Friday, September 28, 2012

What We Been Up To Lately...

 We've been making bread!
 Although, this looks like a success, it was a fail. This bread was horrible because I made it on a rainy day. My little son enjoyed kneading it though.
 Our pool is open year round, and our town still has temps in the 90's, so we get out to the pool for Phys. Ed. whenever we can.
 This is what a normal day looks like. Older one was correcting her little sister's work here. Notice the red pen.
 Son & I love to paint with household items. We used paper clips, a lid, and a hand beater to make the painting above.
 I am really into saving containers to use for homeschool stuff. Does anyone else do that?
We were practicing volleyball, and the ball got stuck in the tree. I get a work out and she gets to practice, when we go to the park with the volleyball.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh Geez We're Booked!

This is footage from a road trip up North.
Swimming lessons, volleyball practice, choir rehearsals, choir performances, random interviews and tapings, Theater Ensemble rehearsal, playground time, YMCA play time, whew it's getting kinda of heavy! I'm burning gas and trying not to burn out my candle. I haven't even mentioned school lessons and check ups. Anyway, we're rolling...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Check out :57

I am a guest speaker at The Free online Women's Emotional Wellness Conference. I made a video and my 11 y/o old made me an awesome graphic at 0:57.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Circulatory System Study via Youtube

The Plan: To study the body this school year.

The Question that led to circulatory study:  11 y/o to me: What do they mean when they say internal bleeding? Aren't we bleeding inside anyway?

 The Answer:  Several days of Circulatory System study.

Day One: I started with a verbal talk explaining arteries, veins, and capillaries.
Day Two:  Reinforce the learning with anything we see pertaining to the circulatory over the next day or so (surprisingly, a lot comes up).
Day Three:  Go to the Science book and read the circulatory chapter.
Day Four:  Youtube videos & a Writing assignment.

Here are the videos we watched:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A few days at the beach...

Can't say that it was an educational trip, it was just a trip to end the Summer officially. Summer is NOT over here in Texas. It was 102 today. The heat is raging on. 

Texas beaches are not as pretty as Florida beaches, but we were appreciative to be there.