Friday, October 31, 2014

Monthly School Review–August

We started school way back in August and I haven’t even shared about our curriculum.  I promise I will still do that!! Here is some pictures from the month of August:2014-08-04 08.19.35-2

My sweet second grader:


I started the year off using a morning calendar book.  Sammy enjoyed it for a while but we are going to switch things up in November:



Learning about the stages of life in science:

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Working on his handwriting without tear book:

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Sammy loves listening to audiobooks and our library has these cool playaways that he likes to walk around the house listening to:

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All About Spelling level 2 sentence practice:

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In our home art studio lesson we made an Egyptian sunset:

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In writing Sammy composed a story about owls.  I wrote it on paper for him and he drew a picture of an owl:

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Morning reading on the couch:

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More All About Spelling practice:

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Writing a story about himself:

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More couch reading:

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I need to work on taking pictures during more hands on work like math, history and reading.  I will work on that for November!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time I would write things on this blog…. then life got busy and I didn’t put forth the effort! I am hoping to get caught up on things and do a better job of sharing things in a timely manor.  So hopefully this is me turning over a new leaf!! Since a post isn’t a post without a picture here are two from game night in August:


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Photo Dump September

Not amused:

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Amusing me:

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With Tim’s sister we exploded a watermelon with rubber bands.  Sammy enjoyed eating/drinking the remains (not the ones that fell on the grass:

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School time puppy snuggle:

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Tim’s first eye exam since he was a kid.. prognosis.. his eyes are getting old *winks* but still no need for glasses:

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Sammy’s first piano lesson:

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The view from our back deck during dinner: 2014-09-13 19.24.32

Sick days = magic school bus and relaxing:

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He lost another tooth.. not a bad smile for someone with strep throat:

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HAHAHAHA Siri cracks me up:

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We got to watch my sister’s youngest.  We started off the fun with some popcorn and Dora:

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Then we hit the playground:

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Sammy looking after Grace while we walk to the car:

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Blowing bubbles in the backyard:

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Snuggles and more Dora before my sister got back from the VT football game:

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Tim rocking out on bass at church:

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Crazy hat night at AWANA:

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I got to go into Tim’s office for the first time ever.  This is pretty much how I pictured it:

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Beautiful barn wedding:

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We roasted chestnuts with Tim’s sisters.. none of us loved them *winks*

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Sammy saved up and picked out a new game for his 3DS:

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Tutorial

Kathy from contacted me to tell me about their awesome website and offered to create a tutorial for me to share on the blog.  I checked out the website and thought it was super cool!  They have over 500 animal tutorials on their website.  Some of the animals are really common and some are really exotic. 

Kathy created a butterfly tutorial for me to share on the blog:


Sammy and I tried our hand at following the tutorial.  I am by no means an artist but I would love to improve my ability beyond stick figures and geometric shapes *winks*.  We had a lot of fun working on this and Sammy asked if we could work on drawing more animals from their website.  I think this might be something we add into our school week!  There is an e-book available that would make using it in our homeschool that much easier!

So hope on over to and check out their awesome tutorials!  I know you guys will find something fun to draw.