March 14. It is going on 8:30. Has been a long day. Up early to do laundry. There was lots of it in the hamper since it hadn’t been done since the day Daddy left for town, but I only did two loads. Next week will be school holiday so I can do wash again the first part of the week and then again next Saturday. I was thankful for Daddy’s help in hanging them out. And for a few minutes to sit and relax and pray before going off to school.
Daddy brought all the clothes in later in the morning because he thought we were going to get rain. In our bedroom, he hung up the ones that weren’t dry. They were mostly dry so didn’t take long to finish drying.
In Bible class, we read a few verses in Exodus. Then spent the rest of the class singing. How these young people love to sing! It is so much fun to teach them new songs and a joy to hear them sing!
We then had phonics class; and, after recess, had science so we could finish up the section we were close to finishing and have them take the test so it wouldn’t be left until after they came back to school. It was a pretty easy test, and they all got 100. We finished class around 11:30 which was nice. I had Bonita and Sunny stay and prepare some greens, sort out the plastic bags, and dig out the weeds which were getting quite tall under the house.
Then we had our nap, and I was thankful for a pretty good nap today. Most of the afternoon was spent getting the rest of their grades averaged for the term. Made a pot pie for supper with the leftover chicken and veggies; and while supper was cooking, I started getting things together for the games tomorrow. Finished up that project after supper and dishes. Then sat down and started getting their report cards ready. Have one third of them done, but should have a little time in the morning to work on them if I don’t finish them this evening. I hope to have a bath soon.
“28Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” John 8:28,29
March 15. No rain last night as far as I know. And no rain today, but the wood stove has been going all day. I was thankful when I got up from nap this afternoon to see a little bit of sunshine. I hurried up and had my bitter herbs and then went outside a few minutes to walk around and enjoy the sunshine.
Made hot rice cereal for breakfast this morning. That’s usually our Thursday breakfast; but since we did laundry early yesterday morning, we decided to wait one day on the hot cereal.
After breakfast and quiet time, I got a few more of the report cards ready to give the kids today. Had two left to finish after that so finished those up when the kids were having their refreshments.
I didn’t let the kids in early this morning. I made them wait outside until 8:00 as I had some game stuff sitting around in the schoolroom. At 8:00, there were only four here so we waited a little while until a few more came. Then we prayed and started our fun day. Started with having them guess the number of items in a little bottle. Bonita won that one with the exact number - 38. So she got to take home the bottle and its contents.
Then we went to 99 Frog. I had 99 questions for them to answer, some from each of their courses of study. They took turns throwing a frog into a bucket. If they succeeded in getting the frog in, they could draw a number to answer a question. We only did half the questions, and then felt it was time for another game. They added up their points, and Bethuel was the winner.
Next we went to quoits. Sunny and Steve tied for first place. Esau won draw the tail on the pig, similar to pin the tail on the donkey.
Graham and Dallas tied in the “find the word” game. On the table, we laid out flash cards with English words. I gave clues, and they took turns trying to find the word that fit the clues -- they had 5 seconds to guess.
There was a four-way tie for “buttons in the tins” so those four had a play-off. Each of them had already won something so Bethuel, who won the play-off, got a small prize, and the big prize went to the next winner who was Phinehas. There were three different size tins, and they were given ten buttons to toss from a given line. They received one point for a button in the large tin, two points for the medium tin, and three for the small.
After that we went back to 99 Frog and did the other 49 questions. Sosthenes was the winner.
Everyone seemed to have a good time and each received a prize. For refreshments they had juice, lollipops, peanuts, and cookies. After everything was cleaned up, I called them one by one and gave them their report cards and a few words of encouragement. They all had done very well. Then we took pictures, and they all went home.
It was nice to have an earlier lunch and nap. I was really tired after the busy morning and slept a longer nap without having to think about getting up and grading papers or getting lesson plans ready for school or anything like that. The students have a week holiday before we start our next term.
This afternoon, after my nice little walk in the sunshine, I got things put away from this morning’s game time and looked through the mail that Daddy had brought home from town on Tuesday. Dallas and Phinehas were supposed to come between 3:00 and 4:00 for keyboard class, but they did not show up until 4:30. So I made keyboard class a bit short as I had to fix a supper, and Daddy had to be ready for Bible school this evening.
It was already going on 6:00 before we sat down for supper so I was late getting dishes done this evening. There were lots of pots and pans, plus the cups and tray from the party refreshments this morning.
“31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32