Sorry I have not blogged in a while. We just started school, last week. We are schooling a friend too.
Jacob’s Opinion (5th grader):
I think it is a good book. I liked that they look at the beginning of the World from a Christian point of view. They offer explanations for the “big bang” that support a Biblical view. I though this book was very easy to read, took about five to ten minutes to read each chapter.
After reading the first chapter I am really excited about reading it for school. I thought the “Just for Fun” suggestions were pretty cool. I really liked the pictures that were in each chapter. I am glad there are books we can use for school that teach from a Christian view point.
I liked how they explained how evolution is proven with evidence with micro evolution, and how there was no support for macro evolution : gradual changes from environmental changes versus an animal changing into another animal. This books make these things easy to understand.
I really like this book! I initially scanned it, since we will be using it for a school book in our homeschool this year. At the end of each chapter there is a “Just for Fun” section that offers some practical ways to see or test what you just read. These are as simple as standing outside, holding a dime an arm’s length away and guessing how many stars the dime covers (ans. 15 million). I love that I could do these with my kids or with friends who are over. This book has suggestions that are very practical applications to help them grasp some complex concepts.
This would be a great family book, for those trying to equip their children to trust the truths of a Christian World view. If offers a great deal of evidence for all areas to include : creation, the universe, living things, and humankind. The pictures are captivating and draw the reader in. It Couldn’t Just Happen would be a great reference book also for a family looking for evidence and support for a Biblical Worldview to help their children as they navigate science taught from an evolutionary perspective. After each subject addressed it points back to “What does the Bible say..”
Before getting this book to review a friend told me her girls read it years ago for school and were reluctant to part with it because they enjoyed it so much. I am quite sure that this book will reside somewhere my boys can reach it easily in the future because it is such a beautifully illustrated, fun book to read over and over.
Disclaimer : This book was offered at no cost to our family, in exchange for an honest review of the book.
In my 4-h group I do rifle.
This is at the county rifle competition, we were getting targets
I shoot a 22. I think I am one of the youngest shooters. I am not a major marksman but I do okay. I shot in the competition. I did not score high, if you were wondering, but I had fun and that’s all that matters. Maybe, I will do better next year.
In rifle we shoot a cartridge of 40. our targets look like this
The two in the center we shoot 5 rounds in too and one round into each one on the outside. it is important to:
1.shoot AFTER a breath
2.squeeze trigger correctly
3.take your time
4.wear ear and eye protection
A few months ago we started our garden. We have beets, lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, beans, potatoes, and berry bushes. We put our potatoes in sulfur to keep the gophers away. We have lady bugs everywhere. We also have a ton of butterflies. Monarchs, painted ladies, tiger swallowtails, and a lot more .
(these pictures were taken by my mom)
I looked up guineas. They came from Africa on the Guinea coast into Europe in the late 15th century. They are a family of insect and seed eating, ground nesting birds. They are suppose to lose their feathers on their head. Some kinds are pretty ugly. Some are pretty cool.
(our 3 turkeys and the guinea behind them)
My favorite one is the crested guinea fowl. (we do not have one of these)
They are native to Africa and are large birds measuring 40-71cm in length and they weigh 700 to 1600g. They are used to control ticks sometimes. If you wanted to eat them (after you cook them) they will look like a chicken and their taste is suppose to be in between turkey and chicken.
bye and remember JESUS LOVES YOU
This morning I woke up to rain, again at 6:30 but this time I WAS THE LAST ONE UP. I had to let the dogs out to go to the bathroom this morning and I noticed that the dogs (Lucy, Polly) went to the bathroom a lot faster today ( I wonder why).
and then we (me and pj) went to feed and water the chickens (not fun). when we were coming back it started hailing.
we are about to start school we have already done math, handwriting,
oh yeah I almost forgot we are starting a water buffalo fund-raiser (any thing helps). it costs $ 465 so we have our work cut out for us. So far we have $34.
JESUS LOVES YOU.
this morning I woke up at 6:45 and that is late for me.
today, I am thankful for.
13. 4-H group
14. my bb gun
15. my God, that thinks I am important enough to send his only son to DIE FOR ME!!!
16. my mom and dad
17. lots of trees to climb
18. the great out doors
19. a great dad – when he plays tag with us, or shoots the bbgun with us
21. a mom that schools me
yesterday we went to the parkers house. and they had chickens. it was cool to watch them scratch the ground. They were like little feathered leaf blowers. There were holes of dirt all over the place. the rooster was cool. he was warning the hens that we were coming. it was like a little chicken shaped alarm clock
I woke up this morning at 6:15 and the moon was still up. It was full and shining clearly. It was right above the pecan tree outside my window. It was so pretty. God is awesome. It is cool to see just a little of how cool God is. The sunrise is so pretty. It looks like somebody just mixed up a bunch of colors and spilled the can out.
My name is Jacob. I moved to the country about four months ago. It is so much fun out here. We have 2 dogs,3 cats,7 hens, about 50 catfish in our pond, all kinds of birds, lots of fire ants, centipedes, a cougar, bobcats, and coyotes. It is awesome out here. It is very pretty out here.
God loves you.