Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~ Roger Lewin

Curriculum 2012-2013

I am so excited about the choices and changes for this year. It is going to be full and fun!

Animal Lover (5th Grade)

Sonlight Core D+E with:

Word Roots A2

Sequential Spelling

Handwriting:

Hymns in Prose Copybook

Science:

Sonlight Science F (for Girls)

3-D Torso Puzzle

Math:

ACSI

History:

Kids’ Translations

Geography:

Old Fashioned America Ravensburger 500 pc Puzzle

Critical Thinking:

Building Thinking Skills 2

Anti-Virus

Just Because:

Smencils

Electric Colors Thinking Putty

Lego Maniac (3rd Grade)

Sonlight Core B+C with:

Math:

ACSI 

Language Arts:

 Beginning Word Roots – Grades 3-4

All About Spelling

Handwriting:

Print to Cursive Proverbs

Geography:

Ravensburger XXL Children’s Globe 180 Piece Puzzleball

Science:

Sonlight Science C

Thinking Skills:

Critical And Creative Thinking Activities, Grade 3

OLLO Action Kit

SepToys Design Blocks

Just Because:

Smencils

Electric Colors Thinking Putty

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Texture Tuesday

It’s Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen Cafe. Kim make the most gorgeous textures and she gives a ton of them away for FREE! This weeks challenge is called Warm Edition. You can find all of the details here.

This is my submission for the challenge: I used Kim’s Teddy Texture.

You can share the link to your edit here.

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Happy Memorial Day

First off, a HUGE thank you to all that have served our country and fought for our freedom!

While we didn’t have a BBQ, go to a parade or really do much today, my daughter created this adorable wreath yesterday. She was thrilled with it! We hung it on the front door to honor this special day.

 

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Todays Flower Walk

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Wonderful Homeschool Resource-Homeschool Commons

I found a great Homeschooling resource this morning and thought some of you might enjoy it as well. I really like that I can choose by subject and grade level-you can also search by keyword or topic. This site includes things like: Ebooks, audio, illustrations, comics and more! All of it is free, but 99% of the content listed on the site can be used to make your own products- even commercially.

Enjoy! Homeschool Commons

 

 

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal-May 18th

  • In my life this week…
We enjoyed the last couple of days of our vacation at Lake Billy Chinook with friends.
  • In our homeschool this week…
Playing, Fishing, Swimming, Kayaking, Building with Sticks, Rock Climbing and lots of laughter.
  • I am inspired by…
God’s creation. Central Oregon is so amazingly beautiful!!
  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We’ve taken it easy the rest of this week and have taken a break from school after returning from vacation. Little Man played in his first baseball game last night. It was SO much fun to watch the kids play.
  • My favorite thing this week was…
My sons baseball game. The little kids are SO cute running after the ball and trying to figure out which base to throw it too.
  • Thoughts I have…
I have the best life! Today I watched as my son went out with his Monster Trucks to a dirt patch in our yard and played. He piled dirt on them, raced them and built them a track. Imagine all of the moments I would miss like this if he wasn’t home with me.
  • Things I’m working on…
I was chosen as a Design Team Member for  Late Night Stampers. I have been working on my creations and playing with my new Stampin’ Up! goodies. Us lucky Demonstrators were able to pre-order some items before the new catalog comes out on June 1st.
  • I’m reading…
I haven’t been able to do much reading lately. I’m still in the same place in the same books I was a couple of weeks ago.
  • I’m grateful for…
Making new friends. I met some wonderful people on our trip and can’t wait until we do it again next year.
  • I’m praying for…
A friends son. He is 8 and has severe neurological issues that cause him extreme rage and violence. He is back in the children’s mental ward of the hospital. It is uncertain whether he will be able to come back home. My heart aches for this wonderful family and for this helpless child.
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The Homeschool Mother’s Journal-May 11th

  • In my life this week…

Little Man had baseball practice again. I LOVE watching the kids play! Next Tuesday in their first game!

  • In our homeschool this week…

We carved fruit! If you haven’t seen the book Food Play, I highly recommend seeing if you can get your hands on a copy. It is SO cool. Since we are studying nutrition, this was a fun activity to do.

  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We are off to Lake Billy Chinook tomorrow. SO excited!

  • My favorite thing this week was…

Reading stories on encouraging others and generosity for part of our Boxcar Children unit study.
What we read:
Larry Lights the Way
Under the Lemon Moon (very touching story)
Mama Panya’s Pancakes (This book is fabulous and has a wonderful recipe in the back for the pancakes made in the story. These aren’t your ordinary pancakes either. We really enjoyed them).

  • Questions/thoughts I have…

Do you Unschool? Have you Unschooled, but changed your method?

  • Things I’m working on…

Becoming organized enough to school, clean and run a business. And let’s not forget all the random stuff that happens.

  • I’m reading…

Still on the same books as last week. There is just so many books and so little time.

  • I’m Cooking….

I made a stew this week and am making White Chicken Chili tonight. Otherwise dinner has been really simple since my husband has been traveling this week.

  • I’m grateful for…

Being able to have these wonderful memories of laughter and learning with my children.

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