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Exploration Monday Pics and Ice Skating Tomorrow!

Exploration Monday : Mrs. S is continuing through 'Is Genesis History'. Today we took a look at bones, bone marrow specifically, and how scientists have found bone marrow that is still stretchy in fossils that were previously dated to be millions or billions of years old. Since this isn't possible, some scientists have started using the marrow as proof that our world is really only about 6 thousand years old instead of millions -- building more evidence around the fact that Genesis could quite possibly be an actual source of history of creation and what followed.

The kids are taking a look at actual bone marrow in the pics.

Also our bible verse this week:
Romans 13:21 Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

I love the thought that by simply doing good, or making a simple act of kindness - we can defeat evil. ! This is great news.

Last, We will be ice skating at our house tomorrow. We will dismiss from the school at about 12:20 or so (after we eat) a…
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Volunteers and Pics!

I am already so excited for what 2019 has in store. We have a couple extra helpers for reading/math time in the mornings -- Don Olson, Lisa Finstad, and Bev! They are rotating in and out throughout the week. So very thankful for this addition. Also, Dan and Bobby led a very successful exploration Monday this week. I look forward to seeing how God will continue to evolve the school. He's amazing! and works through so many beautiful hands.

Our bible verse this week is John 3:30 --He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less.

I pray that Jesus fills all our hearts and His light shines through our actions and words. More of you God, please, and less of me. Thank you for loving us! In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Here are a couple pics from today -- I missed the volunteers. But I will get them!

Ice Skating

Hey all! We are going to try something different this year for ice skating! :) I know new can be scary — but I have faith this can work and offer up a little more adventure, and LESS driving.

The ice at our house is good for skating... It’s patchy and zig-zaggy, but the kids and I seem to find this as not so much a set back as an opportunity to explore and use the imagination. Wallace also flooded half of their basketball courts.

So, we will keep the same dates as before — but skate at our house or Wallace. TBD. I will let you know the night before at the latest.

With this change - I will need 2 things from each family.

1. You will be responsible to provide skates for your kids. If you don’t have skates and need help obtaining them, let me know. There are a few extra pairs floating around the area.

2. You will be responsible to bring your kids and take them home when they get tired of skating or playing outside.

We will dismiss at 12:15ish on skating days. Please let me know if you ha…

Happy New Year! Welcome Back :). And Revised Ice Skating Plans.

I pray that everyone is having a good start to 2019. Please remember as we start this year, Jesus also offers us a clean slate, a fresh start. - In Luke 5:20, Jesus says - "Your sins are forgiven."  We are saved by grace through faith, Ephesians 2:8.

Our bible verse this last week was John 3:36 -- And anyone who believes in God's son has eternal life. -- Our focus was the word 'believe'. When we believe in something, it causes an action. If I was driving along and my car slid off the road and I believed help was just a 100 feet away -- if I really believed that -- I would get out of my car and walk to help. If we believe in Jesus - His love, forgiveness, His saving power... we want to draw near to Him. It causes us to stop and call on Him and rest in Him. When we slide off the road in life, or get sidetracked -- Jesus isn't even 100ft away -- He's simply waiting with arms outstretched, to love His child. I pray, in 2019, we rest in His love - knowing we a…

Christmas Program (video). Ice Skating Dates.

A magical evening. The kiddos did amazing and the food and friends were awesome. My heart is full, content, and feeling blessed. Thank you to everyone who came and continue to support the kids and the school. Thank-you Bev for putting the program together and teaching! And thanks Mom, aka Grandma Susan for helping me.... and Lois and Mya and Cassie and Danielle and Kyle and Dad and Dan... actually there is a huge list of people that God continues to work through to make the school possible. .. This is just the tip of the ice berg -- Thank you all so much.

Enjoy the program -- It's just as good the second time :)

Also - Here are the ice skating dates for after the new year : We will dismiss at 11:45 on these days. Please let me know a little in advance if you need help with a ride -- shouldn't be a problem, but just so we know! (I also added these dates to the upcoming events. ) Price is still $5/child or $10/family. This includes skates.

Jan 15
Jan 22
Feb 5
Feb 19
March 5

Another Birthday! Singing @ Bethesda.

We celebrated another birthday last week! I feel very blessed to be able to watch these kids grow and be a part of their lives -- and most of all, share Jesus with them and grow together in faith and hope.

This last week our focus was on 'What does it mean to be a Christian?' -- Is it always being kind? or sharing even when it's hard? or always being able to say the right thing?... or help those in need?... While these are all good things -- What truly makes a Christian a Christian is a relationship with Christ -- with our beautiful Savior, Jesus. We don't have to be perfect -- as a matter of fact - He knows we aren't. He will change our hearts, He will grow the fruits,-- we only need to open our hearts and souls to Him. What an awesome Christmas gift! A Savior! Thank you God for loving us and giving us the most perfect gift of all... and for coming to us when we couldn't come to you. Open our hearts to You so you can make us new and work wonders in our souls t…

Birthday & Rcital Pic. Pantry. Christmas Program.

Just a few things :

First off a couple birthday pics from last week :

Next! Amazing job on the recital guys and girls! We will continue working on a variety of Christmas songs throughout the holiday. 

Next. Pantry!  Don't forget we are serving at the pantry in Webster tomorrow from 3-5. We will be dismissing at 2:00. Please let me know if you need directions.
Also - we got our first thank-you from the care packages the kids help create and send out every Wednesday to those going through a tough time. It was a very beautiful thank-you and encouragement to continue igniting the prairie lights. 
Last! Christmas Program -- Mrs. S. put together the Christmas program for us and they were sent home with your children today. Please take a look at these and make sure you go over and send back in so we can practice with them as well. Each family got one copy. Thank-you Mrs. Schlotte for doing this for us. I can't wait to watch it come to life.
John 1:5 The light shines in darkness, and …

Blanket Tying Pics & Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you all so much for the help today with the blanket tying and the potluck! I didn't know what to expect and although a little crazy at the end -- I felt the blanket project went really great and the food was delicious! I always feel very blessed after spending an afternoon with the families of BCS. I hope everyone has a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend and if you are traveling -- stay safe!

A few pics from the morning -- plus the turkey-cupcake-cake :) courtesy of Cassie!

Thank you God for all of your blessings and above all, your unfailing love. Guide us and teach us your way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! GOD LOVES YOU!!

On to blanket tying...

Ice Skating Pics & Blanket Tying Reminder.

Hey All!

The kids worked very hard this morning to get all their work done and we had a very nice afternoon at the rink. They are all off to a great start. We will not be skating on Dec. 4th because we are serving at the pantry in Webster that day -- but we will get to skate again after the new year! Enjoy the pics :)

Also, don't forget tomorrow is our blanket tying and potluck. We will eat at noon -- if we are not at the school - we are in the church basement, across the street -- that is the plan for now. We will try to tie blankets until 2:30.

Dear God, Thank you for blessing us. Guide our hearts and our hands to serve and glorify you! Thank you for your love and goodness. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy.

Ice Skating!

We have the opportunity to ice skate 2 Tuesdays before Christmas and 5 Tuesdays after Christmas with the CACHE Homeschool Group... weather permitting. The dates are November 20th and December 4th from 12:30 to 2:30. Cost is still $5/child or $10/family. Skates are available at the Ice Arena.
We will be eating lunch at 11:30 on skating days and then dismissing at 11:50. If you would like to go skating, please let me know in advance. If you would like your child/ren to go and need help with rides, we would be happy to help! - Just let me know before hand.
Also, I just realized, the 4th may not work as we will be serving at the pantry from 3-5pm. I will keep you posted on the 4th. We could possibly skate from 12:30 to 1:45 and eat and rest before serving, but that may be too much. I will assess. But please let me know about the November 20th!.

Processing Sight and Sound and Morning Work Pics.

Wrapped up another week. They go so fast, but I'm not going to lie - I'm looking forward to the weekend! :)

On Wednesday we talked about how we receive information through our eyes and ears and a little about how our body transfers this information to our brain. We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139:14 

After, we took in sight and sound by writing mini-compositions and playing them on our homemade colored chimes.  Enjoy the pics. It was a very fun project!

And a few more pics from this morning. It really is a blessing to watch these beautiful guys and gals learn and work together.

I hope everyone has a very blessed weekend! Luke 1:45 -- You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said. We have such an awesome God.