Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Boys being boys using hatchets.
Joshua was in heaven for four days he got to hike through the woods, go fishing and swing a hatchet! He did not want to leave and he even asked if the next time we move can we move to Mt. Lemon!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Another great item I found was at Target I got poster frames. I got one for each kid and they get to pick a piece of art work that we can frame and hang to display. We will probably change these about once a month.
OK I should have taken more up close pictures. This first one is Alexa's. I had them create a mat by painting a piece of white paper then we used a colored piece of construction paper and then they put on their picture.
This is Savannah's
This one is Joshua's. He was so proud of it. He told me "Mom, I really like that. And when I am dead it will hang in a museum and everyone will say "he painted that when he was a boy". I was laughing. Yes he has learned that artists become famous after they die!
Now the thing I have been working on the most is our calendar. We always do calendar each morning but I was wanting to add more to it and boy did I find all sorts of great ideas. Of course I started at Confessions of a homeschooler and this started me on a rabbit trail....
Here are some pictures of our calendar wall:Under our calendar I added "What's the weather, "Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday", "Days in school", and "What season is it?" These forms can all be found on Confessions of a Homeschool.
To the left of my calendar I have posted these two mini posters. I think they are great and I want the kids to learn them. You can print them from here
I made a folder for each kid to keep their calendar activities in. I used a variety of sheet from different things I want to cover with them. We are going to do patterns, a weather graph and number of days in school. Joshua and Savannah will also practice writing the date.
I got these great ideas from :
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Independence Day! We celebrated by going to church this morning and starting our day at church worshiping our Lord and Savior. Then we went and spent the day with our friends the Roger's family. We swam and ate and talked the day away. The time got away from us and we missed the fireworks. Joshua and I were really bummed but everyone else was OK. So other than that we had a great day!
Here is a picture I took right before church. I wanted an outside picture but had to get them somewhere where they wouldn't squint they are horrible trying to take pictures in the sun.