Malachi, our kindergartner, is working through parts of Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve this year. We began this week with the letter Aa and I couldn’t resist taking pictures to share.
Monday morning we all sat around the table brainstorming about people we knew whose name began with the letter Aa…then we talked about what we might like to do for the family we chose. I loved that even our older boys were having fun brainstorming with us.
It was decided that we would make an apple pie for the A_________ family. (Yes, we realize the apple pie recipe isn’t mentioned in the kit, but the point of doing these acts of service is brainstorming as a family and figuring out together what you’d like to do!)
And so, this morning while the big boys were working on math and handwriting, Malachi and I worked together to make a big apple pie. He especially loved cutting little tiny apples out of the pie crust and arranging them (throwing them haphazardly) on top of the pie. It’s pretty rare that Malachi gets alone time with Mommy these days now that school is in full force and the bigger boys’ work is more intense. It was a pretty sweet half hour. :)
I thought his pie turned out SO cute!!
Tonight after dinner we all loaded up so that Malachi could make his special delivery.
It was a sweet moment. Malachi was so proud.
(I was pretty excited that the pie made it all the way to the door without being dropped. Not that I was worried.)
Now we’re already thinking of what we’ll do for Bb week…hmmm…..
(By the way, you can see a sample of what Lesson Bb looks like here.)
i love this! I havent had a chance to get the Kit yet but I’m already thinking of people we can bless once we begin.
What a memorable experience for everyone involved. It sounds like you all had fun working on the project together! I’d have been excited the pie made it in one piece as well =)
I will be here for “j” week :) Did your friend know you were coming? That is a sweet suprise!
No, our friends didn’t know we were coming. We would have called ahead, but we know that they almost always have friends over to play games on Friday nights, so we felt pretty certain we’d catch them at home!
Awww. Too cute. I’ll bet that was the sweetest pie ever.
Love, Anne x
Miracle Quelle says
I love the little cut-out apples! Where did you find a cutter like that? Such a sweet idea.
I can’t remember where we got it. It came in a little “fall cookie cutters” pack I got several years ago, maybe at Hobby Lobby or Michaels?
That is hands down the cutest apple pie I have ever seen. I love the little apples!! Great job, Malachi (& Mom)!
Precious! I love it. We start school back on Tuesday and though I am sad to leave summer behind I look forward to all the fun things that lie ahead. Have a super school year…by the way, just another brainstorm here…Books make good gifts for Babies (if your church nursery could use some of your boys outgrown ones
Jolene @ A Random Womans Life says
Wish I would have known you were doing this….I would have submitted our name for the “A” family…lol…looks great, what a wonderful lesson…I can’t wait to start doing this with my boys. You are truly gifted, thank you for sharing all your ideas.
Rebecca K says
oh my gosh, that is the cutest pie EVER!!!!
I had seen your idea regarding letters and serving and decided to use that this year with my Kindergartener. So yesterday all the kids sat around thinking of someone whose name starts with a Ss and what to do for him/her. They decided on the who and decided soup would be great. We plan on delivering it Monday. Thanks for all your creative ideas…especially for those of us who lack in creativity!
So precious – I practically welled up at the pictures of Malachi holding it so carefully in the car and handing it to your friend. We have new neighbors and while I didn’t take the time to bake a pie from scratch we did bake a Mrs. Smiths pie for them. We were going to deliver it to them on our way out to run some errands so we had the pie in the car on the console between the two front seats. Our driveway is steep and the pie slid right off the console and dumped upside-down on the floor behind us!! Fortunately it was covered in foil but it was completely undeliverable so we *forced* ourselves to eat the mistake :) And, we added a trip to the grocery store to get another pie to our list of errands. Good job holding onto that pie, Malachi!!!
“B” is for Banana Bread?
I just glanced at the B lesson and am so excited to do this curriculum with my almost 5 year old son and daughter. They miss the cutoff date for kindergarten at our public school so I am going to do some preschool at home with them. I love the scripture memory and Bible lessons included along with the serving God emphasis!
You mentioned working on parts of this curriculum with your kindergartner this year. I wondered if you do additional curriculum too for kindergarten or is this enough? It seems like plenty to keep us busy. :)
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and ways to eat a more wholesome and healthy diet! (I served strawberry shortcake for breakfast today using the zucchini brownies for shortcake. My kids loved it, of course!)
This curriculum COULD be used all by itself, but we’re only doing parts of it (mostly the service part) because we did many of the crafts/activities in past years. Here’s what we’re doing with him in addition to this curriculum: https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/homeschool-hubbub-our-five-year-old