Wednesday's Wonderful Website: Cinquain Lesson

Last week I had posted information on a site that went through how to write a haiku.  We're still studying poetry for writing, and I wanted to work on cinquains this week.  I found a great graphic organizer to help with that over here. Check it out!

Planning for God's Plan

I'm a planner.  I like to know what's going to happen, when it's going to happen, and I usually have everything lined up accordingly.  Yet, repeatedly, God places me in situations where I don't know what's going to happen, where I can't plan, and where I have to (fully...not partially) rely on Him.  In all such situations, He is faithful to lead me, guide me, and carry me through to where He wants me to be.  While I know this to be true, I continually kick and scream like a raging toddler whenever I feel like I have no clue as to what is going on.  

Wednesday's Wonderful Website: Toondoo

Over on, your children can create their own cartoons!  Cute site.  (*There is a paying option and a non-paying option. Your child/children can do enough on that site without you having to pay anything!)  ENJOY!!!

"Socializing" Homeschooled Kids

I am on several Facebook groups that are specifically for homeschool moms.  Again and again, people wanting to homeschool face the challenge of the "What about socialization?" question.  Again and again, I write down my comments on these Facebook group pages that sound something like the following:

Wednesday's Wonderful Website: Scholastic Story Starters

Recently I spoke to my homeschool group about teaching writing.  There are so many wonderful websites out there to help in this endeavor.  One site that I like just a little more than others is Scholastic Story Starters.  On the site, your child simply starts by picking a theme:  adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, or scrambler (which is miscellaneous).

Joy Really Does Come in the Morning...Right?

On Sunday our pastor spoke on having joy in our lives.  On Monday I woke up and contemplated joy.  Honestly, I don't know about you, but I know that I have times when I struggle to have joy.  ACTUALLY, I have times when I struggle just to get out of bed...knowing what the day ahead MIGHT bring.  Joy is the LAST thing on my mind; I'm thinking about just surviving


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