February 24, 2013
I had the grand pleasure of waking up this morning to a migraine. So I laid in bed with the lights off + grabbed the ibprophen. The kidlets came in shortly after and crawled into bed with me for about an hour before we got up for our normal (as normal as it gets for us) routine; except with today being Sunday, we missed Church services.
We have one service in the middle of the day, rather than two (one morning and one evening). Sunday School begins at 1pm and Church Service starts at 2pm and usually ends around 4. So we usually have breakfast, rush to get ready and have lunch before leaving out. Then have services + come home just in time to get dinner together.
Due to the lack of activities for us today, I have caught up on some house work that was needed. I cleaned the fridge + freezer out, the cabinets (and rearranged food items so they are easy to find), then vacuumed and mopped. Then I decided to take some special time out for social media and emails that I have been procrastinating on.
image credit: The Blogging Planner
I did find a grand giveaway just a bit ago, thanks to social media. If you are a blogger as well, you should head on over to TheQueenB.net to enter for your chance to will one travel sized blogging planner from The Blogging Planner. The giveaway ends on March 3rd at 11:59pm MST to US entries only. I drool over planners + lists on a daily basis, so I am really crossing my fingers to win this one. If not, I just may break down to purchase it in the near future.
And on that note, I am going to go plan out next weeks blog posts as I really, really, really want to get back to a normal blogging routine and post everything here. That is with the exception of reviews + giveaways which I will post over on SimplyRandomReviews.com as soon as I fix the sidebar glitch in the design, but will post an excerpt of the review and a link to the giveaway here on Mama-Hood so you all don’t miss out on the fun stuff.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and next week starts off with a bang for you + yours!
February 22, 2013
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February 20, 2013
This year Elijah has been doing better with sitting still and actually using worksheets and book work. Last year was mostly learning through daily life, educational games on the computer and documentaries (he’s beyond obsessed with them). Nevaeh is still not of age for school, however she has been going through a lot of the same routine that her older brother has this year. She seems eager to learn just because she sees her brother doing it. Big smiley in my book.
This year, Elijah has been going through “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” as well as using flash cards for phonics and sight words. Our flash cards came from Starskills. I will be posting a review of the Starskills Early Learning Program that is 40 weeks long, broken down into four (4) ten week sections. We have began this program over the last few weeks and I do highly recommend it so far. We also use Starskills for printable alphabet + numbers, counting worksheets and more. You can keep up to date with new Starskills programs on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starskills.
We use a set of Weekly Reader “Just Ask” books for reading/comprehension. Angel Bear Yoga (physical fitness, building positive character traits, building communication + more). And we just began using ABC Bible Verses that we found through pinterest that we printed out and fit inside of baseball card holders for a weekly bible verse (devotional + memorization).
Other than that, we fit in math, arts and crafts, life skills, etc into our everday living. Measuring in the kitchen, making our own laundry + cleaning supplies, folding + putting away their own clothes, choosing the cheapest of a certain item in the store, saving + spending their own money, etc. The list goes on in our homeschool.
PS: If you don’t remember my post at the beginning of this school year (here), I use free printables from Five J’s to create my homeschool binder (yearly attendance chart, weekly assignment sheets). I also use DonnaYoung.org for printables for our reading list and a google doc file with an ongoing list of documentaries that we have watched.