Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Nile runs through our home

So, it's definitely not the greatest picture - but it is the best picture I got! They were having such fun floating their boats down the Nile River that every single picture I took was blurry. *smile*

For our Egypt unit, we made the Nile River run through our home for a few days with blue cellophane, and made papyrus boats out of straws. They turned out much cuter than I thought they would (but if I had to do it again I would skip the brown spray paint. It looked so nice at first, but I now have brown flecks of paint covering many things in my house!)

This unit is going so much smoother - although I still can't seem to get Punkin to stop doing handstands every 5 seconds. (Ideas welcome!) Anyway, Punkin is fascinated by everything about ancient Egypt, and really wants to learn more about mummies. So far, we've talked about the Nile River, kings & queens and the power they have (and that God is always in charge of them ultimately), and the type of clothes they wore and houses they lived in.

And, yes, for those of you who really know my son, SnugBug thinks cars are especially fun on crinkly cellophane. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Enjoying the last days of summer

I would like to know - where has the summer gone?? And HOW is it possible that the pool closes in 2 weeks??

What fun to soak up the last few days:

Monday, August 20, 2007

Glad to be starting a new unit!

God has been working on me lately to try and not complain. (I haven't stepped up to the bracelet challenge yet though!)

So, hopefully not too much outside of that spirit, can I just say that I'm so GLAD that our Civil War unit is over (and that even though we shortened it, I have never been so GLAD for a unit to be over since we started homeschooling).

We begin our Egypt unit tomorrow! Hooray! Punkin is very excited - her imagination has been captured for mummies & more.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Multi-tasking moms

My turn at Multi-tasking Moms again today. The topic is homeschooling.

Also, scroll down a bit and there is a give-away for a organizer called MomAgenda!

O'Keefe quote

Does this quote make you laugh?

"I hate flowers. I paint them because they are cheaper than models and they don't move." Georgia O'Keefe

Saturday, August 11, 2007

SnugBug's Memory

WeaverDad occassionally gets cravings for Ih*op. Not often, so we haven't been in awhile, but last night we decided to go. We told Punkin and SnugBug, and they weren't quite sure what place we meant.

But, when we got there, SnugBug says to Punkin, "Sister, this is place with syrup! And coffee!"

Homeschool Open House

Welcome to my Homeschool open house! I'm WeaverMom, and I have 2 blessings - a 6 year old daughter, Punkin; and a 3 year old son, SnugBug.

We started homeschooling Punkin in preschool using the Weaver curriculum, and are doing Volume 2 this year for 1st grade.

Your Homeschool Day, what does it look like? We start our days with our morning routine - make beds, eat breakfast. Our day is divided into 4 sections - the Weaver core, math, writing, & reading. I usually let Punkin choose the order to do them.

What curriculum will you be using? Do you not use a curriculum? Do you homeschool for FREE? Tell us about it!
I thought about trying the "free" route, but decided that I needed a little more structure and I don't have time to do it myself. We chose Weaver Interlock for preschool because it is a complete preschool curriculum and it is based on the days of Creation. I've continued with Weaver because it is based on the bible, it is a hands-on learning approach, and it provides me some structure for the year - but it is still flexible enough that I can easily add whatever books I want, fun internet games, a lapbook, etc... I can tailor it to Punkin's interests.

Do you schedule your day to the minute or go with the flow with no real structure?
We're in the middle. We start at 9:00, but the day kinda flows from there. If we really get into the material or if we are having a "it's like pulling teeth" day, you might find us doing math after supper. But, usually, we finish by 1:00.

Do you homeschool in a homeschool room, at the kitchen table, at a desk, in the park on the grass?
We move around. Kitchen table for writing or drawing activities, couch for reading, outside as much as possible!

Thanks to Tiany at Less of Me -More of Him for hosting the open house! If you homeschool, click here to learn more about how to participate!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mouse toes?

I just found SnugBug playing a computer game by using the mouse with his TOES. One foot in his chair, one foot on the counter using the mouse.

I didn't think to check how well that was working for him before I told him quit.

Gotta love that crazy boy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Multi-tasking moms

I posted at Multi-tasking Moms today. Check it out!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Playroom Tackle

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

The amount of toys we have is obscene - really. We could have a day care in our home if there was any room for the actual, you know, children! I say my excuse is that we homeschool and we are in our home a LOT! Ha ha!

I've been "meaning to" go through the toys and pass on the ones that the kids have outgrown or don't play with anymore. (And try desperately to get rid of some kids' meals toys while I'm at it.) The room became a disaster since we were not straightening it regularly because I was going to sort through everything.

I finally did it! I went through the toys! I cleaned up the playroom! I re-organized! Whoo-hoo!
Here's the proof:



Do you think it will stay that way for long?

Head on over to 5 minutes for Mom to see other tackles!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Summer Fun!

Simple, wholesome fun! We were at a friend of Punkin's and the kids had a grand time. The girls went off to play some, but SnugBug ...

... had "the best time ever! And, and, and when I go back to their house, mommy, I'm gonna do that again and again and again." Look at those eyes! He was having the BEST time.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Multi-tasking moms

Have I mentioned that I have the "try-to-do-it-all" syndrome, frequently combined with the "all-at-the-same-time" syndrome?

Well, yes, yes I do. Sometimes it's a curse. Frequently, it's a gift.

There are other moms like me out there! And I found them!

Come visit! There is already a give away of some nice bath products.