Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Letter "Z"

Our letter "Z" recipe was Frozen Zebra Pudding Pops. They turned out great!! To see more pictures and the recipe click HERE

We read several "zoo" related books and made this. 
Bible Story: Zacchaeus - Luke 19

Favorite Letter "Z" Books:

My "x,y,z" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by: Mary Jean Hendrick
Zoo Ah-Choooo by: Peter Mandel
If I Ran the Zoo by: Dr. Seuss
Put Me in the Zoo by: Robert Lopshire
Zoomer by: Ned Young
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon! by: Dan Yaccarino
Zero the Hero by: Joan Holub & Tom Lichtenheld
Mrs. Toggle's Zipper by: Robin Pulver

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Letter "L"


gluing leaves on letter "L"

leaf rubbings

Our Letter "L" recipe was Traffic Lights. To see more pictures and the recipe click HERE

Letter "L" Bible Story:
Daniel in the Lions' Den

Our Favorite Letter "L" Books:

My "l" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
The Lorax by: Dr. Seuss
Goodnight Lulu by: Paulette Bogan
Library Lion by: Michelle Knudsen
Lola at the Library by: Anna McQuinn & Rosalind Beardshaw
Leo the Late Bloomer by: Robert Kraus
Little Louie the Baby Bloomer by: Robert Kraus
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Leaves by: David Ezra Stein
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by: Kevin Henkes
The Little Old Lady who was Not Afraid of Anything by: Linda Williams (Halloween book)
The Lamb and the Butterfly by: Arnold Sundgaard & Eric Carle
Mary Had a Little Lamb by: Sarah Josepha Hale
The Crippled Lamb by: Max Lucado
The Little Red Lighthouse by: Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward
Llama Llama Red Pajama by: Anna Dewdney
Ladybug Girl and Bingo by: David Soman and Jacky Davis
The Grouchy Ladybug by: Eric Carle
Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug by: Joe Troiano (Valentines book)
Ten Little Ladybugs by: Melanie Gerth
Skip to My Lou by: Nadine Bernard Westcott
Luke Goes to Bat by: Rachel Isadora
The Little Engine that Could by: Watty Piper

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter "U"

The Letter "U" recipe was Umbrella and Underwear cookies! They were very delicious!! To see more pictures and view the complete recipe, click HERE

An underwear cookie!
Bible Story/Moral:
Unselfishwilling to put the needs or wishes of others before one's own
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NIV
 "not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Philippians 2:4 NIV

Favorite Letter "U" Books:
My "u" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
Great Day for Up by: Dr. Seuss
Umbrella by: Taro Yashima
The Umbrella Day by: Nancy Evans Cooney
Underwear! by: Mary Elise Monsell
Underwear Do's and Don'ts by: Todd Parr
Arthur's Underwear by: Marc Brown
The Midnight Unicorn by: Neil Reed
The Ugly Vegetables by: Grace Lin
Under the Sun by: Ellen Kandoian
Up Day, Down Day by: Jacquie Hann

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Letter "K"

Olivia made Kite Rice Krispy Treats for her Letter "K" recipe. To see more pictures and the complete recipe click HERE

glued old keys on Letter "K"

Bible Story: King David

Our Favorite Letter "K" Books:

Good Night, Good Knight by: Shelley Moore Thomas
Get Well, Good Knight by: Shelley Moore Thomas
Clemens' Kingdom by: Chris L. Demarest
My Cousin Katie by: Michael Garland
Three Little Kittens by: Paul Galdone
Kitten's First Full Moon by: Kevin Henkes
Kipper by: Mick Inkpen
Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? by: John Butler
Koala Lou by: Mem Fox
Kite Day by: Will Hillenbrand
The Berenstain Bears: We Like Kites by: The Berenstains
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by: Eric Carle
The King, The Mice and the Cheese by: Nancy and Eric Gurney
The Biggest Kiss by: Joanna Walsh & Judi Abbot
I Kissed the Baby! by: Mary Murphy
My "k" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure

Letter "R"

Olivia made Resurrection Rolls for her Letter "R" recipe. To see more pictures and the complete recipe click HERE

Ribbon on "R"

painting the colors of the rainbow

Bible Story: Ruth

Favorite Letter "R" Books:

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by: Verna Aardema
Rain by: Peter Spiers (picture book)
Rain by: Manya Stojic
Rain by: Robert Kalan
My Rhinoceros by: Jon Agee
Peter Rabbit Rainbow Shapes and Colors based on works by: Beatrix Potter
Rabbits on Roller Skates! by: Jan Wahl
Little Red Riding Hood by: Margaret Hillert
Little Red Riding Hood by: Harriet Ziefert
My "r" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
Row Row Row Your Boat by: Iza Trapani
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by: Joanne Oppenheim
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by: Penny Dann
Planting a Rainbow by: Lois Ehlert
Weaving the Rainbow by: George Ella Lyon
The Rainbow Fish by: Marcus Pfister
Mystery of the Lost Ring by: Robyn Supraner
Round Robin by: Jack Kent
Red is Best by: Kathy Stinson
I Dance in My Red Pajamas by: Edith Thacher Hurd
Arthur's Reading Race by: Marc Brown

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Letter "Q"

"Q"-tips on Letter "Q"

tracing Letter "Q" with glitter glue

The Letter "Q" recipe was A Queens Quesadilla! To see more pictures and the complete recipe, click HERE

Letter "Q" Bible Story: Queen Esther

Favorite Letter "Q" Books:

My "q" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
The Josefina Story Quilt by: Eleanor Coerr
The Quilt Story by: Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by: Lauren Thompson
Quick, Quack, Quick! by: Marsha Arnold
Little Quack by: Ruth Woods
Thump, Quack, Moo by: Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Giggle, Giggle, Quack by: Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Hattie Be Quiet, Hattie Be Good by: Dick Gackenbach
An Egg is Quiet by: Dianna Aston & Sylvia Long
Queen of the Class by: Mary Engelbreit
Queen of Easter by: Mary Engelbreit

Letter "M"

Olivia's Letter of the Week recipe was M&M Bars. To see more pictures and the complete recipe, click HERE

"M" Bible Story: Moses 

Favorite Letter "M" Books:
My "m" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
The Mitten by: Jan Brett
Little Monkey Lost by: Keith DuQuette
If You're A Monster and You Know It by: Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley
Curious George gets a Medal by: H.A. Rey
Lucky Morning by: Sally Noll
A Mother for Choco by: Keiko Kasza
What Makes a Magnet? by: Franklyn M. Branley
Madeline by: Ludwig Bemelmans
One is a Mouse by: Jonathan and Lisa Hunt
Mouse Mess by: Linnea Riley
Mice Make Trouble by: Becky Bloom 
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by: Doreen Cronin
Mr. Brown can Moo! Can You? by: Dr. Seuss's
Baby Moses in a Basket by: Mina Gow McLean

Maisy Books:
Maisy's Colors by: Lucy Cousins
Maisy Goes to the Movies by: Lucy Cousins
Maisy Goes to Preschool by: Lucy Cousins
Smile, Maisy! by: Lucy Cousins

Lots of good Moon Books:
Moon by: Steve Tomecek
One Lighthouse One Moon by: Anita Lobel
Kitten's First Full Moon by: Kevin Henkes
Goodnight Moon by: Margaret Wise Brown
Owl Moon by: Jane Yolen
Papa, please get the moon for me by: Eric Carle
Moon's Wish by: Anna Grossnickle Hines
Happy Birthday, Moon by: Frank Asch
Moon Bear by: Frank Asch

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Letter "N"

noodles on "N"

Here's the yummy Nutty Fudge that Olivia made for Letter N. To see the recipe and more pictures, click HERE

"N"utella on a cupcake!! YUM!:)
Letter "N" Bible Story: Noah's Ark
Genesis 6-9

Our Favorite "N" Books:

My "n" Sound Box by: Jane Belk Moncure
The Nose Book by: Al Perkins
The Best Nest by: P.D. Eastman
The Napping House by: Audrey Wood
The Night Night Book by: Marianne Richmond
Noisy Nora by: Rosemary Wells
Nuts by: Catherine Chambers
On Noah's Ark by: Jan Brett
Newt by: Matt Novak
The Nutcracker Doll by: Mary Newell DePalma
Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night by: Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day by: Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars by: Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by: Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On by: Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report by: Jane O'Connor

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Right to Life March 2014

The children of Crawford Baptist Church are memorizing Psalm 139:14 this month in honor of the Sanctity of Life month. Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” The whole chapter of Psalm 139 has been speaking to me this week. I am absolutely amazed at the intricate details that God puts into creating each and every person. No one is a mistake. Everyone is knit together beautifully in their mother’s womb as Psalm 139:13 declares. What a mighty God we serve!
What an amazing morning I had as today my family and I participated in our first ever Right to Life March in Lexington. The walk was in honor of the Sanctity of Life Sunday being tomorrow, January 19th. Our church, Crawford Baptist Church, had been planning to attend, and today was the day. I have always been pro-life and I knew that I would enjoy the walk, but I just had no way of knowing how deeply my heart was going to be touched by the morning.
As we gathered at Lexington Baptist Church, Pastor Tim McDonald of Living Water Baptist Church shared with us that just this weekend a local girl decided to keep her baby instead of getting the abortion that she had planned. As I heard this praise, my heart rejoiced and my eyes filled with tears of thanksgiving to our Lord. And my husband, Eric, shared with me that he and the other pastors of OCMA (Oglethorpe County Ministers Association) had prayed for this young lady last Thursday evening. I know the road ahead for her is going to be hard, but she truly has made the right decision for herself and her baby; God is honored with her decision. Because life is valued by God, our Creator, He is deeply pleased with His Creation and has a plan for all people.
Despite the cold weather, there was a good turn-out for the walk. Many churches in Oglethorpe County were represented. Before we started the walk, Angie Williams said a few words, with Pastor Derek Paul of Glade Baptist Church leading us in a song. Pastor Jim Olds of New Life Church prayed for the event and community as a whole. The walk was from Lexington Baptist Church to Bell’s Grocery Store.
I challenge you today to read Psalm 139 in your Bible. We all need a reminder from time to time of just how special and treasured we are to God. Our God is not a distant god. He is close to us and knows our every thought.