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!

Baby Girl's Homeschool

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

Low Carb Lifestyle

This fabulous book REALLY helps me stay on track. There are so many delicious recipes...from appetizers all the way to desserts. I highly recommend it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More Sonlight "Gravy"

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!

Blissful Mornings........

Gotta love 'em!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Adding Hands-On Activities to Sonlight

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

Composer Study

We'll be using the composer study schedule from Ambleside Online along with the books I posted for our music lessons. Looking forward to learning a lot about composers and listening to some great music.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Homeschooling Fun

                             "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

Summer Reading

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.

Self-Care That's Not So Fun

As promised in my previous post, I am now going to talk about self-care that's not so much fun. This kind of self-care involves thin...