Let Your Light Shine


During our Bible time today we read and discussed Matthew 5:16.
Download a pdf of the memory verse poster here – – > (coming soon)

We had an energetic discussion of the various ways that we can let our lights shine. This included reading about some Christians who are currently being persecuted and some other Christians who are ministering to those in need.

We introduced the kids to Mercy House Kenya, which has been on my heart a great deal the last few weeks. Jonah and I had a long discussion after school about how we can support this ministry, but have not made any official decisions yet (besides praying!). Have you heard about this ministry? Take a few moments and read…


We left the kids with the thought, “Think about ways that you can let your light shine.” We are looking forward to our discussion tomorrow.


Welcome To Math-U-See. Last week I dove in head first and purchased Math-U-See for the older boys (and at this point, plan to use it for the twins next year also). I did not make this decision lightly though, but that is another post in itself.

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Math-U-See does not do “grade” levels, so I started the boys where they fit the best (based on content and the placement tests).

I started Malachi in Gamma, which appears to be grade level for him, with goals to complete Gamma before the end of August.

I started both Moses and Elisha in Delta because that is where they fit best.

For Moses, I have set the goal for him to complete both Delta and Epsilon before the end of August.

For Elisha I have set the goal for him to complete Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta before the end of August.


We dove head first into adverbs today. We started with a fun review by playing Adverb Charades (we printed and made the cards from that link and adapted the game to suit our needs).

I have a funny video to add here :)

Then we went over some adverb learning charts that I printed for each of the kids from online (just Google adverb poster, adverb learning chart, etc. and do an image search and you will come up with tons of ideas).

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here


Adverbs and Adjectives


More resources for adverbs here: Grammatical Parts Of Speech and List Of Adverbs.

Social Studies

We have a subscription to Discovery Education Canada and we don’t use it near enough, so I searched for history videos to compliment the topic we are currently studying: Middle Ages.

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We watched the following short segments today, pausing often for discussion.

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