Friday, September 16, 2011

Fiber Festival

So, not a school related thing really, but an update! This weekend the kids get to visit Nana & Papa at the lake- tonight they roasted marshmallows on a campfire!  I am at North Country Fiber Festival in Watertown, South Dakota. I'm taking classes on basket weaving, Japanese embroidery, and crochet. A fun weekend for true fiber artists! Outside of class we all sit in a giant circle and spin yarn, knit, crochet, quilt, etc. Its not all sitting around either, there are sheep, angora bunnies, sheep dog demos (I think??) And of course shopping :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Schedule & Curriculum 2011-12

Again posting from my phone, so bare with me if I stumble on the keyboard!  As you can see from the last couple week's posts we have been keeping busy. I'm also remembering how much I learn each year too!

Here's an update the curriculum in a nutshell-
AlphaOmega LifePac for Social Studies, Bible, & Language Arts for Grade 3
Singapore Math 2A & 2B (3rd grade level)
Apologia Science Zoology 1
Story of the World Volume 2 (History)
Latina Cristina (Christian Latin)
AlphaOmega SOS Elementary Spanish
YMCA group art class for homeschoolers

AlphaOmega Horizons peek Reading/Phonics & Math
A also attends preK 4 mornings a week at a Christian school.

Science & World History the kids do together.

There is a homeschool group that meets biweekly for rollerskating. On opposite weeks another group meets for bowling.
X is in flag football.
A is in dance & gymnastics.
X is also going to be helping me with an outreach ministry teaching English to Iraqi ladies in town.
Both kids also go to Awana at church Wednesday evenings.

Um, yes, we stay busy.


These boys are seriously excited for the first Fridaze party of the year at Bethel Evangelical Free Church. Party all night boys!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gym Baby

She loves gymnastics. We haven't had her enrolled for a few months because of scheduling and summer, but she's thrilled to be back in it. Hoping her enthusiasm continues!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Literature Learning

This is how you do hands-on literature learning. A folk poem "Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" singing, dancing, reenacting and of course looking at the pictures in a book!

Hope the video link works, posting from my phone again!

Skate Day

Today is the first day of the afternoon group rollerskating for homeschoolers. Its every other week and on opposite weeks there is bowling! The last two years we did the rollerskating only, but I think this year we'll maybe done one of each a month, not sure if we'll go every time or not, especially in the winter. But until then we are having fun!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First day of Pre-K

A quick picture and perhaps and update later. Today is the first day of preschool for A. Yay big girl!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are you ready for some F O O T B A L L?

X had his very first football game tonight!  On his very first play of the game he intercepted the ball.  I told him he did a great job, he said "well the enemy team just threw it to me."  Yeah, that's MY kid :)


And I just happened to get a short video clip of the most amazing play of the game (well, watch the video and judge for yourself! ha ha ha)