Saturday, January 25, 2014

Terry T-Rex and his travels!

The package that came home with Terry  T-Rex
from Tennessee
Hey guess what?? Do you know what a flat traveler is?  Well let me tell you a little about it.  There is a set of books called Flat Stanley and the books are about a little boy who gets flattened and decides to mail himself across the country.  So here came the idea that someone had to do just that. Let kids make Flat Stanley's and mail them to friends that would take them on adventures around the world.  And this is where we come in at.

What our Journal looks like. It has 2 pages
that the host family tells facts about their state,
and 8 pages to tell of their adventure's with Terry. 
We have been participating in a group that supports Flat Travelers and connects them with new friends to mail them to. Since I am pre-schooling my son, we made a flat traveler.  His name is Terry T- Rex, and he is a baby tyrannosaurus dinosaur. Since my son loves dinosaurs this fit perfect.  We made a journal to send along to the host family with information about Terry T-Rex and we send a introduction letter with our beliefs in where the dinosaurs come in at in the bible.  The host family fills out the journal by telling us about their state and by telling us what they have done with Terry each day to make his visit fun.  They send back the flat dino and the journal to us along with whatever else they want to send back to us as far as learning materials goes.  They exchange picture of the dino doing things with them.  I am going to be putting a scrapbook together about each travel for my son.  Its not only fun but a learning experience because we can go and learn about the different things each family does with our dino.  So far our Terry has went to Tennessee, Michigan, and Georgia.  He stays for 8 days and comes home. I am very thankful to those host families for participating.

Terry with a picture of the fort in Tennessee.
Terry at the state park that the
host family took him to in

I have yet to host a flat traveler, but I am waiting for someone to ask us too. Below is some pictures. Enjoy and I hope you become interested in doing that with your family.  If so just ask and I will point you in the right direction to finding out how.

In Michigan at the Rain Forest Cafe

With Tracy Tree in Michigan

 My prayer is that this post will bless someone and encourage you to do something fun with your children.  Help them to learn about other places by making it fun. God Bless!!

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter

Friday, January 24, 2014

Today in Pre-school Learning

Well we did a little bit of schooling today.  It was a short day of learning but we got it in. Oh and Q surprised me, he knew the clock said 7 o'clock. I was very impressed and we haven't even really discussed clocks or time.  To be almost 4yrs old in a few days, that is smart I think.

Anyways we watched 4 videos today on YouTube about animals. The first was on Rock Climbing Goats then we went to the Pangolin, on to the Echidna, and lastly we watches the Gelada Monkey.  He picked out the videos he wanted to watch and then we talked about them as we watched them.  Q loves animals. Any kind of animals.

Our devotion today was from Jonah chapters 1-4 and from Hebrews 1:1-2,  1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

We read our story from The Jesus Storybook Bible  It was called God's Messenger, and was about Jonah. We took away from this story to Never run from God.  Q also had to read about Daniel and the lions den today and we took away from that story to Never pray to anyone one BUT God!  We put a puzzle together about Jonah and the Big Fish also.
Q's puzzle we put together. Jonah and the Big Fish.

Today was a great day in the pre-schooling business. It wasn't a long day but a short one for schooling here, but we had fun doing it.  

On another note, our traveling flat T-Rex is enjoying Michigan, while visiting friends.

My prayer is that we have blessed someone today with what we are learning. May God be with you all.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The start of the New Year!

I haven't written in a while, so this will be brief. My family and i started off this New Year by being in a church service to ring in the new year beginning. My husband was invited to preach at this service. Even had he not been invited to preach we would have still been in a church service somewhere that night. As the old saying goes "What you do on New Years Eve when 12 midnight hits, is what you will be doing all year." So I guess me and my family will be in church all year. The bible says in Psalms 100:2 - Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.  That is what we did in that church service we sang and praised the Lord.

I am so glad that the Lord impressed it upon mine and my husbands heart to take our children to church. Maybe what we are doing will in some way rub off on our children and instead of being out partying on New Years Eve somewhere they will want to be in church also.  Acts 16:25 - And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.  Isn't wonderful to know that you can sing praises unto HIM and be heard.  There was sixty seven people that showed up to attend Watch Service. Church let out at 1 am.  Such a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit was felt.  I know lots got help that night. Hoping to ring in another year doing the same.

Sitting and waiting for all to get to the church so we could start.

Talking with friends before service.

So what was you doing on New Years Eve?  This is what I was doing.  May you have blessings from this post. Until next time, God Bless.
Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and HomeSchool Supporter