Monday, October 14, 2013

Our Schedule

Many of you may or may not be wondering how our week works. Or, perhaps, you are looking for inspiration for your week. I hope this helps you either way.

Our boys work out three days a week and I have adjusted their workload so they can still finish by 5 p.m.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY: Math flash cards, grammar, spelling, science, history and fiction.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY: Math textbook/workbook, writing, vocabulary, spanish, logic and non-fiction

Please share your general week in the comments below and posts on their individual curriculums will be coming soon!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

They keep growing and growing!

Fury, Dragon and Mr. Picky Pants are now 14, 10, and 3.

We had to dial back the pre-algebra to 7th grade for Fury and he is making progress in his other subjects.

Dragon has begun to enjoy math or, at least, dread it less.

Mr. Picky Pants knows his letters and numbers through 10. I think we have another early reader on our hands. Time will tell.

Soon I will post what we're using this year. Stay tuned.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Changes

As I write this, my tummy rumbles. Things are changing. We are removing as many GMOs from our diet as possible. Fury is now 13 and learning pre-algebra. Dragon is 9 and prefers language arts to math any day of the week. Since my last post, we've had a new addition to our family. Mr. Picky Pants just turned 2 in August.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fired up! Again!

I know it's been a while since I posted. Thanks to having a connection again, I can resume keeping people posted on the goings on. There will be new copywork books hitting the scene soon on my lulu storefront.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jesus vs. Satan (a bit of humor)

I found this joke on one of the forums I belong to. I thought I'd share it here for those may have never seen it before.

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Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly God was tired of hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, 'THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those results, I will judge who does the better job.'

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They faxed.

They e-mailed.

They e-mailed with attachments.

They downloaded.

They did spreadsheets!

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports .

They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

'It's gone! It's all GONE! 'I lost everything when the power went out!'

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours of work.

Satan observed this and became irate.
'Wait!' he screamed. 'That's not fair! He cheated! How come he has all his work and I don't have any?'

God just shrugged and said,



JESUS SAVES....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring break!

I guess most homeschooling parents would take their spring break and do nothing. I can't think of anything but using this week for retooling and rethinking.

I'm not saying that what we're doing isn't working. That's not the case at all. I gave ds9 some of the placement tests from AOP to see what he knew and what he didn't. I'm now going to go over them and figure out where gaps need filling in before we progress to 5th grade work.

I'll keep you all posted!