Thursday, September 10, 2009

year 2009 - 2010 has started!

We had a really busy day on Wednesday so I thought I would wait until this morning to post about it what we did.

In the morning we attended an awareness event for FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Our miss mew suffers from this and it is important that we all take time out to try to prevent this from happening to another innocent child.

Now onto our homeschool stuff.... :)

We traced our hands and decorated them. Then cut it all up. :)

She absolutely loved this. This is one activity that we are for sure going to be doing lots of.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NGBTS "Not going back to school"

We attended a not going back to school picnic. It was held in a city nearby and since my husband was heading into the city for the day we thought we could drop him off and have some fun.

Well after dropping off our daughter at school... special art school she is 18 ... we ventured to the park. The picnic was okay I guess but my daughter seemed to be left out of stuff and things happened... her being attacked by a dog... marks on her face, neck, arms, legs, etc. Not a good day. I child painting on the back of my shirt. The list goes on.... we went to eat lunch and well there were way to many bees so we went to our van to eat... and then decided to just go for some ice cream and head back to my parents empty house. Not a very good day. Oh well maybe next time will be better.

New playroom...

With me looking after children during the week it made more sense to have a playroom upstairs where they come in so that children were not taking over my whole house and so that we could have our own area to keep just for us and miss mew for her special toys.

In the first picture you can see the a bit of the corner of a black shelving unit which houses bins filled with toys and play items. This is working out really well with the kids. I am loving the mess contained to the area too!

We often use the table for crafts as I have small chairs that go around it making it a perfect height for crafts and eating for the kids.

Here is the entrance... with the cubbies for shoes and other things. It really helps keep things tidy in my house. Also the bookcase in the background houses some homeschool items because I also homeschool my 5 year old.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

2009-2010 Curriculum


  • Family Time Bible in Pictures by Kenneth N. Taylor

Language Arts

  • Learning to Read- "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons".
  • Learning to Write - Manuscript lessons for "100 Easy Lessons" from

Finish up "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons", and then move to other things.

  • Reading - Sonlight P4-5 Curriculum
  • Penmanship - Handwriting With Out Tears Kindergarten

  • printable worksheets
  • number games
  • assorted science books

  • age appropriate life skills (cooking, laundry, cleaning, personal care, etc)