Thursday, December 27, 2012

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists-Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh  30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century. 

Van Gogh (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

We used Oil Pastels on black construction paper.  DMan's Starry Night:)

Ducky's masterpiece of Starry Night.

Have  a blessed day!!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holy Land Experience-Orlando

Our homeschool had a field trip to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando. 

The Nativity Scene with our children. 

DMan thinks the Roman guards are so cool. 

I liked this statue because every where you turned Jesus was looking at you. 

DMan and Ducky

"The eyes of the Lord are in every place keeping watch upon the evil and the good"
 Our Family

First we went to partake in the Communion. 

Jesus came to do the Last Supper and we got experience it with a group of others. 

We went with friends. Our children in front of the Angels!!!

They had a rock climbing wall, that the children loved of course. 

Next we went to the children's area where they had praise and worship and some plays about Jesus. This was our children's favorite. It was more there level so they could understand. 

DMan got to go on stage and help with the "Lost Sheep story". 

They had a children's area that was inside to do a lighter version of the Passion of Jesus and they did some crafts in there too. 

Ducky and her finished craft, they used foam and carved different things out on it. 

They were able to paint there piece that they picked out. 

Lastly we stopped at the tomb. DMan wanted to lay down in the tomb. 

Of course Ducky wanted to too. 

He has Risen, Praise God!!!!

Finally the picture of the empty tomb and our children standing in it. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists-Monet

Claude Monet (French pronunciation: ​[klod mɔnɛ/mɔne]) (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.[1][2] The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant).

Monet (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)

I love doing art because it's over children using there imagination for there own masterpiece. This week we studied Claude Monet. 
This painting is the:
The Houses of Parliament,Sunset 1903

It's interesting to me how they are so different, but this is what makes an artist an artist. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Circus Adventure

My husband got circus tickets for us to enjoy as a family and friends. I was so thankful for this FREE event. 
Our children in front of the tent before going in. 

These are amazing animals, I kinda felt bad for them. I didn't like how the trainer treated them and just thinking that these animals need to be in the wild but then we wouldn't be able to see them, so its a mixed feeling. 
Here one tiger in standing on top and others are walking underneath. 

It's amazing how these learn how to do this. 

This was the baby elephant, so cute. 

This was one of my favorite's, I loved the pink dogs, so cute:)

These men are so daring to get on there motorcycles and circle each other while in a steel ball that is closed shut, amazing talent. 

These are Big elephant with the baby, God knew what he was doing when he created the all animals. 

At the end of the show they had this guy shot out of a canyon, of course this was the boys favorite part. 

Thank you to my husband for a great night out!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


A Child's Geography--Book and CD-ROM

ISBN: 978-1-932786-32-3
Grade Level: 1-6 grades
Page Count: 243

Thus this project, a "living" geography primer for grammar age students, (gr.1/2--gr.6/7). “A Child's Geography: Exploring His Earth” is about getting to know what's under our feet, over our heads and in the world around us-the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere-and then how to get around this world-maps, latitude and longitude. Do you know how many gallons of water float in a cloud over our head-how far it is to the center of the Earth-what causes magnificent auroras, God's love lights-how God used the Flood to puzzle our planet into different shifting plates? Well, hop on board to experience Adventures for the Inquisitive Child-and every excursion glorifies our breathtaking Creator!

"A Child's Geography: Explore His Earth" is, in some ways, really like exploring and scouting out various routes before a grand trip! While scouting and surveying the grand scheme of things, the sciences of His Earth, our appetite is whetted for the real march out, the countries of this Earth. The anticipation builds as we learn about the workings and the ways of His Earth. Then, having gained our bearings in "Explore His Earth," future volumes of "A Child's Geography" will follow the same traditional path of our chronological study of history, trekking through the countries of our world today.

What you need to know:

  • This book is sure to delight ages 4 to 104, but is written primarily for grammar age explorers (gr. 1- gr.6) 
  • 243 pages packed with delightful information 
  • Print book + CD-ROM price $32.95 
  • ebook price (identical to print book w/CD) - $24.95 
  • CD-ROM includes reproducibles in the form of copywork passages, copywork templates, postcard templates, quizzes, world and continent maps, and more. 

A Child's Geography is an amazing study with God intertwined within it. This is one of the reason I LOVE this curriculum. I know when I'm reading this to our children I feel as if I'm really a geographer traveling through the atmosphere,troposphere, stratosphere or even the mesosphere. The author is very detailed in there description of our home the Earth.The first three chapters go into detail about His world, the lower and upper atmosphere. When finished reading a few pages you have Memory Joggers which show me if the child is listening and enhances there narration skills. I love this time to review what we just learned. At the end of each lesson they have three things you can complete:

1. Postcard Home- This is time when you print off from the CD rom which is located at the back of the book. The CD rom has copywork sheets and several other things you can use with this lesson. You will print the postcard on card stock for a sturdy postcard. Here are some of our samples:

This was our first lesson " Introduction to His World" 
They had to draw and color what they thought earth looks like from space and then write about our home EARTH!!!!

Hebrews 11:3
The worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. 

Our second lesson " Peeling an Onion"
They drew pictures of the layers of the earth and then wrote about the atmosphere.  

 Our third lesson " Falling Through the Sky"
They drew the Upper Atmosphere and then they wrote about there amazing adventure they had.

Our fourth lesson " Puzzle Directions"
They drew God's Earth and there journey onto the different continents and tips to remember them. They wrote out there continents and something interesting they learned about one of them. 

Psalms 95:5.... and his hands formed the dry lands. 

Our fifth lesson: " The Swirling Soup in My Father's Hands"

Isaiah 40:12
"has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand".

They wrote about there day riding on the oceans waves all around his glorious globe. They wrote out all the oceans. Also they wrote why the ocean's are one ocean with five names. They wrote about the ocean currents and tides and drew there pictures on the oceans and there tides. 

2. Reaching Out to His World

This section tells you how you can impact our world around us by giving you information about different organization you can support or pray for. 

3. Further Explorations and Experiments

This section they give you books to check out at your local library or buy. 
Fun experiments with simple materials with easy to read instructions. There are a total of eleven lesson to complete in this book. I have enjoyed reading to our children and learning myself about OUR HOME EARTH and totally being in awe of God's goodness to us. 

Thank You to Knowledge Quest for letting us review this Christ centered curriculum perfectly designed to engage your student in OUR Earth that God created with his very own hands. 


Knowledge Quest has generously offered a copy to my viewers. 

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