Tuesday 7 May 2013

May inspiration

Over the last week, we have had some proper Spring weather. We've been making the most of the outside
including the sea.

Angelicscalliwags' post about the Before Five in a Row book, Yellow Ball, has several sea related activities. Painting some of the many pebbles, that came back with us, seems to be a definite must.

Lextin academy posted with links to the memory work that they have done. I found the lists thought provoking. This year, we have learned verses from the Bible but not as a bigger block. Learning a Psalm or part of a chapter is something that I am keen that we start to do.  The lists have some psalms and passages that we might use although not in the Authorised (King James) version that we use.

After posting on keeping down the cost of living, I found that Morgan at Growing in the Fens had put up a page of Top 35 ways of saving money.

The Unlikely Homeschool has posted an introduction to independent Project based learning. I loved the way that this teaches time management and research skills.

Last, an old post from Sunhats and Wellie Boots about making spider canvases. We've used this idea before but on paper rather than canvas. Last week, we pulled out some canvases that I had stashed away and made spiders. This is so simple and effective.


  1. Thanks for linking to my blog! I have been trying to make memory work more of a priority this year (and hope to focus on it next year as well). It has been such a blessing to hear my kids recite entire chapters of the Bible. It's so neat for them to hear familiar verses in context of the whole chapters. But my favorite part is when we're in church and the pastor references a verse or passage and they sit up and say, "I know that verse!!!" They are so excited when they know exactly what the sermon is about.

    1. Yes, that is so special when they recognise a verse.

  2. Thank you so much for including a link to my blog. I really appreciate your generosity each month in highlighting others. I clicked onto the saving money one, and via her came up with an incredible blog sharing of her journey to pay off her mortgage in 5 years. So thank you for taking the time to share!