Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hard times

I am totally dragging these past two weeks. We're studying Mexico, but not. They know where it is, but nothing about it. I'm gonna have to stay an extra week. We haven't done any of the crafts yet. We keep doing other fun things. But I'm hoping to get back to it. I'm gonna go out today and get the craft supplies, and we are gonna do them. :) I'm guessing week 6 will just take us two weeks to finish. That's the beauty of homeschooling, when life happens, we stop and pick up where we left off. I love homeschooling.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Some days I wish I could move to the country, where my house is the only house on the street. Why, you ask? Well, I hate that my kids don't have any neighborhood kids to play with. I mean the kids around my house are the same age as mine, and they all play together. They are nice, but mine don't get invited over. So mine just watch them from the other side of the fence. I feel bad. I think they look at mine like they are weird or something. Well, they are a bit odd, aren't all homeschoolers? :) I just wish that they wouldn't even have to deal with that. If we were all alone, they wouldn't have a care in the world. I think I'm just gonna have to have friends over after dinner time. We usually do our play dates after lunch, til about dinner time. So the other kids never see my kids with friends. It doesn't seem to bother mine. It just bothers me.

Does anyone else feel this way?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blog roll

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I've been super busy this past week with my brother's wedding and my kitchen. But this week we will be visiting Mexico. I am super excited. We are having friends over this week to help us make a pinata, and then next week they're gonna come back for a fiesta. Now if only I could stop blogging and listening to K-Love, and start teaching. Happy Monday!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Get schooled

I found this on someone's blog and I thought I'd share it with you. I'm thinking of getting some to compete with "O" Get Schooled campaign. What do ya think? Get Homeschooled everyone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Father's World

This year we are using My Father's World ECC. We are loving it so far. Sass even said, last week, that she loves school this year. She likes doing more stuff, not just writing in workbooks and reading. She may not understand all that we are doing, but she likes it. Little man doesn't complain at all. I think this year may actually be fun. :) They love using the maps.

We're still trudging along with Math-U-See. Slowly but surely we will finish. Little man is about half way done with Beta and Sassy has about 7 more weeks left of Alpha. I was hoping to have her done with it my the end of this month, and him done at Christmas, but they are having a hard time comprehending basic math facts. So we are taking the next two weeks and do flash cards for review. I don't know why I worry about it. It's not like they're going to "real" school anytime soon.

Sassy is still working on her reading. But, my motto is "She'll get it when she gets it." I'm not gonna worry about it. She's in 2nd grade and I think it'll click my the end of this year. She lacks the confidence, really. She doesn't even wanna try most days. We're using McGuffey readers for both of them. So she reads one story every day. It's just the right length, so she doesn't freak.

We're just using a simple workbook for his spelling. A page a day....Perfect. I need to get one for her. She hasn't done spelling yet. I think a workbook would be perfect for her. I think it would help her be comfortable while learning new words. I think I'll get one this week. She does better knowing that if it's in a book/lesson, then she has to do it without complaint. I like that. :)

I'm actually doing science this year. I hate science, but they love it. So, I'll be teaching it. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day, kinda

We've been doing school for about a month now. But it's been so sporadic, due to the kitchen, or lack thereof. But, today is the local schools first day. So I figured we best do something today.

We were gonna work on Latitude and Longitude. I've waited long enough though. I had to poke holes in our new kitchen walls. :) Hubs was fake crying while I push the little push pins in the wall. It had to be done. I can't teach geography with out our big maps. I only put up the world, not the U.S. That will be after the counters.

They did pretty good. Sassy will be embarrassed to see her jammies in the picture, but we don't get dressed for school. I'm still in my jammies as I type this. Comfort is key. School at the table, desk, floor or where ever you want. No stress.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New blog

I am gonna attempt to have a school blog. I am gonna use this to show others that I'm actually teaching my kids and not just letting them play all day long. I'm gonna take lots of pictures from our day to day activities. And, I'm hoping to, one day, print this out and have a memory book of my homeschooling days. Since I have no time to scrapbook, this is the best way to do it. :)

This is my third year of teaching my kids. I can't imagine them in school all day long. I went to school to be a teacher, but I stopped when I got married. But I always worked with kids. I taught pre-school, I always babysat then I was a part time nanny up until a month before my son was born. Then I stayed home and raised him, and then his sister. When we moved into this house we were so happy to be three blocks away from the local elementary school. We walked to take little man to kindergarten. But kids were not the way we remembered kids to be. So we put him in private school for first grade. And we hated it!!! We loved the school, but hated the fact that he was gone all day. I loved being around my kids. Half day was fine for pre-school and kindergarten, but all day was no fun. So I talked to a friend and she brought up homeschooling. In the back of my mind I already thought about doing it, but I never knew how. Well, I figured it out and jumped right in full force. So Sassy has only been to pre-school. I've taught her kindergarten through now 2nd grade. Little man 2nd through now 4th. It has been hard some days. But mostly we enjoy learning together. I also love to see them get along as siblings. They are each others best friends. Even though they would never admit it. They are together all the time.

Hubs is a firefighter, so homeschooling fits us perfectly. We can take a day off in the middle of the week to spend the day together as a family, or go on vacations on off peak season, when everyone else is in school. I am so blessed to have a hubby who supports me and helps if I need it. Some days we'd like to pay the yellow bus to stop and pick up our kids and take them to school for the day. But, mostly we love being a close family.