I have finally figured out our 2008-2009 curriculm. I am so excited because I have bought my books second handed and have saved a lot of money:) I hope this is the finally list but I change around a lot until I find one that just fits.
My 1st grader
Phonics- continuing Hooked on Phonics and using various library builders
Spelling-McGruffy Primer and a wonderful website with free materials
Science-Discovering God's World, Child's First Library books, and National Geographic for kids.
History-Story of the World Vol.1 and continuing state studies
Music-listening to various CDs and learning to play guitar
Art- will be included in activites related to other subjects, biographies of artist and such
Bible-personal devotion and verse of the week
Extra-field trips and lots of lapbooks to re-enforce other subjects.
listening in on brother's lessons
There we go. Let's hope it works. I am so excited!!
The link to the free stuff for homeschoolers is http://tlsbooks.com
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Yesterday, our Sunday school group had an outting for the kids. We went to the local YMCA to see the movie "Space Chimps". It was a cute movie. The kids really enjoyed it. We then all went to eat pizza and play video games at a local pizza place. The kids had a blast. We left early to see daddy before he left. Later that evening, I decide to continue the special day. I took the kids into town and we rented some movies and order some chicken strips. YUM!!! I also got them one of those store bought birthday cakes. It wasn't anyones birthday, they just really like those kind of cakes. Well, on the way home we got stuck in one big storm. As I was trying to concentrate on seeing the road, my ds said " wow, this is the coolest day ever". Ah........how sweet. We finally made it home and stuffed ourselves. My in laws came up for a hour and played with the kids. After they left it wasn't long until everyone fell asleep on the couch:) It was a great day. Blessings to you and wishing you and your family a great day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Finally, we have some summer weather. It has rained and been dreary so much this season. We finally got 3 days of sunny clear skies in a row. It has been so nice. The morning sickness is easing up so I have been able to enjoy working outdoors as well. I've scrubbed porches, mowed our large yard, worked on our pond and flower beds as well. We also had to remove two large hornets nest. DH got a really bad sting Monday. He doesn't have a severe reaction, he just swells really bad. I am so glad they are gone. Dh also got a bonus at work. We plan to use it to get gutters next week. We need them badly and have been putting it off for financial reasons. The front of our house stays so damp around the foundation and I worry about long term damage if we don't get the gutters. Well, I am off to enjoy the blessing of sunshine:) We will be cleaning our car out this evening. Dh and ds left some fishing bait in the trunk and it has been hot......need I say more:( Blessings!!!!!!!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Really who thought of the name morning sickness? I have had this "morning sickness" all day long just like I did with my son. I haven't been blogging lately because I have just been feeling so sick. It comes in waves and I get very sick at my stomach and very tired. I hate it because I am not a set down and take it easy type of a person, but sometimes you have to. My garden is in God's hands. As silly as it may seem to worry about it, I do. I worked hard plowing that garden and planting it and replanting it. Now the Japanese Beetle Bugs have taking over and I have put bug dust on them, which I hate to do. It doesn't work anyway and I am too tired to work constantly on it. I could use that time to spend with my kids. Speaking of kids, we had an outing today. We stay couped up a lot because of money and gas prices, but today we had a blast. We went with my mom out to a local diner. I had chicken livers:) My dh hates for me to cook them at home because he doesn't like the smell. So that was a good treat. We then went to the marina at the lake. They have a large playground there. We spent almost three hours playing and watching the boats. It was fun!!!!! We ended the day eating a piece of pie and drinking a coke under the stars. My son said, "Wow, this is great!" Ah, the simple pleasures in life. My dh and I have decided to start doing more as a family. We are always together, but we were not able to go out and do things together. Hopefully, with his new job that is going to be changing. Have a great and blessed weekend.