Monday, July 4, 2011

4th grade Plan A

I call it Plan A because if this plan doesn't work I have some back ups

Bible- Polished Cornerstones by Doorposts done as a group
Math- R&S (Rod and Staff) 4
Grammar- R&S 3
Reading - Classic Selections from Ambleside and other free reading selections
Spelling- Zaner Bloser 5 on
Science- BJU (Bob Jones University) 4
History SOTW (Story of the world)
Music- Composer Studies & violin
Art- Feed My Sheep (How Great thou Art)
Language- ASL & Latin co-op
Extra Curricular- Track

I am hoping this all works for our rising 4th grader.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The 2011-2012 School Room

While I may still paint and have a few things still to hang. We are pretty much done. (we are potty training so excuse the naked toddler lol)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My new library bag

Any mama who Homeschools on the cheap knows how valuable the Library is. We go every Friday. The kids look forward to our weekly library outing. We check out A LOT of books and dvd's. We don't have cable, we get no reception and we canceled netflix so the Library is it. We have a great library system and can check out several books and movies between our 4 cards. I had been taking a bag from "mixed bags" a fundraiser program that has quality shopping bags. It was functional but I wanted something that worked to store some books at home too. I have a bin that I use but that wasn't cutting it. I did a blog design for a friend and we worked a trade and I got an awesome library bag. Its called a utility bag. It has a wire around the top so it is kinda like a pop up bin too. It is perfect to transport books and keep books/dvds in too. I L-O-V-E it. It fits wonderfully in the hutch in the foyer. The company is Proverbs 31 bags. and if you are interested in one I can put you in touch with a consultant.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Well, I like change...

So you may notice I change the look of my blog often. That is because I like change, and because I can. I have been doing graphic design for many years but have really been trying to step it up a bit. I am sure many Moms can relate to needing to find ways to generate additional income. I started a whole other blog just to feature my work. If you like you can check it out here. Being a homeschooling family with many children and 1 income is a common theme. So why not turn something you love into a way to earn a little extra to keep your homeschooling dreams alive. I really enjoy graphics I think my favorite aside from blog design is birth announcements and graduation announcements. Their is just something about the start of a new life in both those things and its such a joy to be apart of it. Graduation season upon us had been rewarding in so many ways. I just love seeing many homeschoolers going on to college. Knowing I have my oldest at home for a mere 5 more years brings on excitement and terror all at once. I am sure you can relate you question yourself. Am I doing enough? Is she well rounded? will she get into the college of her choice? I know that only through prayer and dedication I can help her reach her goals. It's a big job, but so glad I am blessed to be able to do it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring has Sprung

My Poor 12 year old is going on day 2 of a nasty stomach bug. I thought it would be a good idea for them to get a little fresh air so I let my 12 year old go out in the yard with her sisters and take some pics. It sure didn't last long we have a lot of bees outside. I know its a sign of spring but I could do with out them lol. We have been loosly doing photography as an elective and I really think she is improving.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today's group lesson is brought to you by the back of a box of cereal

Yeah you heard that correctly. I have always encouraged my girls to try to read the backs of cereal boxes even at a young age. I happened to find an activity we could do as a group on the back of a box this morning. I wanted to take a morning and talk about nutrition and how we take care of our bodies. This was a great jumping off point.

The activity was to make homemade playdoh and to make healthy foods to fill up the fridge made from the cereal box. The girls knowing that some fun things where coming up didn't mind so much having a good talk about nutrition and taking care of our bodies.

They really had a hard time with making items small enough for this little fridge. It was still a lot of fun. I may never have to cook breakfast again they where satisfied to know that our cereal selections are quite healthy and contain many whole grains.