"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Prov. 22:6~

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day!

For Pi Day we celebrated by eating this yummy pie.

key lime pie   k lime pie slice

It’s a key lime pie! It’s so easy to make. All you need is 1 box of lime flavored Jell-O, 2 6oz. containers of key lime yogurt, and 8oz. cool whip. Mix Jell-O and yogurt together in a bowl then fold in cool whip. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill for 3-4 hours or overnight. Slice and enjoy!

Note: You can create different flavors of this easy pie by swapping out the Jell-O and yogurt flavors. The recipe is so easy you’ll eventually be making this off the top of your head without needing a recipe Open-mouthed smile

Friday, March 6, 2015

American Revolutionary War

ARW bookFor the past few months we have been learning all about the American Revolutionary War. We have watched many hours of video footage on the causes and effects of the war. We did some reading and made a lapbooking journal. Our son could have watched video after video about the war but we had to end it somewhere so we could move on. I’m glad he takes an interest in learning about our nation’s history.

I would now like to share with you some of the interesting things we learned about the American Revolutionary War. Did you know the American Revolutionary War is also known as the War of Independence? The original 13 colonies were fighting to be free from Great Britain’s control. Do you know how long this war lasted? It lasted for 6.5 years from April 19, 1775-October 19, 1781.  The British Parliament were taxing the colonist so they could fund the French and Indian War. They taxed  things like stamps, newspapers, pamphlets, playing cards, dice, glass, lead, paint, and tea. The colonist felt this was unfair since they had no one representing them in the Parliament. Other interesting things we learned about are:

Motto: “No Taxation without Representation”
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Tea Party
The Continental Congress
And Paul Revere just to name a few.

There is so much to learn about the American Revolutionary War that I could go on and on. I encourage any of you to take time to learn about the American Revolutionary War and how we became a free nation. We will be doing more war studies. Next up is the war of 1812. I’ll come back to share with you what we learned. Until next time happy learning!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Civil War Unit

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For the past few months we have been learning all about the Civil War. We have watched many hours of video footage on the causes and effects of the war. We did reading and made a lapbooking journal. We even watched several different old movies about slavery. Dad and I wanted him to really see what the slaves had to go through and we had hours of discussions as a family. Our son was really interested and learned so much. It was great to dig deep and allow him learn things he would have never learned had he been in public school. He wanted to keep going with the study but we had to eventually wrap it up to move on to another war he wants to learn about.

Keep reading as I share with you some of the interesting things we learned about the Civil War. Did you know the Civil War lasted for 5 years? It lasted from 1861-1865. This war tore the United States apart. The south did not want to be part of the Union any longer. The Confederates (Southerners) believed they were fighting for their right to not have their property taken from them which included slaves. The Union (Northerners) believed slavery should be outlawed.  Do you know what the main cause of deaths were in this war? It was diseases. The medical practices were not very sanitary so many died due to catching diseases from other soldiers.

There is so much to learn about the Civil War that I could go on and on. I encourage any of you to take time to thoroughly learn all you can. We were amazed at how much we did not know or that what we had been told was incorrect information. That is why is it so important to check out all the facts before believing what you are told is true. We will be doing more war studies. I will come back again to share with you what we learned about next.
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