Mary at Everyday Baby Steps posted about the 29 Day Giving Challenge and I have decided to see if the kids want to join me in making it a family challenge. The basic premise is to give something away every day for 29 days… Why? Because to see the world change, we have to do [...]
Archive for July, 2008
We’ve been homeschooling long enough that the socialization thing is years past laughable around here. My kids interact with other kids at the pool, the park, community theater, library club, friends’ houses and on and on. The phone never stops ringing for the girls. They are veritable social butterflies. The same can’t necessarily be said [...]
Brownielocks has a fun list of Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays and Observances for each month. August has some interesting ones! A few of my favorites…. World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 Simplify Your Life Week 1-7 Weird Contest Week 10-15 Be Kind to Humankind Week 25-31 Friendship Day 3 Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day 7 International Left [...]
Have you been to OLogy yet? This web site run by The American Museum of Natural History is so much fun! There are sections on everything from genetics to biodiversity to astronomy, with experiments, crafts and tons of online activities. I looked around and barely scratched the surface. It looks like the type of site [...]
We had such a great time with Grandma and Grandpa last week that I didn’t get much of a chance to write about it. I’m always short on time so here are 10 photos to sum up some of the trip. And 10 words… Family History Play Shopping Helping Bonding [...]
These look like a fun way for the kids to use science, math and more! Free Weekly Puzzlers Students use critical and creative thinking as they learn science, language and math! Recommended for grades 3-8 (ages 8-13)… More details and a sign-up form at Cogno.
Say that 10 times fast! I took the kids to audition for the local production of “Beauty and the Beast” this morning. Jack decided it was a little too scary and didn’t try out, but Victoria and Anna couldn’t have been dragged away. They had the kids stand in a semi-circle on the stage from [...]
Now that the play is over, I’m itching to make some changes and get more of our usual homeschool fun going. Life will still be chaotic enough. Tomorrow the girls are auditioning for “Beauty and the Beast” here in town. Rehearsals run all week with the performance on Friday night, so it will be a [...]
Tonight was the last performance of “Fragments of a Dream,” the outdoor play that Daryl and the girls are in based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s time here in nearby Walnut Grove. The night went well and Daryl bought each girl a souvenier T-shirt, like every year, and they went around with Sharpie pens and had [...]
Got some crafters to keep busy? Here’s a cute little idea for how to make a book bag from a pair of old jeans and a belt. Since you only need the top of the legs, use the leftover legs to make these lunch bags.