We’re back! We had a great time in Nebraska and did lots of fun stuff. The drive home is always the hardest part and it’s good to have that over! I made it back in 5 1/2 hours, which may be a record for us! Alex has been sick and is still under the weather. [...]
Archive for February, 2008
Sorry to be so quiet! We’ve been having a blast in Nebraska. We got to see Tiffany’s good friend Marsha, a delightful doula who enabled my art addiction on a grand scale by picking up canvases, paint sets, paint pens and more at 90% off Dick Blick’s GOOB sale. We got to see my friend [...]
Our fabulous friend Tiffany is British and my kids and I love learning her lingo! If you want to play along, here’s a few words to work into your vocabulary. Get cross! You’re no longer cranky, annoyed or anything beginning with B. You’re cross. Don’t you sound more sophisticated already? Take the footpath. It’s not [...]
We had a fun day today! We started the day with a tour of a newspaper. We learned lots and saw the presses in action, plus lots of nifty parts of what makes the whole business come together. Afterwards we stopped for Taco Bell (a treat for those of us who live in Nowhere!), visited our [...]
Wiki Answers says…. How many US presidents were homeschooled and who were they? Answer There were 9. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? At the FOX website you can play an online version of the game. There are 1st through 5th grade questions in all different categories from math to social studies. Our whole family enjoys playing along with the show so I’m going to let them see how far they [...]
I must go tend to the baby but I wanted to quickly say that we are with our friends and having a fabulous time. Plans for the week include doing a weather unit, touring a newspaper office (what does one call one of those?)….. and many other things. Must tend baby!
Here’s the specifics about freezing bubbles (from Wikipedia)…. Freezing Soap bubbles blown into air that is below a temperature of −15 °C (5 °F) will freeze when they touch a surface. The air inside will gradually diffuse out, causing the bubble to crumple under its own weight. At temperatures below about −25 °C (−13 °F), [...]
We’re off first thing in the morning for the wilds of Nebraska! The kids and I are going to spend about a week and a half with some fabulous friends. I’ll check in tomorrow and report all the amazing things we saw on the drive and how it flew by. Hoping, hoping….
Our weather event went fabulously yesterday! We had just under 30 kids, most about elementary school age. There was lots of mayhem but it was manageable mayhem. The kids learned a lot, got to make UV-changing bracelets, went snowshoeing, made ice cream in a bag and did some experiments to quite simply see how wind [...]