Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Football!

We are BIG football fans and take our football seriously even preseason games:)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weekly Review 6 & 7



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I am behind on this blog, I know.  I am still having some medical issues, more doctors appointments etc.,  I did finally get a diagnosis and medicine to fix my problem so hopeful in a few weeks I will be feeling much better. 

As far as school has gone we have done the basics math, grammar, spelling, reading every day and split up history, science and Latin on alternate days.  We are behind where I wanted us to be but we are making progress so that is o.k.

He finished his Thomas Edison book, and chose Ben Franklin for his next autobiography.  We have made a few library trips the past couple of weeks and loaded up on books. He gets to pick his books and he has picked everything from dogs, nfl, earthquakes, robots, machines, plants and the American Revolution. 

We have been watching Liberty Kids on Netflix he is enjoying the series and is very interested in the American Revolution.  I can’t wait to really start studying it with him.  Not school related but also he has discovered Dr. Who and the sci-fi lover in me is tickled pink.

I am proud of this picture he colored for his Great Grandma.  He hates coloring with a passion, drawing is great coloring not so much.  It is the first page he has ever completed it took him a week but he wanted to color it for her and he did. 


Next week my lesson plans will be a little different. I did this last year and he really liked it so I am planning it for next week.  We do a weeks worth of lessons in one day per subject.  He thought it was so fun and it changed up the routine a bit which is always good.  So next week we will spend a day on each language arts, history, math, science, and Bible/Latin. 


Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - My Little Runner

He is getting ready to train for a kid version of a marathon next spring. For a heart kid this is a big undertaking and he is ready. 


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekly Review–Week 5


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There was no school this week.  I started the week in the hospital with a unknown allergic reaction.  After spending the first part of the week in the hospital and coming home on medicine that has made me feel terrible, I decided school was not on the list this week.  Kiddo has been very good and helpful all week.  

Since there was no school this week, I thought I would list what we do on days or in this case week, when school is not an option due to illness or whatever.  We don’t have any family near us, so we don’t have any extra help when something is up, so I try to have a plan to deal with those pop up situations.

One thing I do is collect LEGO kits. Kiddo loves LEGOs and they can keep him busy for hours. As I find a good deal I keep a few kits put back for these times. I had LEGO: The Rise of the Sphinx kit, it is 550 pieces and a difficult build as far as LEGO kits go.  It took him about 4 hours to build, and he has played with it for days.  After he is done with the kits he takes them apart and then starts building all new creations. Have I mentioned we love LEGOs!


He loves reading so having a new book or two put back it always good. He loves the Buddies movies from Disney.  We have all of them and they are some of his favorites. I found a Spooky Buddy book, about the new movie that comes out in September.

Spooky Buddies

spooky buddies

He has also done a lot of drawing this week.  I think we have gone through a 1/2 ream of paper.  I ordered a set of Sharpies for a craft project for us to do later and he has had the best time getting to use Mom’s “special pens”. I love Sharpies.  If you are looking for a good deal on Sharpies I found this set.

Sharpies 24 pack




Here is one of the photos he made for me, most his drawings are of cars, hot wheels, fire, engines, etc., boy stuff, but he made me this one and said I would like a pretty flower.


I am really looking forward to getting back to school and a routine next week.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Lego Rise of the Sphinx

LEGO Pharaoh's Quest - Rise of Sphinx 

A Lego kit is a great activity for a child to work on, when Mom is sick. We love LEGOs.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekly Review–Week 4




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This has been a tough week.  Kiddo is not cooperating and is taking forever to get his work done.  We have been starting school around 8:30 and not finishing for the day until after 4:00.  What we are doing in no way should be taking that long to do.  He is all over the place, not wanting to do his work, being intentionally slow, day dreaming, talking about anything but the subject at hand, etc.

Thursday we had a reading day. I needed a little break to see how to address this issue.  He read Horrible Science, Thomas Edison, library books, the next chapter in his science book and other misc. Star Wars books.  It was a good day of reading and taking a break. 

I got in a new coloring book to go with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy. I think I am more excited about it than he is. I want to color too. I was less than $7.00 from, it is for ages 9 –12.


Friday, we had a contest. Dad was coming home for lunch so we tried to see if he could finish spelling before he got home.  That worked great, we were finished with spelling in less than 15 minutes instead of the 45 to 60 it had been taking. Hmm, maybe I should make everything a contest.

Kiddo has also been busy with his ice skating lessons and bowling league. We are looking at options for activities for the fall, I think he has decided on bowling again vs. ice skating lessons.  This fall both classes are at the same time, bummer. We took a summer break from Taekwondo because he was just not liking the new group that took over the school. We plan on finding another school with hopefully weapons training, which is what he is wanting to learn.  He is waiting until he is 9 when he can join a fencing group here.


I am joining the local and large homeschool group here, they seem to be more organized now and are offering more. I am hoping we find some great field trips and activities with other homeschoolers. Do you find it hard to find other homeschoolers locally?  Everyone is nice but they seem to fit into one or two specific categories and we are not either one. It has been hard to find a group we are compatible with.

With our first month of the new homeschool year in, we are working on a few issues and learning lots.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011