This past weekend we went on a family hike in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. It was our first real "hike" as a family with all the children. We've done easier hikes, where children can walk the whole way, but this one was a little more intense. Hannah rode the whole hike and Jadon rode part of the time and walked part of the time. It was Will's first long hike where he walked the WHOLE way, carrying a pack with his gear and some of the gear for the family (it was about a 5 mile loop). The highlights of the hike were a gorgeous waterfall and a stunning cliff outlook. The weather was perfect and it was a great family day.
Way down there in that small opening is a building and a few cars you can see...that's where we parked. This is the pinnacle of the hike. :)
Pictures can't even come close to the beauty of this view.
The way home.
This boy was so worn out. He was such a trooper on the whole hike, and didn't complain.
Jadon did much less walking than Will, as can be seen by his energetic expression. Lol. ;)
So I'm not super crafty, but I like to collect Pinterest ideas like any other mom, especially when it comes to homeschooling. The queue of ideas is quite long, but recently I found one that I had to use right away and it was a success! So, I thought I'd share.
Will loves Lego's and this uses Lego's to help with spelling and writing. The child uses the Lego's to help show the positioning of the letters on the lines before writing the word themselves. Will really liked it.
First Will chose a word from random to "build" and write.
Then he started "building" the words with the Lego's.
He successfully "built" the word.
Writing a word after building.
I love this activity for practicing spelling and writing. I just printed the papers and laminated them with construction paper as the backing to make them firm (and colorful). Here's the link:Lego Handwriting Mats.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, whenI have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I COR 9: 24-27