2 posts from day 26/02/2013

Spoonful of sweetness for a dose of distress

Baking cookies
I can't begin to tell you the kind of day we had around here. You wouldn't want to waste time reading about it if I did. I will say the morning began with two girls arguing over who had to do what in the barn at 7 a.m. and everyone wanted me to pick a side. I refused and by some stroke of divine intervention said, "Ask yourselves this: 'What would Jesus do?'" The impact was immediate. Both girls froze. They stared at me in disbelief, glared daggers at each other and then traipsed to the ... Continue Reading

Tunnel vision and Word Teasers

Tunnel Math - homeschooling at FarmgirlFollies.com
We're calling this tunnel math. It's a new form of arithmetic that encourages affection for telling time, learning fractions and counting to the hundredths place. Who knew math could be so much fun!  If you have boys you know it can be a challenge to get them to sit still for any length of time. Some days we do fine, some days I get creative. This morning I used my tunnel vision. Success! And just as soon as he finishes that math test it'll be time for some teasing. Word Teasers ... Continue Reading