Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Free Geography program

Learn Geography of the world. We've been playing this game all morning!!

I signed up for the newsletter at Knowledge Quest
and then was able to download "Global Mania - Master Geography in 7 months"
for free from them after they sent me a welcoming email.

This game is part of learning about geography of the world in 7 months.
Seterra is a challenging geography program with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!

I downloaded the Sebrans ABCs games too. - There are several letter and word learning games - - but I like the Math Games the best
It's never too early for your child to become familiar with letters and numbers. Sebran's ABC's colorful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games teach letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading.

God bless you!Laurie

Monday, January 29, 2007

St. Patrick's Breastplate

I thought this would be great for St Patrick's Day coming up.

MORNING OFFERING --- Breastplate of St. Patrick
I arise today through a mighty strength,the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Threeness,through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today through the strength of Christ with His Baptism,through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial,through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubimin obedience of Angels,
in the service of the Archangels,in hope of resurrection to meet with reward,in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets,in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors,
in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through the strength of Heaven:light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendor of Fire,speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea,stability of Earth, Firmness of Rock.

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me,
God's host to secure meagainst snares of devils, against temptations of vices,against inclinations of nature, against everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

I summon today all these powers between me and these evils:against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul,against incantations of false prophets,against black laws of heathenry,against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry,against spells and smiths and wizards,against every knowledge that endangers man's body and soul.

Christ to protect me todayagainst poison, against burning, against drowning,against wounding, so that there may come abundance of reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me,Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right,Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length,Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today through a mighty strength,the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness,through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord.Salvation is of Christ.
May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

God bless you!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Whale & Dolphin Curriculum

While exploring our first year homeschooling, I discovered websites on how to lapbook & notebooking.
We took our annual Whale watching trip on our boat to follow the Gray Whales. We have been going every January.

This was our first time ever seeing the whales do breaching-- amazing!
We also saw groups of dolphins that we have never seen in previous years.

When we got home I started to search the internet for more info on the migration of the whales for the kids, and found this great free curriculum:

This curriculum is intended as a resource for teachers interested inintroducing their students to whales, dolphins and porpoises. It contains some basic background information on cetaceans and offers some ideas foractivities to engage students. It is not intended to be either all encompassing or the ultimate resource. The hope is that this will serve as a springboard for teachers and their students to delve into the world of cetaceans and the marine environment.
Have Fun!

Laurie Usborne has great whale, dolphin, seas & oceans books too!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Pelicans in San Diego Bay

Pelicans floating by our boat at the dock.... hoping for some fish.
we threw in a goldfish cracker, but they were not interested.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Happy Birthday

Opening presents for my birthday.
Having some ice cream cake.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

K lost a top tooth

Dad was wrestling with the kids............. K put her teeth on dad's finger, he yanked in pain and pulled her tooth out!

It has been loose for a while, but not ready to come out.

Alert the Tooth Fairy!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Derek playing with my socks

Derek thought it was funny to have one hand and one foot sliding around the wood floor.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What Ice Cream am I?

This is hilarious because you put in your name and it tells you what kind of Ben & Jerry's ice cream you are........... and this is my absolute favorite flavor!!!

You Are Phish Food Ice Cream

You've been described as gooey and fudgey. Sorry.

Monday, January 08, 2007

That tooth won't come out

Kate's tooth bends pretty far back.

Even Marsi tries to get it out for her.

It is not ready!

Monday, January 01, 2007