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I am a crunchy Christian mom to four boys and one girl ♥ We are a homeschooling Family. Our family can't stay still for long. We are always on the move. Our homeschool is inspired by The Well Trained Mind, Waldorf, and a bit of Charlotte Mason. Our lives are inspired by The Word of God, Jesus, Miracles, and sunshine when we can find it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Our first day of 2010-2011 school year...

...it is 8:22 and the boys are still in bed. I have morning sickness to start the year off. Yes, we are expecting again. We finally got the are you Mormon comment. (We are not.) I feel like an official big family now. I have had some coffee. I'm off to wake them up and get them started on their chore packs. I got an iPad for my birthday, so I hope we will blog more often this year.

...9:43 children stayed up late talking. They are up. They have visited with grandparents. They are eating and getting chores started.

...3:37 Still working with child who was starving. Dad needs to go shopping. Mom wants to vomit at the thought. Oldest playing with youngest and supposedly multitasking.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Watercolor Painting


I recently went through all the photos. It looks like we have quite the back up of downloads =). What can I say? It was a fun school year.

These are the painting supplies we purchased. Paints are from Paper Scissors Stone. Paper and brushes from Dick Blick. We mixed the paint about half and half with water in baby food jars.

Painting With ChildrenI used some ideas from A Little Garden Flower You Tube videos.

On my list for the upcoming year, is Painting with Children. I hope this might give me some help in actually planning some painting lessons. I'm not looking at being too formal. But, I do need a little help in that area.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gearing up for High School

This post reminded that we are gearing up for High School.  This next year my oldest will be an official High Schooler.  I remember it being so far away.  But, this is it.  This is his last year of just enjoying home schooling.  Next year, things count.

So, I've started a file for next year.  I'm going to file away things that look interesting or things I think he might want to read.  I'm going to make a little place on the side of the blog to keep High School related links.  I'm going to try to stuff it all in there and not think about it too much this year.

Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library)