New Homeschooling History Books!

It’s Friday!!!

Wow, what a relief.

Today, I was inspired to write a different kind of post. This week, my mom was teaching my younger siblings about the Vikings, and she read aloud this really interesting book to them. I was doing my own school, cooking, and prepping for Christmas, so I didn’t really catch a ton of it, but what I read certainly sounded great.

The Imagination Station!!!

Let me give you a quick synopsis:

When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.

It’s really fun, and both of my little siblings really enjoyed reading this, accompanied by a Viking study. Moving on, Mom thinks she will do a study about the Pilgrims for Thanksgiving (Problems in Plymouth). I know that this really isn’t the sort of thing I would usually post about, but I was just thinking about all the homeschoolers that I follow, and how much the posts can inspire us in our homeschooling.

Recently, we were definitely awed by the post Our Interactive Topographical Map by erensinger at Little Library in the Big Woods. If you’re looking for some really cool homeschooling ideas, check there!

Well, that’s about all. I hope you have a great day. History is amazing! History is wonderful! Keep learning! God bless you!

Winnie the Pooh First Term Bullet Journal

I promised some pictures from my bullet journal for the first term, which starts on Monday. My theme was sort of an autumn Winnie the Pooh thing, so this was my cover page. I think I may like to color in the acorn, but I’m not sure, yet. I liked how it turned out, anyway.

I liked this spread, because it’s kinda like a goal for the next term, which lasts for six weeks. I haven’t filled in my goals, yet, but when I do, I’ll draw some more leaves and wind in around it. But, I kinda liked my mispelled signs, and I think this page will be cheerful and encouraging as I continue to revisit my goals through the term.

Yes, I am aware that this spread is pretty boring, but I’m going to write something that I’m grateful for every day. It’s going to be pretty cool at the end off it, but, yes, it is a little boring right now.

For my first week, I wanted to draw Piglet and do a pink theme. It’s true that I really do relate to Piglet more than any of the other Winnie the Pooh characters, so I really liked this spread. Not to mention the fact that I put one of my favorites quote in the corner: “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

I wanted to do an Owl theme for my second week, and I drew a little picture of Owl which I think turned out pretty well. I also used some of my favorite markers to add a bit of brown to my page (ha! I’m usually trying to add a more exciting color!). I’m also experimenting with some block lettering which didn’t turn out great, but I’ve gotta keep working on it to get better.

By the time I get to the third week, I’m always feeling a little down (not unlike Eeyore), so I did this really calming blue theme, with a ‘thanks for noticing me’ calligraphy bit, and I also did this little Eeyore picture. Yes, it looks like he has a crick in his neck; no I did not mean for it to look that way.

Okay… I really like my Roo drawing here. Kanga turned out pretty well, but there’s just something cute about Roo staring at the book intently, so I like that. I also used this light blue marker, which is literally my favorite of the colors in my marker set. I also put this cute little quote, ‘how about something nice, like a warm hug?’ which is really just about the cutest thing a mom can say when asked what they’d like to receive.

For my fifth week, I liked this yellow theme, with the yellow blocks. It’s just kinda cute, so I like it. There’s also the little rabbit doodle, and my slotchy face looks a little weird, but I think it turned out well. I added a bit of calligraphy, and then found out I didn’t have room to put any vegetables, or anything. I may outline a few vegetables on the edges of the borders, but I haven’t decided. But, what could you follow a Rabbit spread with besides for…

Tigger!!! T-I-double ‘guh’-er! That spells Tigger! My Tigger doodle turned out alright, but it looks a little odd. I’m not sure why. But, I really like how my boxes for the days have stripes on the border. I mispelled the days of the week (my personal favorite is the spelling of ‘satterdey’), and I also printed the little song he sings when he introduces himself. Tigger was really the perfect character for this week, because he’s filled with so much excitement, and he’s so bouncy, which is usually how I act on the last week of school before a break!

At the end here, I may add some more spreads (which I’ll share when I do), but I wanted to start with this one which is my book tracker page. I used some of my favorite book and wooden board doodles from Stone Soup for Five, so I really like those. Once again, I have the block letters I’m trying. I used this Winnie the Pooh drawing I found on Pinterest (thanks to My Inner Creative!), and it just really came together well.

That’s my Winnie the Pooh/autumn bullet journal term, and I really like it. I’ll probably add more autmnish stuff in the back, but this is a good place to start. I hope you enjoyed it

Who’s your favorite resident of the Hundred Akre Wood?

-A Christian Girl

Music for School

I can’t imagine doing school without music. That’s one of the scarier sounding parts of school outside of my home. Whenever I have an important paper or assignment to sign in, I shove some earbuds in and I start up my music. When I need to do some reading on an important subject, I scroll to my film score playlist, and I shuffle it while I read through whatever the subject is. Learning is never better than when I’m listening to Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, and- one of my personal favorites- John Powell.

When I’m writing though, I can listen to either music with lyrics or instrumental music. I pick the music that gets me moving, gets my adrenaline pumping, and keeps me going while I’m trying to write quality work without spending all day on my laptop. If I’m going to be writing all day, I’d rather be writing fiction. So, work assignments are usually given music courtesy of Billy Joel, the Four Seasons, Adele, the Beatles, and the King.

Today, I’ve compiled a list of songs for studying, and for writing, if you like writing to music. I use both lists for math, though. I can use all the help I can get!

Songs for Reading:Songs for Writing:
Test Drive (John Powell)Movin’ Out (Billy Joel)
This Land (Hans Zimmer)Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
Dawn (Dario Marianelli)Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Overture and a Prisoner of the Crusades (Michael Kamen)Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
I Will Never Love Again (Mark Knopfler)Working My Way Back To You (Four Seasons)
The Princess Appears (John Williams)Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Only the Beginning of the Adventure (Harry Gregson-Williams)Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Ben (Trevor Rabin)Still (Tim McGraw)
Training the Supersoldier (Alan Silvestri)Hello (Adele)

God bless you,

-A Christian Girl