Friday, February 8, 2013

Paper Valentine’s Cookies and Adventures in Odyssey Audio Series ~ Our Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

Hi!

In our homeschool this week…

We’re crazy for Valentine’s Day! Maybe it’s because Christmas is long over and we need a little something to celebrate. Maybe it’s because we like sugar cookies. Maybe it’s because we usually get more snow around Valentine’s Day. J

The children have started a group lapbook on Valentine’s Day. The Littles spent a day on a Valentine’s craft. And we’ve been listening to the Adventures in Odyssey radio theater episodes about Saint Valentine and the history of the day. What a wonderful time to talk about God's love!




Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Preschool activities like tracing, cutting, and gluing don’t need a fancy curriculum. Get out your cookie cutters and you’re good to go!

The four-year-old and the seven-year-old created such pretty plates of paper cookies that the thirteen-year-old procrastinated from her “boring” history lesson to make her own.

Fun and pretty, without the sugar mess. Just don’t eat them! J


My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing my eleven-year-old polish and rewrite several of her short stories and then make a scrapbook-ish cover with individual title pages inside. Her first “book” made completely on her own initiative! {I think she might have been inspired by – or felt like she needed to compete with – her sister’s lapbook on poisonous animals.}

I’m baking…

Secret Ingredient Sugar Cookies. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!




On the blog this week…

Ten Ways Bigs Help Littles {and Mom} ~ another installment in the Big Family Idea Bonanza Series.


I’m grateful for…

A husband who tolerates getting thrown up on by a child (or two) and then helps to clean it up. Yes, the flu has returned this week. L


A photo to share…


“How loud do I have to sing before I can hear myself?”

Pretty loud!







What do you do for Valentine’s Day in your homeschool? How was your week?


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16 comments:

  1. Such a cute smile! I love the cookies- both :)Thanks for linking up with Photo Friday- hope to see you again next week with another great link :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the link-up!

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  2. The flu again?! Ugh! I hope you and your family beat the sickies soon (and they don't return)! Anyway, we do very little for Valentine's Day. Sometimes I get the kids those little heart boxes with a few chocolates in them. With a son born the day before and another son born the day after Valentine's our focus has always been on BIRTHDAYS. LOL But it sounds like you're having some fun celebrating already!

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    1. Birthdays are way more fun than Valentine's Day. I would concentrate on those also! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Looks like you had a fun week! We have been doing our first unit study on Valentines Day this week too. It's been lots of fun! I have blogged about it if you want to hop over and check it out. :) And I hope the flu bug doesn't stay long!

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    1. I'll come check it out, Kayla, and thanks for visiting!

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  4. Your cookies look delicious. I made my hubs cinnamon rolls today. Doesn't it make your heart smile when you know they're going to enjoy the treat?

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    1. Yummo! LOVE cinnamon rolls! Yes, one of the most satisfying aspects of being a wife (and mother) is feeding him. Thanks, Pamela!

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  5. Love the paper cookie idea. How cute! Not sure how we are going to celebrate Valentine's day yet. Sorry the flu has visited you all again. Hope you are better soon. Have a blessed week!

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    1. We're better today than we were Thursday night when I scheduled this post. Hopefully we can stay well for a while. :) Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Great post! I've been looking for some good material on St. Valentine's day. I don't know WHY I didn't think of Adventures in Odyssey -- I just finished reading through their book about St. Patrick and it was very good. I'll have to check it out. I love these little cookies! I think we'll give it a try this week!

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

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    1. My children love Adventures in Odyssey. We like to listen during lunch -- it makes for a very quiet meal. :) Thanks for visiting, Lindsey, and many blessings to you!

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  7. Great Valentine activities! Sorry about the flu!!

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    1. We're better now (Saturday) and praying we all stay well. Thanks for visiting, Mary!

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  8. I like the idea of the paper cookies...they are lots less fattening. : )
    But I like your secret ingredient cookies too. I'll have to try the pudding in mine. They look delicious.

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    1. Definitely fewer calories, Gail. :) Thanks for commenting!

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