter. The questions are a combination of definitions, deeper application questions, direct answers from the story, and abstract thinking. We loved them. Even the 5 year old giggly girl was begging for more questions each chapter. The Wise Woman is presented one chapter at a time, with the questions following. The questions are formatted well, with plenty of space to write down answers.

We chose to read it aloud and do the questions verbally, picking and choosing the best questions for the girls. Sometimes I asked all three giggly girls to answer a question and sometimes I asked a question of only one for a specific reason – it was a more difficult or abstract question or it had something in it that I thought that girl would connect with or some other reason. And often, if I tried that, the other girls got upset and begged to answer the question, too.

The girls needed something to keep their hands busy and, without prompting, decided to create pictures based on the story. Most nights we read one chapter and answered a set of questions for that chapter. However, when we finally got to chapter 11, it was shorter and the story was really starting to come together. We stayed up late that night and read through the last four chapters all in one sitting, carefully adding a question along the way, without breaking up the story. That was definitely the best way to do it. I cannot imagine having broken those last four chapters up into four different days.

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The giggly girls are currently aged 10, 7 (8 in a few weeks), and 5 (just turned). This was a very good age group for the way we did it, reading aloud and answering questions verbally. I do feel that all of the giggly girls are very verbal so perhaps this might not work as well at these ages for your family. It is suggested that the age group on this is 9 – 11 for a read aloud and family discussion. It is suggested that ages 12 and up can do this as a family discussion or parental/teacher guidance. For high schoolers, it is accessible independently.

As a side note, it took us three tries to really get into this story. The first chapter was difficult for the girls to process. It had long sentences that were worded in the style you might expect for something published in 1875. I wish I had read it and summarized for them the very first time so that they could get into the story faster. They loved the story once we got past that first bit. Once we did, there were lots of moans and groans when it was time to be done for the day.

I would also note that the questions are excellent. They were so well done that my 5 year old giggly girl got the deeper meaning in much of the story. (She commented towards the end of the last few chapters “I think the man who wrote this was a Christian.” Pretty insightful for a 5 year old.) I did pick and choose from the list of questions because there are 16 to 24 questions per chapter. However, because they are all such good questions, you are able to help direct the students’ thinking with fewer questions if you need to.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions and were blessed through the discussion questions and story. At a cost of $28.95 for the print edition and $14.95 for the ebook download, this is something I recommend and will be looking at more of their offerings to see if there is something else that we can benefit from. Be sure to visit Home School Adventure Co. at http://HomeSchoolAdventure.com to see all that they have to offer. They are currently offering a 10% off coupon code, through May 15, for any downloads you are interested in, including The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Home School Adventure Co.

 

We will revisit The Wise Woman in a year or so because I know that the girls will continue to glean more insight and strength from it in the years to come. At Home.

 

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Quick and Easy Easter Candy

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We wanted a fun activity for this evening so we made Easter candy. It can’t get any easier than this, unless you count unwrapping something from the store!

 

Ingredients:

chocolate chips and/or white chocolate chips
Easter themed sprinkles

 

Instructions:
(simple version) Melt chocolate chips; sprinkle with sprinkles; cool; eat.

(Detailed version for those who need a step by step – I am right there with you!)

  • Unless you wanting an interesting look and flavor, use just one type of chips at a time. Put aEaster Candy collage good amount of chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Take out and stir. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Stir. Microwave for 15 seconds.
  • Stir. Microwave for 10 seconds. Stir and that should be good. The chips should all be melted and you should have a smooth mixture. (We started out with frozen chocolate chips so this was how long it took for ours but yours might take more or less time, especially if your chocolate chips are at room temperature.)
  • Spread out on wax paper.
  • Sprinkle the Easter sprinkles (or whatever you have) on top.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so to harden.
  • Break into pieces and eat.

 

 

Easter Candy snack time

This is a quick and easy way to make something fun. If you don’t have sprinkles, now is the time to look. JoAnn’s had the Easter stuff 40% off and they still had a little bit of St. Patrick’s Day at 70% off. I am sure other places are starting to discount their Easter goods, as well.

Happy Easter!! At Home.

A Review – Curiosity Quest

 

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Did you know that oranges can get injured and that not all penguins live in the cold and ice? Curiosity Quest will show you these things and so much more. Begun as a PBS program in California, Curiosity Quest is sharing their fun and exciting learning with all of us through DVD and we are so very happy about it. Host Joel Greene visits different sites around the country to answer questions sent in from curious viewers.

We were sent two Curiosity Quest DVDs to review: DVD Combo Pack – Produce and DVD Combo Pack – Swimmers of the Sea. Each of these combo packs includes three episodes and sells for $24.95 on their site. Each episode runs approximately 30 minutes and is recommended for ages 7 -14, though much younger and much older will enjoy them as well. All you need to experience the exploration of various topics is a DVD, available from the Curiosity Quest store, and something to play and view it on, such as a DVD player and TV.

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The Produce Combo Pack: episodes on oranges, mushrooms, and cranberries

The Orange Packing episode takes us to California where Joel learns all about picking and packing oranges so they can be shipped around the country and around the world. From learning how to clip the oranges off the tree (you don’t pluck or pull and you have to clip the stem close or it can cause an injury to another orange) to placing them carefully into the bags and then bins, to disinfecting and washing them, to packing and shipping – there are so many aspects to packing up oranges that we didn’t know anything about.

In Mushrooms, Joel visits a mushroom grower. He learns about the process of preparing soil (which starts as hay) for the mushrooms to grow in and then they go to the growing rooms where the mushrooms grow. Because mushrooms grow from spores which are next to invisible, a grass seed is infused with the mushroom spores and then planted. From white mushrooms to the portabella mushrooms, the climate control is precise. Watching the picking (they pick 100+ pounds per hour per person!) and packing (they pack them 200 different ways!) was interesting.

In Cranberries, we learned that cranberries don’t actually grow in the bogs and water. When it is picking time, the growers flood the fields to assist in harvesting the cranberries. Joel visited a grower in Wisconsin to experience the cold harvest (it was snowing in the video), processing, and packaging of the cranberries. They can be packaged as fresh cranberries (they have to bounce to be good enough for fresh) or sent off to make juice (if they didn’t bounce but aren’t bruised, they go to the juice plant). An interesting thing about the bruised and bad ones – organic chicken growers often feed their animals these cranberries because they are so high in antioxidants and other things that help keep the animals healthy.

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The Swimmers of the Sea Combo Pack: episodes on penquins, sea turtles, and salmon

In Turtle Rescue, Joel visits the Turtle Hospital in Florida, whose goal is Rescue. Rehab. Release., to learn about helping the endangered sea turtles. He meets several of the resident sea turtles, learns about helping them be healthy (the right food) , how to feed them (watch out for your fingers! use a pole with a clamp on the end), and what can be done to help all sea turtles survive. He experiences all that must go on to help sick and injured sea turtles be able to return to their natural habitat so that hopefully, these critically endangered animals will be able to rebound and thrive.

The Penguins episode takes Joel and his curious viewers to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium and their penguin exhibit. Behind the scenes, Joel learns about the penguins (they have over 100 feathers per square inch), what they eat (small fish like capelin and herring), and how they live (in colonies). He experiences feeding the penguins, their habitat, and all that the keepers do to help the penguins live lives that are healthy.

The episode Salmon Hatchery takes the viewers to Alaska, famous for its salmon. Viewers get to see Joel visit the rivers (he waded into the VERY cold water barefooted), see salmon returning to their home waters to spawn (there are so many the river looks more like salmon moving than water moving), and learn about the 5 different species of salmon found in Alaska. We learned that they lay their eggs in gravel in fresh water but they live in the salt water of the Pacific Ocean. He visits a hatchery that works to help salmon hatch and grow to the point where they can be released into the wild. The view of the salmon ladder is interesting and watching the salmon jump up the ladder is exciting and fascinating (we kept on cheering for that one that would jump and end up going backwards).

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 Curiosity Quest spurs learning and further curiosity

We thoroughly enjoyed the Curiosity Quest videos. We liked them so much that we couldn’t watch just one episode at a time! We learned so much from each one of them. While I had fun learning about the produce and how it makes it to our tables, I enjoyed the animal episodes a whole lot more. There is so much that you learn because each sentence is filled with information and learning. Better, though, is that after watching the videos, the girls wanted to learn even more about the topics. And isn’t that the point?

After watching the episode about oranges, the girls wondered. Some of the questions were: what are the different types of oranges? What do they tasted like and do they taste different from each other? How do they look when they get injured? Do we have any that were injured? Do we have any that were green and missed the process that helps them turn orange? We were able to do several additional activities with oranges following the video because the girls were even more curious than they were prior to watching Curiosity Quest.

A few days after we saw the mushroom episode, we went to the grocery store. The girls wanted to look more at the mushrooms. We looked at and bought some white mushrooms. We compared the looks and prices of the portabella mushrooms. When we got home, they handled the mushrooms and we looked at the spores. At the library, the girls checked out a book about poisonous mushrooms.

The penguins episode made them want to know even more so we checked out some non-fiction books for them to read. They also put together a foam kit (that I had found on sale $0.40 after Christmas and had stashed until needed) with penguins in it. Then they went and collected rocks, since the penguins in the video lived on/in rocks rather than ice. They got a bowl out and put water and food coloring in it for the penguins to swim in. They put a couple of plants from their dollhouse there and – bingo – a penguin habitat. They even made it so that there was a little box for the penguins to go into like the ones shown on the video.

After the salmon episode, we looked at salmon at the grocery store and had some for dinner (not their favorite fish, which is a shock to me as it is the only one I enjoy). We also got out some books for them to read, which they loved.

Sea turtles are a favorite and we spent some time earlier in the year on them. It wasn’t quite as much of a curiosity spur for them because of that but they did choose to check some books out at the library.

This one’s a winner!

Curiosity Quest has highly impressed me. (In fact, I have watched some of the episodes again without the giggly girls.) Since we don’t have access to it as a TV show, we are looking at working these into our curriculum choices for the summer and next year on DVD. They have 6 seasons worth of episodes for you to choose from and I found their online store (http://CuriosityQuestStore.com) easy to navigate. Another option that I am considering is their monthly or annual membership which automatically sends you episodes each month. Either way, I am hoping to be able to add more of these to our viewing options in the coming months so we can satisfy some more of our curiosity. At Home.

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5 Days of Our Favorite Books – Dad’s Favorites

Dad's TitleToday Dad of At Home: where life happens is writing the post to let you in on a few of his favorite books. I always love to hear what he has to say and his post on his favorite books does not disappoint.

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I feel handicapped, because most of my favorite “keepers” are loaded in boxes now for the move! Here are a few I can think of off the top of my head.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

I have read this five or six times, and it never fails to teach me something. I am actually listening to it on audio right now, and laughing aloud at the earlier parts. The trial and surrounding elements never fail to completely engross me, and tear me apart emotionally. This is a rough book in a lot of places. I would not give it to a child younger than 15 or 16. There are things they wouldn’t understand (hopefully, anyway). I don’t think a young teen has the discernment and experience to understand the themes here, anyway. I do think it is an excellent book to have your child read before they leave home, though.

The Dark Tower – Stephen King

This is Stephen King’s largest work, taking almost 30 years to finish! Think of it as a cowboy version of Lord of the Rings, with a modern twist, and you’ll be in the ballpark. Like most of his fiction, it has its darker elements, and a fair bit of profanity. It’s not horror, though, but fantasy. Tolkien, if he had been raised in the Bronx. If you decide to try it, the first novel, The Gunslinger, is a little bit of a slow starter for some; give it time and it will hook you hard!

Favorite Authors

Roald Dahl – I really prefer his children’s works over his adult fiction. Some of the short stories are great, but ALL of the children’s books are wonderful. I have read almost all of them aloud to my girls!

Mark Twain – If you want to learn about human beings, read Twain.

Bernard Cornwell – I just found him last year, but see great potential for addiction! By all accounts, his historical fiction is very, very accurate. By my personal account, it is also very entertaining!

 

Just Plain Fun

When you’re reading two or three books at a time, some have to be just for fun.

Gregory MacDonald – Light reading, but the man wrote excellent mystery novels. His distinguishing characteristic is a great gift for dialogue.

Lee Child – One of my favorite new authors, for a really good story.

Robert B. Parker – Wrote the Spenser novels, on which the 80s TV show was based. What I like about him is that his characters THINK. They are intelligent, but practical. This pleases me. He also has other series, including some westerns that I have not tried.

Lawrence Block – A truly gifted writer who chose to write in the crime/detective field. Definitely a cut above most.

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Lori back now. Thank you for joining us for 5 Days of Our Favorite Books. We have had fun thinking about books this week and are rejuvenated and thinking about what to read next. What is next on your reading list? After I finish Ballet Shoes, I need some suggestions. At Home.

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5 Days of Our Favorite Books – J’s Choices (age 5)

I was told better late than never; so, here it is late!

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When J was asked to bring me some of her favorite books, the ones she chose were predictable.

J - Barbie

Barbie is a huge favorite and we don’t mind the Barbie books because the girls really do seem to focus more on the stories than on the drawings. Barbie has some that are terrific lesson stories and lots that have a lot of information in them that is good.

J - Dora

She often chooses Dora; she doesn’t come home from the library without at least one Dora book and sometimes that is all she chooses. I’m okay with that and I’ll let her hold onto her childhood for as long as she wants.

J - Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bears is another favorite, among all of the girls actually. Again, there are lots of morals to be found in these books and they are writing some with a Christian story to them.

J - Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy is a fun series because of all of the vocabulary and the boisterous, outrageous Nancy. Personally, I enjoy these as well.

J - Sophia

Sophia the First is one that came to our attention rather late, according to fads and such (which I am fine with!). J has just really enjoyed Sophia and has a soft Sophia that is a favorite doll, as well. She likes the books and has watched several of the Sophia videos. Always, though, the book trumps all the videos out there.

J - Frozen

Can you tell my daughter has a tendency to enjoy princesses and fancy dresses and the “popular” stuff? For all that she does, she is very down to earth and thinks deeply about all of these. Frozen is another favorite, as I think it is with all little girls right now. Again, I don’t mind this one because we have had so many really good discussion about Frozen – selfless love, true love, caring for others and what that can/should look like, recognizing a gift or talent, using versus hiding that gift, honoring others through your gifts, etc. Each reading of the book or singing of the songs can lend itself to another opportunity to encourage her to be the young lady God has planned for her to be.

J - Midnight FairiesJ - Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Then we get to some that are less-well-known: The Midnight Fairies and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Fun, fun, fun! I don’t know where The Midnight Fairies came from (I am thinking a sleepover at Ginny’s house – that is grandma for us) but it is a really cute little book that she asks to have read often. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild came from her Aunt. We count on Aunt Katie to find unusual, fun, unique books and this one holds true to her ability to do so. I love Mr. Tiger Goes Wild!

 

These are the current favorites for our recently turned 5 year old. What are some of your suggestions for a little girl? I am always looking for unique choices in literature to share with the girls. At Home.

 

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