Friday, July 31, 2015
I had a little medical procedure done earlier this morning and I am taking it easy.
Things just happen as you get older. And no! I didn't have any kind of plastic surgery.
Not to worry. Josiah is taking care of me with plenty of ice water and ridiculous conversation.
In the meantime, I thought I would let you know that my friend, Melanie from FinchWren, featured me today on her Family, Fun & Homeschool series.
Go take a look-see. She is a fellow TOS Reviewer and Homeschool Mom.
Have a great day!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Marcy is a dear (you might remember her from her wonderful Delightful Planning book). Her blog is so encouraging and I appreciate the opportunity to be able to contribute.
You can read my contributions by clicking on the links below. The series is "31 Days of Delight Directed Learning." Don't miss a one!
Delight-Directed Learning: Creating Something From Nothing
Delight-Directed Learning: Expect the Unexpected
Delight-Directed Learning: Creating a Curiosity Journal
Thursday, July 23, 2015
For example, this card will want the players to find a shape amongst their cards that has two different lengths of sides.
Of course, this game is not just for homeschoolers. Shape Whiz would benefit anybody with their geometry skills.
You can connect with SimplyFun via the following social media outlets. Click on the banner to read more reviews.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
You can see from my stylized shot (I say stylized because I am having camera issues and this is about as good as it gets!) of the intermarry that each activity is in bold. A few of the activities are continues. The student simply adds to them each week. Josiah keeps all the finished projects and the ones he is working on in his binder. The small bits and pieces are in a ziplock bag.
The final activity on this leg of the trip is to begin an Audio Tour! This is such a neat thing. We listened to it a few times. Not to worry. All the MP3s are included in the download. I didn't have to go search for them online.
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Friday, July 17, 2015
There has been so much going on!
This time around I want to share some of the beautiful pics Mom took of our adventures on the pond.
There are actually 2 ponds on The Farm. The one in the pasture is residence for frogs and a few hot cows (ew). The one closest to the house (pictured above) is quite lovely.
Even in the driest of summers it has still kept a level of water just right for fishing. It is filled with frogs, turtles, variety of fish and all manner of flora and fauna.
The rains that we've experienced lately has left the The Pond full to the brim.
We hadn't even begun Cousin Camp before The Cousins were begging to take their first turn about the pond in the rubber boats my parents keep for such the occasion.
We let them lose the first night after supper. It was a lovely clear evening. The frogs had just begun their song.
The rubber boats have seen better days. We sent Josiah into the pond in one of the, well...less sturdy boats. He happens to be an excellent swimmer and we knew that he would survive if suddenly plunged into the murky depths.
Yup. I'm that mom.
It wasn't too long before we realized that this boat wasn't going to float.
I'm just sayin.' Any water apparatus that can bend in the middle is probably not a safe place for 6-year-olds.
Thankfully, this boat wasn't going anywhere.
Maddy (who celebrated her 11th birthday that week) informed me that she was older and could now operate and paddle a boat on her own. I didn't want to tell her that the reason she hadn't been allowed to operate a boat before now had nothing to do with her age.
She's just Maddy. She spent 5 minutes paddling around in circles.
Her cousin, Cade, had to finally rescue her. I don't believe she asked to paddle her own again.
I'm the king of the world! Or at least this pond.
It was just a peaceful evening. I have to say that the little one in the back of the boat (Brynn - age 10) actually had strep throat. However, we didn't know she had strep throat until the next day. She was a trooper.
Eventually the crew got tired of waiting around for their turn to paddle about in the boats and jumped in.
Not sure what the hand is raised for. Alex is our world changer. She is probably asking if the pond is ecological sound.
With a lovely moon...
And even lovelier faces...
The kids spent lots of time in the pond. Ama (my mom) even got in as much as she could. My sister-in-law got these pics.
She did have to be pulled to shore. I think the next item on Dad's list of "To Build" is a dock.
It's these kind of experiences that they will remember. I'm glad.
I have more pictures to post! Just not tonight....