Thursday, May 26, 2011
In this video "Baby Girl," who was supposed to be sleeping, chose instead to sing Chris Sligh's song "Only You Can Save." Check it out on his latest CD. It's a great song!
I'm using this book as Baby Girl's spine. We'll cover one letter each week. This book includes literature ideas, crafts, songs, rhymes, worksheets, activities and recipes related to each letter of the alphabet. I think we're really going to enjoy it.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wow, I found this site to add even more hands-on activities to Sonlight. I plan to let the kids choose which activities they want to do. That's one thing I love about Sonlight: they provide the wonderful literature & discussion guides, and then we get to decide whether to add in crafts, related recipes, or extras. It's a great fit for our family!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
oMy children really enjoy arts and crafts, so I'm going to let them choose related activities from this book to go along with their reading. The ideas in this book are great and include countries from all over the world. And....I'm going to be brave & get messy & finally do papier mache with the kids this year! This book has some really cool papier mache projects, so I guess I've got no choice.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"Doodles" & "Bug" perform a scene from one of our books: Where the Red Fern Grows. Scroll to the bottom of my blog & turn OFF the playlist to hear the sound in the video.
|"Doodles" prepares to act out a scene from Bambi.|
Monday, May 9, 2011
We are on a light school schedule now. That being said, however, I'm so excited about getting started with Sonlight that we may start a full schedule before August arrives! But...for now...we are enjoying a relaxing time with several good books. I've posted some of our favorites so far.
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