November 16, 2017

The dragon crystal and the cat crystal part four.

Okaaaaay so were like in a abandoned house. It does look like one. Said Josh. Aaaaaa! Mona screamed. What!? What!? Said Josh. There's a dead man! There laid a dead man. It was not bones yet.
S....So someone just died like about now.......So Josh and Mona walked away from the dead body laying on the floor. Then there was tapping on the floor like something was in the back of them. Then hands touched there shoulders. Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Hi little ones! Why do people call us little ones!? Oh....Well this place is more dangerous for your ages. Ughhhhh! We are not little!! Aaaaaa! said the old woman went away. Because there was a vampire. Aaaaaa! Screamed Josh and Mona. Ha! Ha! Ha! Said the vampire. Now I'll suck your blood! Then fake fangs came out. Uhhhh.....Ha? Ha? You are fake!? yeah. Said the boy. I'm Jack what is yours? Uhhh yeah....I don't think we should be talking too strangers. But then why are you here? Said Jack. Well um......We're here for a cat crystal. Oh you have to defeat a monster. What!? Okay. Fine were is the monster? Go to your left and then your right. Okay. Thanks for your help! Your welcome! Okaaaaay....So were is left? There. Said Josh. Right....Now. So then they went right. Then they saw a BIG BIG monster! Ahhhh! That is a big big slimy monster! Grugh!? Said the monster. Hey! Look! The cat crystal. Let's get it! No. Wait there is a big slimy monster there! Said Mona. It is easy to kill! What!? No it is not! Look see it is fading away? Yes. It's a hologram. Ohhhhhhhhh. That makes sense. Just walk through it. Okay. And then they went through the hologram. Then they got the cat crystal. Then guess what? The building was falling apart! Lte's get out! They went out and went home and both ruled. The end! And remember people the short stories are Hucksley's!😊😊      

November 14, 2017

angry birds

I played the mighty league. an then I played tutorial. bomb guy is my favorite bird because he bombs like a tnt.

November 07, 2017

the dragon crystal and the cat crystal. Part three.

Mona and Josh were looking in the forest. But Josh couldn't take his eyes off the dragon crystal. It was made with ruby. The eyes were diamond and the scales were gold. But then they saw a really mysterious snake. It was really big. Bigger than the venom snake it was yellow. What is that snake? Said Josh. It is mysterious.........But I do not know what that is. Said Mona. Until a little rat came by and the snake turned red. Then the snake ate the rat it turned pink. What!? Okay I totally do not know what that snake is. Then a snail came by it turned green. Uhhhhh I think it is going to throw up. Lets just go. Good idea. Said Mona. Then Mona stepped on a twig and snapped it. The snake got alarmed! It went really fast the Mona was running really fast! But the snake got her and Josh saw. He saw a vine and slapped it. And the snake turned blue. And tears came out of his eyes. And went away. Thanks. Said Mona. I would be raw meat if you haven't saved me. Your welcome. Now lets go find the cat crystal. Okay. But then the snake came back. And he said.....I got you little ones. Uhhhh Mona I feel like somebody is following us. What!? Ha! Ha! Ha!.....Wait do you really mean that? Yes I really feel it. Until they heard a rustle and a sound. A sound that sounded like a......Snake! The snake hissed hi little ones. Stop calling us little ones!! Oh! But you guys are little for going in a dangerous jungle. Well he's right about that! Said Mona. Stop talking! this snake probably has the cat crystal. Wait....I give riddles to people if they walk away from me they shall be attacked. So sit down little ones sit down. What you seek is not with me. It is in something really gray and really stiff with doors and windows starts with H and ends with E. Thank you Mr snake! Hey! don't talk to the snake! now lets look and use the riddle. Something gray something gray. Sigh! Said Mona. I love my gray doll house! Wait a minute! Ohhhhh! It is in a house! So they saw the house. But there was a Bull dog...Guarding. Hey! Look! Chicken! Great! There's bones right? Yup! Then they ate everything and gave the bones to the dog. And then they went inside. Wait for the Fourth part to know what happens to Josh and Mona!

Clash of Kings

I collected resources. I gave some resources to my alliance. No one attacked me today. But I got to R1 today.

November 02, 2017

Part two. The dragon crystal and the cat crystal.

Ready to go to the jungle? Said Mona. Josh: Yes! Mona: packed every thing? Josh: Check! Water, food, rope- Mona: you don't need to say it.....just lets go. Okay if you say so. So they went to the jungle. But they saw something really dangerous. Oh no! what oh no? We are just in India. No! I see a Royal Tiger! Ha! You are just trying to scare me! No I am not trying to do that! It's really true! Look on your left! Then when Josh looked on his left he saw the Royal Tiger. Aaaaaaaaa! Shhhhhhhh! Quiet! If the Royal Tiger hears us it will eat us! And it heard us! It is looking for us! Then the Royal Tiger was smelling and getting closer and closer. Then the Royal Tiger heard a rustle! It was a snake asking for a challenge with the Tiger. And the the Tiger roared at the snake. As soon the Tiger roared the snake spit
poison in the Tigers mouth! And then the Tiger swallowed the poison. And then the Tiger died. Finally
the Tiger is dead! Said the Snake. What? said Mona. The snake just talked! Then lets get out! Said Josh. Are you crazy!? The snake might just do the same thing....Buuuuut it might bite us instead of spitting the poison....Because we do not roar. Said Mona. Yes. That is correct. But do you guys attack Hippos? Yes. Then why can't you go talk to him or get out? Okay okay I'll go! Then Mona got out of the bush. H...Hi...S...S...Snake. Oh my! I didn't know guests were here! Said the Snake. Wait a minute why are you not attacking me at all? Welllllll I don't like eating humans. There....Well...Boney. Said the Snake. Oh. said Mona. We're looking for a dragon crystal. Oh. Well I have it but you first have to attack me and pass me. And when you attack me...You got it. Ewwww! you ate it. Yessssssssss! Then the battle started. Then Mona got the rope and choked the snake and then they cut the neck and got the dragon crystal. And yes Josh did all the yucky stuff. And then Mona said now find the cat crystal. Okay. Said Josh. She said it was in the Forest.
The end of part two! wait for part three! 

What I Did On Halloween

this was the best halloween ever. we got lots of candy and we got stay up. dad went out with us.

October 24, 2017

The dragon crystal. And the cat crystal

There was a china boy who tried to find the dragon crystal. He wants it because who ever found it will rule China. And they said it is in a jungle some where there. So then he said goodbye to his family And went off! He went ta plane. He didn't know it was a plane. Then he saw a dessert and the plane landed on the dessert. Then he saw a girl being weird. She was looking for something. Then he walked up to the girl. Who are you? said the boy. I am Mona. Oh. Said the boy. Who are you then? said Mona. I am called Josh. Good name. welll what are you looking for? I am looking for the crystal cat. Why? said Josh. Because who ever gets it will rule Egypt. That is like me! said Josh. How? Said Mona. because who ever finds the crystal dragon gets to rule China! I know you are from China. How? Because your eyes the way you dress and the hair. Ohhhhhhhhh. Sooo you are looking for the dragon crystal? said Mona. Yes. It's in a jungle. A jungle!? Y...Yes why is that exciting? Because I have been wanting to explore there! Then that means you will help me? Yes I will go help you tomorrow. Okay.   

Playing at the Park by Hucksley

today we went to the park. and played on the swing and played on the curly  slide. and we   played on the  monkey  bar. We found a butterfly bush.

Hermione.

Hermione is really annoying. She is in Harry Potter. Hermione keeps wanting to make the house elves to be free from work. Mom says I am Hermione. Well for me I am not her. And she reads tons of books! And she is soooo smart. But what I am of a part of her is I am really quick with school. The end! 
 

October 08, 2017

The secret cat. Part two

mew!? said secret. Hmmm this was not what I was thinking what it would look like. MEW!? said secret again. hm? who's that? said a grumpy voice. MEW! meowed secret. oh it's a cat. Wait!? A cat? hooray!!! I have a cat! I have a cat! I can't believe it I have a cat! oh um let me introduce myself to you my name is George. Said George. Good to meet you. Said secret. And then secret covered his mouth as in he said a bad word. Aaaaa! said George. You......You can talk?! said  George. Yes I can I even can turn into you. said secret. Really? you can't do that. Then show me! said George. Fine if you want. so then secret turned into him. then George fainted. He went thunk! When he woke up he remembered he was going to kill the cat. So he hid and started to brew some poison drink that  was clear so he can drink the poison. Then he got out bought bowels for secret. And he poured the poison in the water bowel. Which now it's not a water bowel. It's a poison bowel. So then George said go play outside. Then you can drink water. Okay said secret. So then secret went out to play. But then he got thirsty by  the hot sun. he got really hot because his fur on him. so he said mew! Then George came out very fast. Here's your water. Good said secret. So drink up I will come back! So then secret sniffed the poison. Uhhhhh is this poison!? So you think I am so mindless!? Well you are mistaking me! I am off to go to the other place! So then secret left to go to the right side. So then he met the good people he loved them more than the bad George. But secret gave him a gift and what was in it was a photo of both of them smiling together.
The end.
  

October 03, 2017

The secret cat

Once upon a time there was a cat that could talk and see the worlds color. But there was people who would catch his friends. But not him he could turn anything he wanted to turn into. He could turn into a human. He was scared before to turn into a human because he could not talk. But now he could. But there was a little girl who believed there could be something magical around her. But she was right because the cat was all ways watching her. But one night the cat came out to look inside the house so he could eat something. He saw some water inside a glass bottle. So he got up the counter to open it. But when he touched it he slid it of the cabinet. And it broke! It made a loud noise he even jumped four feet! And the girl woke up because the clatter made a very loud noise. So she hurried down stairs to see what happened. Then she ducked so no one saw. But she saw the cat. How could a cat come in here? I mean probably I left the widow open? said the girl in her head. So she said hello! The cat jumped again. Aaaaaa! said the cat. Aaaaaa! said the girl. You.....You can talk? said the girl. yes I can and I don't like people knowing that. said the cat. Why? said the girl. Because. I don't want people knowing that's why. Said the cat. Your not answering why. Said the girl. I do not need to tell. Any way my name is secret. Said the cat. Good name! I have one name too! my name is Josie. Said Josie. Any way good name but can you make me a home or a shelter? said secret. Okay. hmmmm what about a um owner? said Josie. Good! said said secret. But I need to know which is a good owner and how to make them take me. Well we have a good neighbor on the next door it is on the right side. But not the left side. Said Josie. Okay I am ready to take off! said secret. Bye! said Josie. So Josie went to bed. And secret went to were Josie said. But he went to the left side instead of right by an accident.    
The end! wait for the other blog of the secret cat to see what happens to him!

October 01, 2017

Vigrid and Igwald

Vigrid is a very fighting cat he scratches the couch so we took care of that we got a cat scratchier so he stopped. that was Vigrids story. now lets get on Igwalds story. Igwald was a fat cat. he really ate and slept and hid and scratched. Before we even moved they played a lot together. Hucksley and Carver chased them around. They chased them so much they are even scared of me Igwald and Vigrid were not scared of me. So now I try to save them from my brothers. But then I realized Jesus would not do that to us. So I ask them not to chase the around to much. And they listened to me. So Vigrid and Igwald are not scared of me but a little bit. Which I under stand they are scared of me I am bigger than me and they are scared of a broom but I stop and pet them to comfort them.
Thank you for reading this blog. I wish you a good day.
Bye! 

My brother doing school with me at night.

My brother is five years old. So I said for now on he should do school. But when we have a break then then make Carver have a break. But he says please let me do school with you? I said yes. But some times I think he wants a break. But really he does not. He loves learning even being read to so the things I do with him is read, math, time, ABC, counting, that's all I do with him. So that is the 
end of reading of Carver! Read more of my blogs! I will make more blogs for you to read!

September 28, 2017

chapter two the big trouble

When the witch a Goldie left they talked about trying to turn the people alive. But Goldie! how can we turn the people alive? said the witch. Well no one died when the turned the people alive. It's just hard to do that. said Goldie. Okay we will try but if it does not happen they say the people will turn alive by there self and they will attack us! said the witch. I know it's a little stretch but we will try. said Goldie. But...But what about them attacking us?! said the witch. well we have to learn a strong spell that will need two people. said Goldie. hmmmm let me see the book please. said the witch. Okay said Goldie. Your right it does need two people but it's hard to do.We need two people and it is a hard spell but you did not say it's very powerfull. said the witch. Okay lets go! said Goldie. Right now? said the witch. Yes of course we are going to go! said Goldie.  Okay. I will go with you Goldie said the witch. Good! So Goldie and the witch went of to make the people alive. Okay we are here! said Goldie. Now lets look at the book. So Goldie and the witch read the book. Now it looks harder to do. Said the witch. That's because we are going to do it. Said Goldie. Okay lets get on with making the people alive. Okay! Okay! Said Goldie. So Goldie and the witch did the spell Mom! it's making the people alive!
Said Goldie. It is?! Good! Keep working! The people turned alive! But Goldie and the witch passed out. they went thunk! on the ground. oh no! what happened to them?! said a girl. They just passed out child. Oh. But they turned us alive we should help them! the child said. She's right! Said a women we
should help them if they helped us! Yes lets do that. Help them! Help them! Help them! So they took 
them to the hospitable. They recovered. What..What happened? said Goldie. Y....Yes what happened?
said the witch. You helped us turn alive so we helped you. Said a girl. thank you child. said the witch.
your welcome. Hey! what if we have a party! said Goldie Yes! Lets have a party! So they all partied. 
The end. And it is really the end! 

September 26, 2017

The big giant trouble

There was a big giant. People were scared of him! he was about 57 feet! he did not see people. But a man said don't fear the giant! he does not mean to harm you. What about we use a airplane to talk to him that he is harming people. But how will he see us when we are on the ground!? said a person. That is a good question. said the man. what about we get many wands to turn him small like us! that's hard to do! said a strange woman. who's that?! said the man. me! said the woman. are you a witch? said the man. yes. And no one has shrunk a giant in to a small person. Said the witch. Are you sure? said the man. yes I am very sure because I read many books than you people! said the witch. Alright. Then lets just try to turn it small. Said the man. Yes!!! said all the people. but the witch did not say yes. Hey people! said the witch. There is NO way to do that! is that so!? said the man. Yes! said the witch there is no way to do that many people tried to shrink a giant! but they died! just to help us! said the witch. But you do what you want to do. And die! and don't listen to me! you will die and say I have not warned you! said the witch. Go try to make him shrink but you can't. So they went of the tried to shrink him but they could not they died. Tsk! tsk! tsk! bad people that don't listen to me when i am right! said the witch angry. just don't listen. I did said a girl voice. who's that!? said the witch. Me. said the girl I read your books and I listened to you many people died about 123 people died trying to shrink a giant. so..You understand? said the witch. That's because I am your daughter. said the girl you know me. I am Goldie do know now? said Goldie. Yes. Yes! I know you it's been so long to meet you Goldie! I forgot you! well I...I tried to tell them many people died doing this said the witch. I know mother it's hard to say it when people don't listen. I know Goldie I know.
The end! I hope you loved this story!

July 10, 2017

camping at night!

Me, Hucksley, Carver, Mom, Dad, came camping. We saw rabbits, we saw a whole family. We went fishing, I got blue fin, Hucksley got a fish I don't know what kind fish. Dad got bass
because he used are fish what we got him. But it was not big enough for all of us, But dad took a
picture of it. It was so hot we sweated so much. The sun kept getting us. At night we looked at
the stars and moon it was so bright because it was full moon! 

April 22, 2017

A cat and the dog

There was a dog that was mean. And he never said sorry when he bit the cat that never hurt anyone. She was really nice to animals. but the dog was really angry at the cat. So he bit the cat so hard. The cat cried.
 The dog did not care at all. He walked away without even a little worried what he did to the cat. So the cat tried to walk. But the cat could not walk! so she mewed all day until it was morning. They saw the blood all over. They called the doctor. The doctor said "it will heal tomorrow" the cat thought to go tell the dog to say sorry. So the cat went. The dog got sacred. The cat showed the wound. The dog said sorry. Then they became friends. THE END!           
   

March 24, 2017

The Magic Dish

There was a little girl. She said that she would get strawberries. So Mom gave her some food. She went
off to get some strawberries. But she heard a clink! she stepped on a very nice dish. But it got fixed all
by its self. then it made some food. She was very amazed what it did. She thought she could sell it.
But then she thought they can have food if she did not sell it. So she took it without picking any strawberries.
She showed the Mom and Dad the magic dish. They were so amazed! You would be amazed if you got
a magic dish. Would you? They got a lot of food, they sold some food too! They were a happy family!
the end!      

February 25, 2017

My dad used a stick to tune a piano!

 My dad tried to use a stick to tune a piano. We had to be very quiet when dad is tuning the piano. He gets angry if we be loud. So we be as quiet as possibly. I love DAD so much he is a hard worker. I wished that
DAD could stay home. but we need money so DAD has to go to work.we all have to work for each other its very nice to work for each other. Do you work for your family? well i think you are a great MOM.
thank you for reading this!
  

February 20, 2017

The Cat and The Mouse

The cat saw a mouse. The mouse saw the cat and the cat ran away as fast as she could! But the mouse said, "That's weird." But the cat came back. She said "i am very sorry for running away," she said. Very quietly the mouse said, "It's okay." She said, "Thank goodness!" The mouse went to take a walk. The cat joined with mouse. But a fox saw the mouse. He thought the mouse was yummy! He forgot that his friend was there! Well the cat saw the fox. She stood up for her friend and she scared her unfriend. and they lived happily ever after.
The end       
  

February 06, 2017

I love cats!

I love cats. They're very soft. They have fur. They are cute too! Sometimes they can be in your play time. Do you love cats? Well, I love cats. I had a cat too! One was very bad - it was orange and white. Then we gave that one away. Then we bought a tabby. It was black and gray. That's how I loved cats. There are some that are so very hairy that I think they need a hair cut! I mean it. There are some that have no hair. They look weird when you see their eyes. Thank you for reading this story about cats and remember that my name is Sierra! I love cats too!
That's the end of the story!  

      

February 05, 2017

The fox and the chick

The fox was very hungry! but he saw a chick then he had a plan. He crept up to the chick. the chick shouted "help!" all the chickens looked at the chick then they saw the fox they slammed the door very hard and locked the door but not his mom she saved her chick from not getting hurt she wold always come to save
her chick. He was happy that he had a brave mom. the next day the fox was even hungrier then he had
anther plan he dressed as a girl but his mom was busy that she didn't see the fox. So fox went to chick.
he said. "Hi little chick!" but he said. "I am not little!" he said then fox said. "sorry for saying that" then he
tore his clothes! and the chick screamed all over the barn the mom heard his scream she saved her chick
from the fox and killed the fox and lived happily ever after.                       
 The end.

February 03, 2017

the clever sheep.

the farmer was late to feed the sheep. And you know why? It was because he is sleepy! He was sleepy because he stayed up all night partying. Well lets get back to the sheep. The sheep very hungry the clever
sheep had a plan he said" lets get the ladder then we can clime on the ladder! But we have hooves not hands  we cannot clime the ladder because we are sheep not humans!" They said. But then he had another plan
he said we can use stairs so we can get up for food then we wont be hungry! and they said  "yes!" The farmer woke up and went to feed them. He saw them eating. the farmer said. "What is all the this nonsense! But then they said. "baa!" and they lived happily ever after.        the end.




























December 31, 2014

December Highlights

Currently reading to the kids:
Charlotte's Web (I gave up somewhere along the way and let them watch the movie.)
Gospel of Mark

Bible:
Continuing catechism from Piper's Child's First Book of Question and Answers.
Hucksley is learning The Lord's Prayer. (Sierra already knows it.) 

Language arts for Sierra included:
100 Easy Lessons - we're taking it nice and slow, taking time off from the lessons to read easy readers from the library. These included
- Do You Like These Boots?
- Fred and Ted's Road Trip
- Pete the Cat
- Chicken Said "Cluck!"

Writing for the older kids is one page from Kumon Upper Case (Hucksley) and Lower Case (Sierra) letters.

Math:
Math U See - subtraction is still relatively new but does not cause tears. The older children do two pages a day from the Alpha workbook. Some mental arithmetic has been introduced. Children are learning weighing and measuring from math apps. Learning ways to make 10.

We took Christmas week off. Hucksley turned 5. Older children performed in church choir for the Christmas program. 

November 29, 2014

November 2014 Highlights

This was the month we experimented with "unschooling," at least as I understood it. I flirted with the idea of writing an entire blog post about unschooling and how I came to the conviction that it is not how I envision raising my children and how many aspects of it are too unbiblical to be able to incorporate into a true Christian education and upbringing, but, alas! I have no time for such an endeavor. Suffice it to say then that for now our homeschool can be delight driven to some degree as long as the strong emphasis remains on Bible, language arts and math.

With that said, much of November consisted of field trips. It was a great time of year for such a thing with the great weather. There was the Sacramento Zoo where we heard a real lion roar (reminded me immediately of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia) and the Sacramento Children's Museum.






We also went to see the monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, concluding our unit study of butterflies. We combined a much needed family vacation with it and the kids had a blast and spent some time with their grandfather, who is an entomologist and had a lot to tell them about the monarchs. We brought home some milkweed to plant in our front yard, which is currently under landscape construction - is that a term?









Sierra's life skill's education continued with gusto this month as well. She learned to do laundry, make scrambled eggs (with supervision).



Related to the above conviction I mentioned, we have had many opportunities for character building, which I am especially grateful to the Lord. Even though it was hard to be corrected and harder yet to correct the children in the path they were headed, especially Sierra, I was glad that it came early enough and that we had the opportunity.



This was the month I introduced subtraction to the older children. Oh yes, there were tears. But I assured them they would be subtracting like champs in a few months.

Bombie's reading from 100 Easy Lessons continues. Easy Readers from the library are such a blessing. Hymn of the month: (all the way through Christmas) Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.

November 26, 2014

October Highlights

Since I'm far, far behind on updating this blog, here are some highlights from our October homeschool sessions. We finished reading our second chapter book James and the Giant Peach and watched it on Netflix. The kids seemed quite jarred by the fact that the movie didn't follow the storyline of the book closely. I much preferred the book myself. Nevertheless, it was quite exciting to read the book and watch the movie. (Don't be fooled by the slump. That's how they watch TV.)


October also marked a time of refusing to use manipulatives in solving math problems. Especially Sierra. She wanted nothing to do with the units in Math-U-See. So we experimented with other manipulatives. Here we are using plastic flowers. She has since settled on (uncooked) macaroni. Hucksley loves the green units.


There was also in October in addition to the usual math and reading a visit to the pumpkin farm, which they loved.














And there was fall decorating, which Sierra especially undertook with gusto!








We went on our first official nature walk, found the seed of a magnolia tree, planted it, talked about seeds, seasons and pinecones and how God sustains not just various trees but other plants and animals in and around the trees as well and how nothing is lost in God's economy and how God has given men dominion over every other living thing. Then we spray painted some pine cones and, you guessed it, decorated the house with them some more.






The weather was perfect, so painting was on the menu - since it's too stressful to do inside the home.







The older kids got a new chore chart with a new "chore" of 2 pages of math each day. And it worked!






Also, my dear daughter, now 6, learned how to do laundry.

And there you have it. October 2014.