Sunday, September 30, 2012

Unicorns in the bible

We had a really old friend come and visit us and stay with us a while. It is always great having nice people around.

We had eaten dinner and we were talking and discussing scripture which is my favourite topic.

He then asked us what we feel about the unicorns mentioned in the scripture! What? I had never read this.

The translation I use, The Scriptures, does not mention unicorns. We took out the KJV and there they are!

Numbers 23:22 and 24:8
Job 39:9 and 39:10
Psalms 29:6 and 92:10
Deuteronomy 33:17
Psalms 22:21
Isaiah 34:7

If you Google unicorns in the Bible there is a lot of stuff there.
Happy reading.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Nutella

Read the full recipe at

Homemade Nutella
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
Blend hazelnuts until smooth. Add the rest and keep blending until smooth.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Class 2

We end our year in late November, early December. So as you are all starting your new year in America we are starting to finish up our year.

I thought I would share a little bit of what Sheth and I have done this year.

We have done Saints, and animal stories. I have not done as much as I would have liked as I have had one of the busiest and most emotional years of my life.

We have learned a lot of poems in English and also Afrikaans, as it is our second language.We have made a lovely poetry book. I wrote the poems in and Sheth decorated the pages.

We have been working on family words. I never did this with my other children. It has made a huge difference with learning to read. We have done almost 50 of them. We will just keep adding the family words to our special book, as we do more and more.

Sheth also revised his vowel caterpillar and drew it in his family word book.

I have been using the grade 1 readers from the LLATL blue book series. I have not had time to make readers this year so I improvised. I have not used the LLATL curriculum, just the readers.

We have other readers appropriate for his reading level that he will read and then circle articles in brown, underline nouns in blue, pronouns in purple and verbs in red. He is really good at this and enjoys doing it.

We have done maths using the Waldorf outline. Column addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Sheth has learned to carry numbers in addition and subtraction. We have worked on time - being seasons, years, months, weeks and days.

Sheth has also been learning his times tables. This needs lots of practice and even Caleb who is in grade 7 still needs to practice them. Times tables are the basis to ALL maths problems (or to ALL maths solutions).

We have had fun and we are working to finish off our year.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


We have just joined We are ashleycoopers and are really excited about this.

It is a real live treasure hunt that is world wide. You need to have a gps, preferably on your smart phone, and internet access to go to the web and learn more about it, and then to find out where to find the cache.

I googled geocache and right at the top of the list is the website, so I clicked on that.

We joined and then started to play. We found our first cache in our little village. We also grabbed a travel bug, and will send it on its way soon.

This is great fun for families who enjoy Scouts, treasure hunts, orienteering and travelling. In general for anyone who enjoys having fun!

If any of you are "geocatchers" (the children keep pronouncing it geo-catch or -catching) please leave a comment or ask me to be a friend on