Welcome to the blog of Lighthouse Christian Homeschool!

This blog serves three purposes:

1. To have a place to 'jot down' the day to day happenings in our homeschool for our support teacher to see, in hopes that some of the things we do will fit nicely into the provincial learning outcomes.

2. To keep my family up to date on what we're 'up to'.

3. To glorify God.

So on that note, come on in!

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Blog

I've started a new blog since this one is full. You'll find it at tntmillard.blogspot.ca
My first post is our Christmas update letter.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Magic Sand and Insta-Snow

We've been having lots of fun doing cool science experiments from our Big Bucket of Science that we bought from Steve Spangler Science (http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/big-bucket-of-science). We played with Magic Sand which doesn't get wet in water and also with Insta-Snow which is a super absorbent polymer. It's great fun and learning too. I went to put up pictures of this, but blogger seems to think I have no more space for photos unless I pay. Not sure what to do about this.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Science Guy

Joshua has been doing lots of science experiments for his new science curriculum this year. He looks so sophisticated with his safety glasses (c:

 Density in Nature
 Layers of Corn Syrup, Water and Oil
 The rock sunk to the bottom, the grape stopped on top of the syrup
 The ice cube stopped on top of the water and the cork floated at the top.
 Atomic Motion
 One Hot Water and One Cold Water
 Which One Does the Blue Food Colouring Move Through Fastest?

 Two Chemical Reactions at Once
 Baking Soda and Vinegar and Cabbage Juice

Garbage Fun

As many of you know Surrey has switched to a new system for garbage pick-up. We had some fun with our new garbage bins before they got dirty:

Mud Bay

I don't always remember to take my camera along when we go outside, but sometimes I do. Early in September we went on a hike around Mud Bay with some friends. It was beautiful there and we enjoyed a nice long walk.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sailing Into a New School Year

Well, it seems I've done it again. I've left a huge gap in my posting and feel the need to 'catch up' again. Since I don't really have the time to totally catch up on the summer (and late spring) all at once, I think I'll start with what's happening now and fill in the blanks as I have time.
Last week we started another school year at Lighthouse Christian Homeschool. It's a bit of a slow start this year because some of our resources are slow to arrive. We've got some 'free time' gaps in our schedule until the new books arrive, which the kids think is great!
Our school kickoff was a day of sailing on Labour Day. It was a nice sunny day which made for a great sail. We went with Grandpa and Auntie Karen and Uncle Macky. Here's some photos:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Learning with Grandma

Rebecca and Caleb went for a walk with Grandma this afternoon. They were so excited about what they learned on their walk that it was THE topic of conversation at the supper table tonight. Lots of talk about Rhododendrons and Grape Hyacinth and Heather and Tulips. "Grandma sure knows a lot about flowers!"
What a blessing to walk with and learn from and spend time with Grandma.