Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Great Amazon Rainforest

We have spent the week learning about tree's. Things they do for us and things we can do for them.

While I was trying to hunt down a book in our home library I came across a book about the Amazon Rain forest. While I glanced over the pages reading bits here and there, and trying to figure out where in the heck this book came from.

When I started reading it to them I figured we could learn about the animals and maybe a tree type or two. I had no idea they were going to find it as cool as they did.

Bella had the great idea of write a song about the "Great Amazon Rain forest" That is still in the works. I plan on getting it on video of them singing it to post here. They also wanted to build a rain forest in our school room and even include the Amazon River. We are going to be constructing it for weeks.

I started writing this blog last week and well I'm just now sitting down again to try and finish it. We continue to learn about the Amazon and they cant seem to get enough of it. Everyday we learn about a different animal and continue to work on our song. Hey even we are learning a thing or two. The Pink River Dolphin I had no clue that there was such a thing. When I told Avery that I had never heard of one. He goes "MOM hello there was one on Dora" I guess I should spend more time watching Dora?

Funny how things turn out. When I started to research Homeschooling and different ways that we could do it. I remember when I first read about Unit Studies.... I wasn't too sure if I would be able to come up with enough to keep them busy learning in every subject centered around one thing. Without even giving it much thought that is what we have been doing the last two weeks.

I still plan on using Sonlight, but I wanted them to get into the swing of school before we set our eyes and minds on Sonlight. So once we are finished learning everything we can about the Great Amazon Rain forest we will start our first year of our Sonlight adventure. I truly cant wait the books are amazing!

Well thats all for now.... Check back I am going to try to start writing again on a regular basis again.

Until Next Time,
Just MOM

Homeschool Video

Someone sent this to me and I thought it was great so I had to share.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Two Funny Videos

One of Chloe going down the Slide at the Park and One of Avery and I going down the slide at Avery's Birthday Party

video video

I forgot that I needed to back up to be able to catch Chloe at the end of the slide. She ran right into my arm. We all were laughing and yes she was too.

Just a Note if you are planning on climbing with your kids don't wear a dress. I repeat DO NOT WEAR A DRESS!

Until Next Time,

Just Mom

Getting into the Swing of Things

We have spent the last week or so trying to get into the Swing of things.

While we wait for our Sonlight Shipment the kids have been working from a few workbooks we picked up. The first few days that we were doing school work here at home were a bit rough. Miss Chloe wanted to be held or she would find anything to stand on to be able to climb onto the table. Where she would sit trying to make herself look cute by saying "Hi" over and over again so she wouldn't get into trouble for being on the table. Yesterday she sat in her high chair pulled up to the table and colored in her new coloring book for over an hour!

Both Avery and Bella cant wait for that Sonlight box to show up. We were talking about the books and what we were going to be learning this year. Lets just say that its going to be like Christmas when it shows up.

I have been cleaning like a crazy person. All I have to say is my meds must be working. If you are reading this most of you know me well enough to know that I hate I mean really HATE cleaning. Even my kids when I start deep cleaning they ask " Who's coming over". If its the last thing I do I'm going to get this house in tip top shape before we really start school for the year. I had the kids helping yesterday. The whole second floor is spotless!

What else is new here since I haven't spent anytime blogging as of late. This past Friday we headed up to Seattle for hair cuts and to pick up Grandma. After we got Grandma we went to toys r us so Avery could get his birthday gift that he had been waiting forever for. We weren't even in the door 2 minutes when Bella walked by a shelf and a Wooden Toy Chest fell on her foot. The screaming, Blood and the way her toe turned black and blue and grew 3 times its normal size. We had to wait with the screaming and bleeding child for almost 45 minutes while good old Toys R Us too their sweet time trying to find the Incident Report paperwork. Don't even get me started on the lady from Personal Injury who we are dealing with. Poor Bella still cant put shoes on. We took her to see Dr. T once I filled out our paperwork. It isn't broken but it is really badly bruised and shes going to end up loosing her big toe nail. There goes her foot modeling career.

Only Kidding!

I should run the kids have made a mess out of my "clean" second floor and Avery let Chloe have his blue mouth wash and she now looks like the girl who turned into the blueberry in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The kitten has been named after a few weeks of just calling him "The Kitten" He is now Oscar, but last night Bella had a great idea! She thought we should call him Fruit. I really hope that one doesn't stick.

Until Next Time,
JUST MOM

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Update in Photos

We have been crazy busy getting ready for School and trying to enjoy the end of the Summer.

Here are some photos of our School Room, The new kitten who found us, and some of the kids. One of Bella with the new Kitten, One of Chloe with Gloves on her feet, and a picture that Avery took of himself. And one of Chloe after she decided to draw on herself.
Until Next Time,
Just MOM



Wednesday, August 13, 2008

MIA

I have been away for a few weeks. Not really truly away, but away from blogger.

A ton has happened over here...
Kids
Pets
Family
Life


I will tell you more once I am able to get everyone down for naps so I can write in peace.

Until Next Time,
Just MOM