Tag: stars

H is for…

There were 2 final contenders for our ‘H’ verse and I really couldn’t choose so this week we are doing both! Besides, next week is a review week so we’ll have plenty of extra time if we need it. So…

This weeks Memory Verses: H is for…

“He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows it’s time for setting.”
Psalm 104:19

“He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.”
Psalm 147:4

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Hymn of the week: Great is Thy Faithfulness (Chisholm/Runyan)

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
As Thou has been Thou forever wilt be.

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Glow-In-The-Dark Treasure Hunt

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In keeping with our little homeschool tradition we had our annual back-to-school treasure hunt tonight. This year’s was probably the most fun ever because we had it out on the golf course in the dark (the year we studied geology and our oldest son had to rappel down an abandoned mine-shaft to retrieve the treasure map is definitely a close second). Each boy’s treasure bag (full of new school supplies and astronomy related games, puzzles, and treats) was marked with a glow-in-the-dark star with his initial on it as well as a glow-in-the-dark bracelet that was the same color as the one he was given to wear. So decked out with flashlights and glowsticks and necklaces they followed the stars (the little plastic glowing kind you stick on your ceiling) across the fairway to their treasures. Of course the Milkyway candy bars and Starburst they found were gone before they even left the green.

By the way, “Thank-You” to Kristin C. who I stole the yearly treasure hunt idea from and who I think got it from Colleen N. It’s great having such clever friends!