Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

King Tut Exhibit Woodstock

I am so excited, we read Tut's Mummy: Lost...And Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4) last week. After reading about Howard Carter's amazing and exciting discoveries, my oldest wanted to get on a plane that day and head over to Egypt to find some more tombs.

I searched on the internet and could only find this King Tut exhibit in Houston. I thought God would somehow work it out for us to get to Houston to see the display. Atlanta has had King Tut exhibits but it has been a couple of years.

And then low and behold God worked it out. There is a brand new King Tut exhibit in Woodstock. Complete with dioramas and replicas!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Free Online Art Lessons for the Kiddies

Great for those who follow Charlotte Mason. Art Lessons by grade.

For first grade there are 10 lessons to download. The first lesson is Paul Cezanne.
I like these because it has directed questions to ask after viewing the piece.

What colors do you see?
What room in the house does this look like?

And so on... Check it out from the Concordia University of Chicago.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby Sling Cheap Slingling

Baby Sling Cheap Slingling: Today�s deal at Moolala is a baby sling for $22. The Slingling is for babies up to 35 pounds. I love baby slings

Monday, October 17, 2011

Horseshoe Magnet Sale-Cheap

Last week in the Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding (BSFU) we did a magnet study. I could not track down in Lakeshore Learning any magnets in price range (cheap). So I ordered off ebay a horseshoe magnet. In the picture it looked really big. Like I said in the picture (see picture #!)

I got it and it was about 1.5 inches long. Let me tell you trying to show magnetic field with iron fillings and that little ol magnet was a bit of a stretch.

And I paid $5.99 for it. Can you believe it? I put that study off for 2 weeks trying to find a reasonably priced magnet.

And then look what I just found tonight?(see picture #2)
A big ol horseshoe magnet for $5.99

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mommy your dress is soft

Your shirt is soft.

Can you be my pillow for my head?

Homeschool Planners 35% off

Great deal. I just got mine recently and have enjoyed using it.

I went to the Well Planned Day workshop at the Homeschool conference and got to hear her speak. I see a lot of benefits to this particular planner. The best part is that you can see any holes you missed in looking back if you use a planner more like I do, a recording of what we actually did get done.

Use code hedua927 to get 35% off. Don't worry the code is written all over their website.

Here are the details directly from the Home Educating Family site:

Spiral Bound with Three Hole Drilled to Fit into Binders
Over 230 Full Color Pages
Full Year Planner: July 2011 - June 2012
Home Management with weekly cleaning schedule, monthly projects, greeting card registry, and monthly budgeting.
NEW in 2011, Holiday Organization Section: Greeting card registry, activities and event schedules, gift giving, around town shopping, and internet shopping.
Organize and plan for up to 4 children in one convenient book.
Four Student Class Plans: Schedule each student's class assignments.
Four Student Time Schedules: Track each day by the hour.
Weekly Schedule: Organize your week with class assignments, weekly priorities, prayer requests, dinner menu, and notes.
Month at a Glance: Plan field trips, enrichment activities and books to read
Semester Attendance & Progress Reports
Perforated Report Cards
Menu Planning: Plan weekly meals and conveniently shop with perforated shopping lists.
Family Worship: Read through the Bible in a year.
Insightful homeschool articles and tips to inspire you throughout the year.
and much more....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mommy Why Are Boats Called Girls?

He thinks for a second, I know a good one is coming.....

"Maybe boats are called girls because they break easily"

We just started a condensed Swiss Family Robinson and all the boat talk had us pulling out the dictionary for the words keel, outrigger.