Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes…
From time to time it is good to stop and evaluate all of the things we devote our time to. Recently, I re-evaluated why I spend time each month creating a new guide to morning time, especially in light of our current political and health struggles. I took another look at their purpose as well as the purpose behind this little space of mine on the internet. If you read the About page, you will quickly learn that one of the prevailing reasons I began this blog is because I was desperate to see beauty in the chaos.
After reassessing my purpose here I am once again determined that this is exactly where I need to be and these bundles are without a doubt the beauty, truth, and goodness I want to share with you. Hebrews 10:23-25 encourages us to “hold resolutely to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Never has my desire to help you turn your eyes to Jesus been greater. He is here in our midst, our ever present help in trouble. He placed us here, as mother’s of growing and learning children, for such a time as this. Puddles of his love are everywhere if we simply have eyes to see them. My desire is that these bundles help point you to them.
A Simple Guide to Morning Time | September
German Dance by Ludwig van Beethoven is the focus of the September Morning Time Bundle. The piano piece we will observe is very sweet, I hope you enjoy it.
Our July composition can be found here: Country Dance – Ludwig van Beethoven
You can read more about Beethoven’s life here: Classics for Kids – Composer Profile – Beethoven
Listen to this show featuring some of his most famous works here: Classics for Kids – Shows – Beethoven
Enjoy this fun, interactive website where you can learn more about Beethoven’s life and art (I previewed this extensively, but there may have been some buttons I missed, you may want to preview this with your child): hallo.beethoven.de
By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.
Tomorrow we are expecting to have the hottest day of the year with the temperature touching 100º and humidity in the 90-95% range. With such heat, it is hard to imaging that near the end of September we will be experiencing anything close to autumn’s best of cheer, but it is true. This is one of the reasons why so many of us love September. The colors change, the weather cools, and autumn begins to nod its head at us.September, by Helen Hunt Jackson, does a lovely job describing all of the changes we will see as fall is ushered in.
Mrs.Jackson had a very interesting life and, when older, enjoyed friendship with Emily Dickinson. You can learn more about her by using the following links:
Read more about our poet, Helen Hunt Jackson, here: Emily Dickinson Museum – Friend – Helen Hunt Jackson
You can find other poems by Helen Hunt Jackson here: Poems by Helen Hunt Jackson
Monet! I am so excited to focus on his talent this month, especially this piece that depicts a beautiful garden overflowing with Dahlias.
You can find this months art piece here: Wikimedia Commons: The Artists Garden in Argenteuil
Read a biography of Monet’s life here: National Gallery of Art – Artist – Claude Monet
To view other works by Monet click here: National Gallery of Art – Collection – Monet
Month 3 of an 18 month series on the Character Qualities of God. God is gracious.
Psalm 145:8 – “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy
Gracious – marked by kindness and courtesy.
Key Concept – God is kind and gives gifts to his children that they do not deserve.
Isaiah 30:18 – “And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”
Ephesians 4:7 – But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”
Here is a link to help guide you as you help your child(ren) understand that God is gracious: Ministry to Children – God is Gracious
This month we will be studying the Skunk and the Raccoon using The Handbook of Nature Study to help direct our learning. The morning time bundle will help guide you through this process.
Here are some online resources that are linked in the bundle and may be used in your studies:
My friend, Crystal Wiley @ Simple.and.Free has a fantastic simple study of Night Creatures. It includes picture book and field guide recommendations, hand drawn coloring sheets, and lesson plans to help aid your study of nocturnal animals. She is offering a % discount off of the study for morning time bundle users this month, use coupon code: when checking out on her site.
Our morning time craft for September instructs the student on how to make a felt pear ornament. In autumn of 2019 we did a similar craft with a felted apple. You can find that bundle here: Autumn Morning Time Bundle 10.19 It is one of our favorite crafts to date and is one that I love including again; this time with a different seasonal fruit.
If your student does not enjoy hand sewing, you can easily adapt this craft by gluing the felt pieces together with fabric glue and drawing the seeds with a fabric pen.
This month we are studying the life of President Theodore Roosevelt.
You can find The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents section for Roosevelt here: The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: America Enters a Dangerous New Century start at the beginning and watch until minute 23:00. This portion is much longer than most, you may wish to split this section up into two viewings.
Take a virtual room-by-room visit of Roosevelt’s home here: National Park Service: Theodore Roosevelt Home
Visit Roosevelt’s birthplace here: National Park Service: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
This month we will make a delicious roasted pear dish for our morning time. Not only is this recipe delicious, it is also guaranteed to make your house smell better than any fall scented candle you could purchase. Your family will naturally gather together as the scent begins to fill the house. In my book, that alone makes it the perfect recipe to share here.
The morning time bundle also includes a guide to help aid you in the implementation of this study. It includes 4 weeks of a suggested learning rotation that will help you cover all of the topics included over the course of the month. This is simply a guide. You can add to or take from it as you wish and as your learning leads you.
Thank you so much for your continued support of my small business. I hope that these bundles bless your family time together and that ultimately they draw you closer to Christ who loves you so dearly.
Please know that I am praying for you as you lead your family toward love and good deeds.