Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year! From the Sauve Family

Another Year is Dawning

Another year is dawning: Dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee;
Another year of progress, Another year of Praise,
Another year of proving, Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness In the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning Upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting, Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service, Of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training For holier work above.
Another year is dawning: Dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven, Another year for Thee.

By: Frances Ridley Havergal and Samuel S. Wesley

Year-end Educational Grande Finale!

Years ago we decided that since we homeschool we have the liberty to start and end our school year when we want. Since our calendar year ends in December, why not our school year. It works well for record keeping and for ordering new books; we now can write year 2005 instead of 2004-2005 and no back-orders. This week we decided to end up our year in a little different way; we would use fun games to review a different subject each day. Adding to the fun, the whole family joins in, even the three that have "graduated."

We will be posting each day to share the fun we had on that day's subject.

(Please ignore the date at the top of this post. We just did that so it would remain at the top through out this week's postings. Thanks! :-)

Definictionary Revealed!

We have posted the answers to the word defining game! Thanks to all who participated and shared their thoughtful answers!

Friday: History/Geography

Today we played Global Pursuit, a game where you have to really know your facts about geography and history! Lets just say that we didn't really know them all! Anyways we had fun, and even though we weren't able to finish the whole game I think we learned a little more about our world than we knew before. Posted by Picasa

Winter Workout

During these colder winter months, we have resorted to indoor activities to keep us fit, and to get our blood moving. Jump roping, mini trampoline, and stair- climbing, as well as the use of a treadmill, and stationary bike, ( left to us by our Grandfather) occupies a ten minute space of time between studies (or academic games) three mornings a week. We usually have one person at each "station" rotating every 2 min with Mom at command with a stopwatch.

How high and how fast can YOU jump-rope? Posted by Picasa

How much longer do we have to do this? (Mister dramatic himself!) Posted by Picasa