Friday, February 1, 2013

Posting to my Family Blog

I'm posting homeschool stuff on my family blog now...

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Short Update

We have been making a ton of presents.  I can't reveal most of them because it may ruin surprises but along with all of the Christmas presents we have been making we have been doing full days of school as well.  We are trying to stay ahead so that with all the trips we're planning on going on this next year we don't have to go into July.

Here are the girls making homemade play dough.  So much fun!!

Playing with Homemade Play Dough.

We have a Girl Scouts Troop that is for homeschoolers.  I love it.  I love the people, I love that it's during the day and only every other week, I love that my girls get some awesome interaction with some awesome people from 5-17 years old.  I love that they have people to look up to and can strive for littler girls to look up to them.  ...And this is how my girls are.  They are snuggly and huggy, almost all of the time.  Okay well, maybe it's just these times that I like to remember. Haha.

Making handprint angels.

Just a few things we have done this month.  Maybe I might post about our trip to Rockport. We'll see.  I've been kind of spotty with my blogs so you never know what might happen.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Motorcycle... School

We took some pictures in September.  I know I know.  I should've had them on my blog a long time ago if I took them in September!  Well, that's not how I roll.  I want to roll in organization and get stuff posted right after it happens but that's not how it works here.  So, giving myself grace, knowing that I post for family and friends that aren't able to see the girls much... here ya go!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday of Week 5

We are having a great time this year studying countries and cultures in geography.  We are also doing a lot of fun things in science.  That was never one of my favorite subjects in school but now that I'm teaching it I am learning a LOT!  PLUS having fun with Rosetta Stone learning Spanish, and doing some fun things with art.  Of course we do a lot of other FUN things such as math, spelling, English, Handwriting, read aloud, and chores.  Here are some of the things we have done this week.

We learned about how worms move dirt around and are good for our soil.  They had fun putting them into this jar.  The experiment we did didn't turn out as well as we had hoped but they had fun messing with the worms anyways.  Just look at their faces.
We are doing an experiment to see where our beans will grow best.  We have some in the window where the sun can get to them, we have some in the refrigerator and we have some in a closet.  The ones in the window and the closet are winning so far.

If you look closely you can see a little sprout on this one.

We also buried a piece of ice in a plastic bag and put one on top of the soil to show why some animals burrow in the heat of the day.  The piece of ice in the ground didn't melt as fast as the one on top.  Maybe that's something we should try to beat the heat in the summer.... burrow.

Alyssa started a writing class for an hour and 15 minutes on Mondays.  This was her first day of "school".

Here is the bean seed a day later. A bigger sprout has grown.

Today we were like the Navajo Indians and made sand paintings.  The Navajo Indians would destroy their paintings after they were done but we are going to keep ours.  I kind of like them.

Here are their finished projects!

We have studied a little about the United States the 3rd and 4th weeks of school, and studied a whole year of it last year.  The 5th-this week-and the 6th week we are "in" Mexico.  We have passports that we have to use to "get into" the country.  We are reading about Cameron Townsend a missionary to Guatemala.  (We are learning about North America as well as the different countries in North America.)  So far it has been a great year.  We are halfway through our 5th week and only have had a few hiccups.  So glad that I get the opportunity to teach my kids!

Friday, August 31, 2012


Just thought you'd like an update on how school is going.  It's going very well.  I am super excited to teach my kids countries and cultures this year.  I am learning so much with them.  I guess I didn't pay attention or just forgot most of the stuff I learned in elementary.  Hopefully I will have a chance to post pictures later but as for now, I need to go make lunch.  The familiar sound of "I'm HUNGRY!"  Is being yelled at me. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting Warmed Up

We are finishing up our second week of school.  It's going very well.  I didn't mention in my last post that we are also using "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" for Natalie and also Explode the Code.  The curriculum is EXCELLENT!  Here's a picture from this week, not during school hours but still fun nonetheless.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

First day of school 8/6/12.  We started our first day of school on Monday.  We are using a lot of the same curriculum that we used last year.

Our core curriculum History/Geography, Science, Bible, Art, and Music we're using MFW (My Father's World).
Spelling-Spelling Power
Math-Math U See, Rapid Recall
English-Bob Jones
Spanish-Rosetta Stone

Trying to make the "world" a flat map.

Eating the orange and trying to flatten out their map.

Alyssa at her first day of school.
Samara at her first day of school.

Nattie at her first day of school.