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Friday, January 28, 2011

An ants in the pants kind of day

Apparently I’ve started a homeschool trend at my church. There are now two home school families. The other mom is one of the 5th grade teachers I sought advice from last year. So pray for our small homeschool community.

The devotion was about all the cartoon characters that worked show after show to get their enemies. Cartoons like The Roadrunner and the Coyote, Tom and Jerry, and Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny. Why were we glad that these murderous intentions all failed? Because we know life is beautiful and murder is ugly. God planted that awareness in us. God is the author of life itself, and he commands us to be like him in our respect for human life.

Today in JD’s AWANA it wanted him to construct a game that involved the eight reasons how we can know the bible is true. He designed a wonderful game where you simply work your way around the outside of the board. The rules are:
If you land on a “Action” sign you perform that silly action on the yellow card and stay in place.
If you land on a “Pitchfork” you have to move back 2 spaces.
If you land on a “Bible” then you have to read a blue card (with a bible verse on it) and decide which question it answers from the board. If you answer it correctly you have two choices…
You can move yourself ahead two spaces or
You can choose to move someone else two spaces closer to God. (I was so proud of my kind hearted boy for even thinking this one up. An eleven year old gets it!)
If you answer incorrectly you stay in place.
If you land on a “Harp” that is a safe zone. You do not move ahead or back.
If you land on a “Halo” you get to move ahead 2 spaces.
We’ll try it out Sunday night at the AWANA club meeting.

The math lesson was frustrating me and probably boring JD. It was about finding the area and perimeter of rectangles and parallelograms. JD was acting like he had ants in his pants and he was extremely unfocused. Twice I had to refocus him and have him take a break to shake the ants out of his pants. (Which he literally tried to do. How can a mom stay mad at that?) His quiz score reflects the level of active participation he had. He scored a 70% even though I knew he could easily find the answers with the correct formula. Oh well, 70% is still passing.

JD read his book called Hoot today. Those thirty minutes concluded the days lessons. I’ve been feeling pretty drained lately. I think it has something to do with the bug at the other side of the house. Luckily, JD, Jeff and I have escaped any major symptoms.

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