Sunday, January 23, 2011

Flowers aren't just for girls...

To celebrate the sun we hopped on over to our neighborhood store that happens to be in every city and bought some flowers. They each picked their favorite and later planted in front of the house. Though I am most certain my boys enjoyed the worms soo much more..



Me and my son....




Thanks to Ana from Knock off wood for this plan. My son and I used his scrap wood to make this awesome little chair. What turned out to be a we project ended with a me project. =)

Friday, January 21, 2011

History can be fun when you use your hands and noggin






Today we started a new homeschool program called, The Story of the World. This is a review of our old lessons but on audio (let me rest with my migraine while I folded laundry) To keep the kids engaged we would pause and ask ? to be sure they were focused and listening. Then the challenge....
To make a shaduf with household objects...(though this met some resistance) they learned many valuable lessons.
After, their creative challenge was to test their trajectory with the newly converted catapult. Oh yeah the picture with them in laughing/pain was their lesson of what goes up must come down. Unfortunately, they learned it the hard way when their weight fell on their foot.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Learning Rome....




We have been waiting for our core curriculum but in the meantime set out to the library and literally checked out ALL the books on the topic...Then came the idea to make a cardboard box city of ancient Rome. My oldest 10 had sooo much fun with this and this is her creation. I love the attention to detail that she showed on this assignment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Homeschooling...x 3= Books and books everywhere



School days which are every day bring the comfort of books and papers everywhere. I was thinking about how great a locker would be but the lack of space stinks. But Knock off wood has a great solution for a bench/cubby. I am oohhhh sooo excited!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Interactive Sight Words- Power point with audio

This was something I put together for my little ones to learn their sight words. It helps with words they may not know. Helping with word recognition, spelling, and phonetics.
videoIf anyone is interested, post a comment with your email and I will email you a copy of this file (without my video of course)

Floral crafty goodness-corsage and such


Awhile back, funds were tight and the last $20 that sat in the bank I begged to use for a young man going to prom who didn't have a boutionnaire or corsage due to a squabble with the parents. At my husbands decline, the wheels began working. I must make something. Equipped with a bag full of mini flowers, elastic string, white ribbon, beads, floral tape, floral wire, and some silk flowers around the house (I will have you know it was a great sacrifice as these silks were my favorite ones) I began working on the unforgiveable task of making something I wasnt sure would turn out. About an hour later I was done. The look on the young mans face said enough. Not my children so I blurred their faces but I am so proud of my creations.
Cost is free