What We’re Learning {link up}

by GfG on March 20, 2012 · 11 comments

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Here’s what we’ve been up to in the last week, and by we I mean all, most, some, or one of us. I’m pretty sure you’re gonna be jealous.  And awed.

1)  How to give kisses to Mama, plenty on each cheek, before asking her for something.  Two of us have also learned that a really cute smile accompanied with a head tilt, blinking eyes, and the words, “Did you know I love you, Mama?” seriously increase the odds of a positive response.

2)  The how adding ten is related to adding nine, multiplying problems in real life, balancing equations, how to solve and factor higher degree equations including polynomial division, how General Lee surrendered, theological aspects of the War Between the States,  the number of moles of gas relate to the volume a gas occupies and such (clearly, only one of us is learning that… and it’s not me… ahem), how precocious are Huck Finn, Caddie and Laura.

3)  The different ways of justifying a Tim Tam at midnight, as well as OREOs.  The OREOs are much easier: their 100th birthday and all!  I consider it my responsibility to celebrate the rich American history of the NAtional BIScuit COmpany by indulging in their glorious cookie that can.not.be.duplicated. (I mean, have you tried store brand attempts at OREO mimicking?  What.ever.)

Partnering this historical item with semi-local tall glass of raw milk oddly seems to justify the behavior and adds a political side to it: supporting local farmers and our right to have raw milk.  Clearly, I’m obligated to do this repeatedly.

4)  How to make a Papau New Guinea cake.  You’ll have to come back to hear the who, what, where, when, why, and how of that little feat.

5)  How “wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ”.  Or, at least, we’re trying.

Yup, that’s what we’re learning.

So… what are you and/or your kiddos learning this week?  You don’t have to be a homeschooler to tell me!

If you need a little help, let me give you some more ideas: What We’re Learning post I and What We’re Learning post II.  You’ll understand that you don’t have to be rocket scientists to share what you’ve been learning and you could possibly wonder if all I do is eat chocolate in some form.

Why not share some inspiration, encourage yourself, and maybe have a laugh or two by taking a minute to share what you are learning this week?    All participants this week and next are entered in a giveaway!

Link up!

What are you learning this week?

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Blair @ The Straightened Path March 21, 2012 at 5:17 am

I am grabbing your normal button to link back but I would love to be able to grab your new beautiful “Wednesday” button. Will it be available for grabbing soon? :)


GfG March 21, 2012 at 7:12 am

YES, it will. For now, please feel free to use the What We’re Learning image and link with that. :-) Off to figure out how to make the button.



GfG March 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

Ok, now there is a button in the sidebar. It’s a little big, but I will work on it after I get back in town (I’m leaving right now for 2 days). THANKS, Blair!


Jan March 21, 2012 at 8:50 am

We’re learning to roll from front to back…and to grasp toys.


Damaris Rodriguez March 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Things we are learning in the Rodriguez home this week are as follows: Elijah can hold his pee (urine, wee or whatever tickles your fancy) for hours on end. Sophia learned to say “mine” and hold onto whatever toy she is not going to easily give up. Mama is learning to hold unto Christ more and more even though I glance away every now and then. In addition, I have learned
how much I dislike potty training but this too shall pass. I want to learn about a yummy banana bread recipe without having to use shortening. Thanks for this opportunity.


GfG March 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Thank you for chiming in, Damaris (what a pretty name!)!

I can’t stand potty training either. :-)
Prayers for you and quick learning for Elijah.


Britta March 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

We’re reading Gladys Aylward and studying the Industrial Revolution…right now I am listening to them sing “The Russian Federation…Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan…” (I like to roll my rrrs when we sing Rrrrussian) and “Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Helsinki…” – we are reviewing Geography Songs. :) Dumb question: link up? Am I linking a post that is about what your post is or just linking a recent post? New to linking…so much to learn! As always, you are the hipper hippie chick!


GfG March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

A link up is a chance for fellow bloggers to post a link to their blog. This one is for you to link to a post sharing what your family is learning. It gives you a chance to meet other bloggers as well as invite them to yours. :-)


Damaris Rodriguez March 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Oops! I just realized I replied to Jan’s post instead of leaving a comment. Forgive me Jan! and GfG! I learned where I need to post in the future, lol.


Chareen March 22, 2012 at 6:34 am

Thanks for the new link up :)

Tried grabing your button code but it wont’ let me :( Each time I select the code it opens a new window with this post


GfG March 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

Oh, drats! Serves me right for trying to make one quickly and then leaving town. :-) will fix it soon. Until then, feel free to use the image and link here. Thanks for letting me know it’s not working.


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