Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov 2014

Colton did a rope course with the Boy Scouts !

Cody got moved up to Varsity for the playoff !! And made straight A's his first quarter of High School. So proud of him ! I see great things for him in his future :)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall Pics

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Halloween 2014

We had a fun Halloween !
Thanks Beth for the great pictures


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snowman Christmas Tree

I have been wanting to make a snowman Christmas tree for a while and I finally did it. She turned out prefect. I love her !
I started with an old 6 foot tree, garland, a wreath, table covers (I found at Wal-mart $2.50 a pack), hat, ribbon, scarf, 3 old pillows, tape, grocery plastic bags, buttons boots, lights and ornaments.

I made the head with pillows and bags and wrapped them with the table covering.  I had pulled the limbs up to form a circle but it was not very full. So I added a wreath around the neck area.

The middle and bottom section is shaped with pillows and bags and the tables cover is formed around it. Garland is added to the middle and bottom to make more greenery.

 The eyes are made with black yarn glued in a spiral, with false eye lashes. The nose is a construction paper cone with orange yarn glued to it. The mouth are buttons and the cheeks are blush.

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Getting Ready for Halloween 2014

 Practicing scary clown makeup on Chey.  Love her hair as a bow.

 Caity's Halloween make up for a Halloween party.

Carving Pumpkins

 Chey's Pumpkin

 Caity's pumpkin

 Of course Colton's Vomiting Cyclopes Pumpkin

Chey's scary clown make up for her Girl Scout's Halloween Party.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Colton's 1st Game of the Season 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Cody's 1st Day of High School

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We Made Skeletons

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our Curriculum for the Year 2014

Colton and Cheyanne are using the Classical Conversations for their curriculum, but I thought I would list the supporting materials we are using:

Math:             Saxon

Grammar:      Easy Grammar
                      Our Mother's Tongue

Spelling:        Spelling Plus
                       Diction Resource

Writing:         Excellence in Writing

History:         The Story of the World Volume 3 and 4

Geography:   Note booking our states

Latin:            Rosetta Stone
                      Latin's Not So Tough

Science:        My Body Book
                      Homeschool  Collection: Human Anatomy  Go here ! ( Love This)
                      Lyrical Life Science

Fine Arts:      Drawing with Children

CC Memory Check Off List

Since Classical Conversations is all about memorizing information, Caity made the kids check off pages for their memory work.

They are not the greatest pics, but I think you get the idea.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Starting School 2014 ( Classical Conversations)

 We have started Classical Conversations this year. Caity is in the Challenge B program and Colton and Cheyanne will be doing Foundations with me. I do not know exactly what I am doing, but I have researched a ton and I'm going to give it a try.

Here is our Week 1 Memory Board for Cycle 3:

Here is Caity's Latin Declension board:

Chey relaxing with Curley.

We are also are starting state notebooks since the kids have to learn the states and their capitals.

If you need information on individual states you can go here and there are links to all 50 states to get the information guides.
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