Friday’s Factoid 1 (by Titus and Joel)


The planet with the shortest day is Jupiter which rotates in only 10 hours. The planet with the longest year is Neptune which takes 60,188 days to revolve around the sun.

But Venus takes 243 days just to rotate on it’s axis and only 225 days to revolve around the sun. That means Venus’s day is longer than it’s year!

Teacher’s Two Cents (by Mom)

2 Peter 3:8 says that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” I guess that’s also true on Venus!
Of course there have been days that have felt like a thousand years to me here on earth, too. And more than one year has flashed by like a day.

Blast-Off Breakfast


To celebrate the start of our astronomy themed school year we had a hearty breakfast of “Stars and Planets.” I made Aebelskivers (Danish pancake balls) sprinkled with star-dust (Trader Joe’s new cinnamon-sugar grinder) and sliced up some star fruit. Served it all up with some Hawaiian coconut syrup and guava jam and thanksgiving to God for His abundant provision.

A is for…

Verse of the Week: A is for…

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:10

Hymn of the Week: Awake My Soul by Thomas Ken, Robert Schumann

“Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run:
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay Thy morning sacrifice.

Wake and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long, unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.”

Awake my boys, and let’s start school!