Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MFW EX-1850 - Links to Hymns

I have been searching for hymns on YouTube to go along with our studies of Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan.  I would then save them on my favorites bar in my browser and then delete them after because it was crowding my favorites bar.  (Yes, I save a lot.)  Then I came up with the idea to save the links to my blog so they are easier to find and I don't have to delete them.  I had deleted the rest but may go back and see if I can find them.  I will also be adding to these as we go.  So, for now this is an incomplete list.

Weeks 1-2
This is My Father's World

Weeks 3-4
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Weeks 5-6
The Lord is My Shepherd

Weeks 7-8
Now Thank We All Our God

Weeks 9-10
Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed

Weeks 11-12
Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
(This one does not show the lyrics and does not include all the verses but was the best version I could find)

Weeks 13-14
And Can It Be That I Should Gain?

Weeks 15-16
Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing

Weeks 17-18
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Weeks 19-20
Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Weeks 21-22
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Weeks 23-24
When Morning Gilds the Skies
(This one is a more modern version and appears to be an advertisement for Alaska but it was the only one I could find that I liked.)

Weeks 25-26
My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Weeks 27-28
Amazing Grace

Weeks 29-30
The Solid Rock
(I haven't yet decided which one we'll use yet.  They sound the same but the background and font are different on each.)

Weeks 31-32
In the Cross of Christ I Glory

Weeks 33-34
O Worship the King

You may notice the 'quiet' in front of the word youtube.  This filters out most of the ads and such so we only see the video and not everything else.  :-)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Our Time Line Book

We no longer had room for our wall timeline so I came up with my own solution.

I purchased a 14" X 8 1/2" landscape binder and 14" X 8 1/2" landscape sheet protectors from an office supply store.

I printed a thick line down the middle of several sheets of cardstock and placed them in the sheet protectors which I placed in the binder. 

I used the timeline pieces from our My Father's World curriculum to fill in the dates.

I used images from the internet and two pieces of card stock to make a custom cover sheet for our book.

My kids love to look through the book each time we place a new timeline piece in the book.

Below you can see our cover and our completed CTG pieces and some of our RTR pieces that were not yet completed but temporarily placed in the book so I could figure out the spacing that would be needed.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CTG Week 34 - Our Summer Olympics

For our last day of school we held Summer Olympics games.

Our first event was running

Dad was the finish line

Event #2 was the long jump

Event #3 was the javelin throw (or broomstick throw in our case)

Event #4 was a discus throw (a frisbee wrapped in tin foil)

Event #5 was a shot put (using a baseball)

Event #6 was going to be arm wrestling but...

ended up being thumb wrestling

We had a tie with both kids winning 3 events each
(the main reason we had an even number of events ;) )
Both participants 'won' their wreath crowns they made

The day turned out to be warmer than we expected so emotions ran a little high that day but I think they both still really enjoyed the events and their day.

CTG Weeks 32-33

CTG - Week 32

We actually accomplished some projects this week.  Our first project was a Greek pot.  Instead of doing the project listed in the CTG Teacher's Manual I decided to have the kids do a little simpler version from a project I found on the web site.  It can currently be found here:,default,pd.html?cgid=projects&start=1

The kids each painted their pot white and let them dry.  Then I cut out squares from blue sticky backed foam.  The kids arranged the foam squares in patterns (somewhat) on their dry pots.  Pretty easy.  Not a lot of mess.  My kind of project.

After learning about Esther my husband made the Hamantachen Cookies listed in the CTG Teacher's Manual.  We ate them while watching the Nest DVD about Esther.  They were very yummy and sweet.

The Story Of Esther Video On Interactive DVD

Oh, and during our Bible reading of Esther we would say boo and make noise each time Haman's name was mentioned. The TM states: "For Jews today, Purim is still celebrated as a fun holiday. Jewish people go to the temple and listen to the story of Esther. When they hear Haman's name in the story, they make a lot of noise. They boo and hiss ans stomp their feet or shake a noise-maker..." So that's what we did.

My kids and I also really enjoy the Veggie Tales version of Esther but didn't watch it at that time.

CTG - Week 33

After reading about Greek Dramas the kids colored and cut out theater masks from History Pockets:  Ancient Civilizations.

They also made 'Olive Wreath Crowns' that we used as 'prizes' for our Olympic Games we had our last day of school.  That post is next.

The directions for the crowns can currently be found at here:,default,pd.html?cgid=projects&start=1

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CTG Weeks 18 - 31

During the first few months of the year we were very busy and my husband had surgery so we mostly did the minimum with school but we did add in a few DVD's here and there as you can see.  We did some other fun things but just not always related to our school subjects.  And I didn't get pictures of some of the projects we did complete.

CTG - Week 18

After our study of Samson we watched the Greatest Heroes DVD Samson and Deliliah.  We were able to get this through Netflix.

Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: Samson and Delilah

CTG - Week 19

After our study of Ruth and Samuel we watched the Nest DVD's Ruth and Samuel the Boy Prophet.

The Story Of Ruth Video On Interactive DVD

The Story Of Samuel Video On Interactive DVD

When we finished reading Treasure of the Snow we watched the DVD.  We rented this through Netflix.  We really enjoyed this movie.

Treasures of the Snow - A Story of Friendship and Forgiveness

CTG - Week 20

No extras were added

CTG  - Week 21

After our study of David and Goliath we watched the Nest DVD.

The Story Of David And Goliath Video On Interactive DVD

CTG - Week 22

No extras were added

CTG - Week 23

We listened to the radio broadcast of Handel on

CTG - Week 24

After our study of Solomon we watched the Nest DVD.

The Story Of Solomon Video On Interactive DVD

CTG - Week 25

After our study of Elijah and the Kings of Israel and Judah we watched the Nest DVD and the What's in the Bible? #6.

The Story Of Elijah Video On Interactive DVD

Buck Denver Asks...What's in the Bible Vol 6 - A Nation Divided

CTG - Week 26

No extras were added

CTG - Week 27

We watched the Nest DVD on Elisha after that study.

The Story Of Elisha Video On Interactive DVD

CTG - Week 28

We watched the Veggie Tales version of Jonah after that study.

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

There is also a Greatest Heroes version available on Netflix but we didn't watch it.

CTG - Week 29

No extras added

CTG - Week 30

No extras added

CTG - Week 31

After our study of Daniel we watched the Nest DVD on Daniel.

The Story Of Daniel Video On Interactive DVD

There is also a Greatest Heroes version available on Netflix but we didn't watch it.

CTG - Weeks 15-17

CTG - Week 15

I didn't prepare for Week 15 ahead of time so I didn't have the materials needed to make the tabernacle according to the My Father's World Creation to the Greeks Teacher's Manual directions so I went into the MFW Message Board archives and found an all paper version someone else had previously found and posted.  It can be found here:  Below are the pictures of our completed tabernacle.

We also watched the DVD The Tabernacle.  We were able to rent it from Netflix.  We watched it during lunch one day and even though it was a little dry the kids really got a lot out of it.  It takes you through a 3D tour of the tabernacle and explains each item and what it represents.  It was very interesting and informative.

The Tabernacle

For fun we watched the Veggie Tales DVD Moe and the Big Exit.

VeggieTales - Moe & The Big Exit

CTG - Week 16

After reading about the twelve spies spying out the promised land we enjoyed a snack of grapes, pomegranates and Fig Newtons.

CTG - Week 17

After reading about Joshua and the Battle of Jericho we watched the DVD Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible:  Joshua and the Battle of Jericho.  We rented it from Netflix.

Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

As we continued our study of Ancient Egypt we made an Ancient Egyptian game called Senet.  We used the game board that came with our student sheets, buttons and small craft sticks with one side colored black.

CTG Weeks 13-14

We have finished our year with My Father's World Creation to the Greeks but so far I have only blogged about our year up to week 12.  I really wanted to go back and catalog some of the things we have completed for this year so here goes.


We were in the middle of studying God and the 10 plagues.  For boils I used a large hole punch (1" I think) to punch red circles out of paper.  Then I helped the kids tape them on their bodies.  The tape made them itch so it sort of gave them a small idea of what it would have been like to actually have boils.  I could hardly get them to keep the 'boils' on long enough for me to take a few pictures.  LOL!!

During our study of Bach we listened to the radio broadcast from about Johann Sebastian Bach and we watched the DVD Mr. Bach Comes to Call.  We were able to rent the DVD through our local library system.  The kids really enjoyed this DVD.
Classical Kids: Mr. Bach Comes to Call

CTG - Week 14

During our study of The Exodus we did the optional manna activity.  I got up before the kids and laid down an old clean sheet on the family room floor.  I then popped a bag of popcorn and laid it out on the sheet.  (No butter, no salt popcorn would have been best but I used what I had.)  I then woke up the kids and told them breakfast was ready.  They enjoyed collecting and eating popcorn for breakfast but I couldn't convince them to have the leftovers for lunch.  They couldn't even make it past breakfast.  They would not have done well in the wilderness.

We watched the Dreamworks DVD The Prince of Egypt.  The kids talked about the things in the movie that did not go along with what the Bible said.  They enjoyed pointing out the differences.

We also watched part 2 of What's In the Bible? #2.  My kids, especially my son, really enjoy these DVD's.

Buck Denver Asks..What's In The Bible 2