January 28, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal-2

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week...
We have been celebrating my moms last week of work, she is retiring. Such an exciting time for her and it makes me so happy to see her this excited.

In our homeschool this week...
Bryanna is still working on a study of China. She finished her project on Panda Bears this week and now has to start getting the next project started...making egg rolls. Looking forward to trying those. BW is moving right along learning new words and reading simple sentences, I am so proud of him.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...  

We have Upward Basketball, which includes practice once a week and a game on Saturdays till the end of February. The kids are having a blast and I am enjoying watching them play.

My favorite thing this week was...  
I had the opportunity to go to my moms work for a retirement party they did for her and I was so amazed at all they had done and all the compliments they gave her. My mom is truly a sweet and caring person and it showed by all the people she worked with. She is going to miss them but I think they are going to miss her as well.

What's working/not working for us...  
I am not sure of our history curriculum for Bryanna, I am doing a lot of research right now to see what I can find that will be a good fit. I have learned BW does better with learning words if I put them into a bingo game, make him index cards with his words on them and then when he learns them put them on the wall .

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...  

Any ideas on a science curriculum for a 1st grader and 7th grader?

A photo to share...

BW's Basketball team praying before the game.

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January 20, 2011


Where we are at right now.... 

In school Bryanna has started a study on China and even though she is doing a lot of research it is going well. She finally finished her math book but now we are going back and reviewing some things before moving on. BW is doing really good and is getting back on track, he is learning new words and seems to be paying attention well. Sometimes I still have a hard time keeping his attention on what we are doing but all in all he is doing good.

As far as school anyone have any suggestions on History for a 7th grader and 1st grader. Yes I am already thinking about next years curriculum. I am going to the conference in Greenville in March and I hope to be able to purchase the kids curriculum while I am there.

My moms birthday was this past weekend and she turned sixty. I love her so much, she is just so special to me. She is retiring at the end of the month and I am just excited for her. After dad passed away I told her I would like her to enjoy her retirement since dad didnt get to see it.  And she is excited and talking about all the things she wants to do once she retires.

Kids have started playing upward basketball and I have enjoyed watching them play. They love it and are doing a good job.

I would like to have this:

I want a new camera and I like the look of this and what I have read about it. If you have a D3100 would you please let me know what you think of your camera.

Hope you all have a great weekend. 

January 19, 2011

January 7, 2011

Spaghetti Tacos?

Some of you probably looked at the title of this post and are wondering what I am talking about. Well, I need to tell you how this came about first. Bryanna likes loves to watch the show ICarly, it is a show that comes on Nickelodeon and it is about some teenage kids who have a web show. One of the times she watched it Spencer, Carlys brother, fixed spaghetti tacos. And ever since then Bryanna has been wanting to try them.

So her daddy told her while he was out of work for Christmas we would fix them. I was really unsure of this idea. It is just regular spaghetti inside a hard taco shell. Here is a picture of what the taco looked like...

Now I am sure most of you are wondering was it any good. Well the words from Bryanna are......


Really these were good, but they were very messy.