Saturday, October 28, 2006

Art Display

Today we are going to see the kids art display at the YMCA. They take Art and Gym there with other Homeschoolers. I cannot wait to see there masterpieces! If I can find the little lock that goes on the camera memory card I will be taking pictures. I'll be sure to post them. Breanna will soon be taking a cultural cooking class, she will be learning about other cultures as well as cooking. We are excited about this because we are currently working on a culture display. The children are learning about different cultures and countries. I have asked the each of them to pick a country to represent. They will make a display board with facts and photos, we will (try) to sew clothing that is popular in that culture, and we will have a day for each child to Display thier Country, wear thier handmade clothing, and we will prepare cuisine based on that Country. You know me, I love hands on learning. I was teaching a lesson from a text book on different cultures, when I looked up and saw the glazing over of the eyes look, that's why I came up with this. They will have three weeks to complete. I will be sure to have the camera working by then, so I can share the results.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Does anyone know how to...

Add links to the side bar? Help! I am new to this and I I have found some great bloggers links I want to add. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Just a FEW Printable Links as Promised

Mysteries of Motherhood

By Reb Bradley of Family Ministries

Mother's hearing
She does not hear the car alarm, the neighbor's music, or the noise of playing children,
But from the other end of the house, in the middle of the night, she will hear a child's slightest whimper

Mother's mind
She may not comprehend how to use the VCR or the computer,
But she understands a child's heart whenever it hurts.

Mother's strength
She may be too weak and exhausted to carry groceries in from the car,
But she is strong enough to intimidate any who threaten her children.

Mother's memory
She may not remember where she put her keys or the reason she walked into a room,
But she never forgets the wonderful things her children do and say.

Mother's clothes
Her clothes aren't so perfect – they're stained by baby's burps and last month's lasagna,
But each stain is a badge of love and service equal to any won by a soldier.

Mother's hands
All she sees are the lines and wrinkles in her hands, and longs for their youthful appearance,
But she forgets their wear speaks of love, devotion, and sacrifice.

Mother's shape
She sighs and moans when she cannot fit into the clothes of her youth,
But her shape and stretch marks are like battle scars which say, "Kids, you were worth it!"

Mother's eyes
The mirror tells her that her eyes lack sparkle,
But the bags and fatigue betray love that burns bright all night long.

Mother's career
She is haunted sometimes by what she could have been,
But she equips generations and shapes the world's future.

Mother's trust
She doesn't trust enough to let you near the strange dog or to climb to the tip top branch,
But she believes in you when you are discouraged and full of self doubt.

Mother's significance
She regrets her failures, mourns her anger, and dreads she is warping her children's psyches,
But she so tightly bonds her children to her heart that they will grow up, but not away.

B is for Breanna in a BIG Bubble!

Am I the only Printable Junkie?

Am I the only one that feels the need to print everything that I "might" use someday? My husband asked me why we go thru a new ink cartridge every week. I insited that I needed everything that I print. He said "really, then why is there a mountain of papers you printed still sitting here from last year?" Good point hubs! I guess I have an addiction to printable homeschool stuff. there a support group for this? haha. No really, I am interested to know if anyone else has this problem? Well, gotta go print...hahahahaha

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Puppet Masters

Climbing the wall

This was Fun

Today for science we made a rain gauge using a 2 liter soda bottle, duct tape, masking tape, ruler, and a wired coat hanger. This project took about 30 minutes. We also created a rainfall collection data sheet. We then discussed rainfall and why it's important. What would happen if we didn't get rain ect...

After some initial arguing over who was going to do what, it came out pretty good. I will try to get pics, our camera broke...looking for a new one.

So What does G.L.O.W. stand for?

I was trying to come up with a name when it hit me-God Leads Our Way, then later my daughter Cassie said "why not, God Loves Our Work?" I said "Brilliant, I love them both!"If you check out my website you will see that I use both. I am going to use this blog for our everyday happenings.