Sunday, September 15, 2013

Aa is for Art


 The older two are using the Museum ABC book and watercolor pencils this year for art.  I wish I had a set of these when I was their age.  There's so many different options that can be done with watercolor pencils.



A Mid September Daybook

Outside my window...it is rainy, rainy, and rainy.  It was 90 degrees last week.  This week cold, blustery, and rainy.  Fall is definitely in the air.

I am thankful for...the privilege to home school my children.  

In the kitchen...a fall menu plan.  One that includes lots of healthy crock pot meals.  We are out of the house quite a bit this fall and I am finding having a menu plan in place makes things run that much smoother.

I am wearing...yoga pants and a fleece.  It's cold!

I am creating...a list of field trips for the kids.  Gotta include apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, and everything fall.

I am reading...You Can Teach Your Children Successfully by Ruth Beechick.  This book is for grades 4th-8th.  I do enjoy her style and realistic view of children. 

I am looking forward to...the busy of the fall with the flurry of activities.  We took the summer off of outside obligations to reconnect back up as a family.  It was great to rejuvenate to truly enjoy the fall busy schedule.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Irish dance, soccer practice, piano, religious ed, soccer games, and a few other meet ups with friends. 

A peek into my day...


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Curriculum Choices


First day of school photo the way the kids wanted to pose.



Princess 4th Grade

Language Arts


Math


US History

American Girl Doll History
Caroline, Josefina, Marie Grace, and Kirsten

World History


Science

Science Experiments Class 

Religion

Catechism Memory Work
Celebrate the Liturgical Year

Art

Extra Curricular

Gymnastics
Soccer
Irish Dance

Big Boy 1st Grade

Language Arts


Math


US History


World History


Science


Religion

Catechism Memory Work
Saint of the Week
Celebrate the Liturgical Year

Art

Extra Curricular

Gymnastics
Soccer
Music
Basketball
LEGO Class

Little Bear Preschool


Extra Curricular

Gymnastics
Music
Irish Dance 


First Day 2013

Princess 4th Grade
Big Boy 1st Grade
Little Bear 4 Year Old Preschool

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire...
William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Aloha!


Were you expecting a sandy beach? Ha! Far from it! After reading Aloha Kanani, Princess wanted to learn more about Hawaii. Actually, she wanted to travel there, however, seeing as a trip to Hawaii would cost close to $10, 000, we opted to bring a bit of paradise to our house via some excellent books.
Sensory Bin Fun
Brown beans for sand
Seashells for scooping the bean sand
The blue gems have aquatic toob animals hidden waiting for discovery
Palm trees from our printable nativity set
Volcano, complete with lava
With leis purchased from the Dollar Store, the kids strung together leis for Princess' Dolls. This was a cheap and easy handicraft. Also, purchased from the Dollar store were mini wooden surf boards. The kids designed their own and Princess gave hers to her American Girl Doll.
We completed a lap book using components from HomeschoolShare using both American Girl Doll templates and various components from their volcanoes unit study.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

First Holy Communion

Can you see how excited she is? 
Our gift...a cross necklace.
Ready to leave for church.
At church before the ceremony.
His Banner Over Me is Love
Family photo
Nona and Nono
Papa
Great Grandma
Cupcake Tower.

Trying to figure out this new format...

I have several posts, but I'm having some trouble figuring out this new format of blogger.  Yuck...