and Z is for…

A Verse Hid in Our HeartsZ is for
“Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!” Isaiah 40:9

A Hymn to Impart“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

How Our Week Was Spent
We did an experiment with different amounts of water in glasses and we banged on them with spoons and it sounded like bells. Then we drank all the water (Sam, 5).
experiment
That experiment showed that crickets chirp higher than grasshoppers because their wings are shorter. Also they are like thermometers because if you count how many times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds and then add 40 you get what the temperature is (Joel, 8 1/2).
hikers
Our neighbors took me and Joel and Dad on a hike down to Kealekekua Bay. It was hot and there were lots of grasshoppers on the trail. We went snorkeling and saw some neat fish. There’s a monument there in remembrance of Captain Cook who was killed by the natives. It is on British soil so we basically hiked all the way to Great Britain (Titus, 9).
monument
I found an injured Saffron Finch on our Lanai. I carried it downstairs and everyone got to pet it. Then after we left it alone a little while I scared it and it flew away (Nate, 7).

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Teacher’s Two-Cents
This week’s blog was way late in getting posted so all this stuff happened several weeks ago. And since then there has been oodles of exciting stuff going on around here. So much that even though we’ve made it to the end of the alphabet we’ll have to blog a couple more times to get it all in. We’re all done with most of our school work at this point and are just focusing on math, spelling and our state reports till the end of the month. Plus we have standardized testing next week. Yikes!
So Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, especially the Omas, who Tom and I are proud and thankful to say are the two best moms in the whole, wide world. In fact the only thing better than having them for mothers is knowing our boys get them as grandmas. We love you, Omas! And as Gideon’s onesie proudly proclaims…
My Oma loves me

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7 responses »

  1. I am happy to hear that you have a few upcoming posts! Yay! I think it’s so NEAT that four of your boys are joining efforts to write the posts! Looks like you are having lots of fun! Can’t wait to hear about what else has been happening there! Hope all goes well on test day! Happy Mother’s Day, sweet friend!

    • Sam participates via dictation only but it’s always fun to hear what he has to say. Nate tells me what he wants to say then I write it out in all caps for him so he can find the letters on the keypad more easily. Joel likes to write his out first and then type it but Titus just likes to sit down at the keyboard and fire away. Mind you, they are all hen-pecking at each letter so I’m thinking a typing class might be in order :). Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. thoroughly enjoy all comments–so thankful for the God-directed lessons you all are learning and sharing. Keep them coming!!!! Cousin C

  3. I, agree with “I have no greater joy:” I am thankful a few more posts are coming! Thanks to Joel for the very interesting fact that crickets are like thermometers and how to determine the temperature from their chirps. The photos of the boys with the finch are delightful; they are so gentle with it. 🙂 Thank you, each one, for your contribution to this blog. God bless you all. Aloha, Paula

    • Paula, it’s always such a joy to see you’ve stopped by our blog. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and for being such a wonderful example to me even from my youth. Love to you and yours.

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