Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pony Rides & Fireworks!

Today, we enjoyed some early 4th of July Celebrations. Since the 4th falls on a Thursday this year, the town we were in,  chose to celebrate early. My kids had a blast watching the Fireworks & my son got to ride his 1st horse today. He loved it!
Is it weird he rode an Elephant before a Horse? ;)

During this upcoming Homeschooling week, I plan on doing plenty of Independence Day Learning Fun! Thankfully their are tons of games out there for older kids not just preschool games, etc. I have hangman for kids, State Games, etc. Of course we will be learning the History of Independence Day.

Until Next Time....   Have a Safe & Fun 4th of July!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reading Rewards

What a rewarding feeling it is, when you see your efforts in Homeschooling.
My daughter really loves to read! She goes through several books every month. All I can say is Thank you to the Public Library's! With out them, I would go broke trying to keep up with my little book worm ;) Of course Reading isn't the only thing she has improved on.

We all know teaching writing skills is a process and can take time for some. I will admit my oldest wasn't what you might call an early learner, but she sure has made up for lost time :)

On other news,  I am a new Auntie!!! A few days ago, my new Nephew came into this world, all 6lbs 8 oz. of him. There is nothing more Amazing then witnessing the birth of a new person.

Until Next time....

Friday, June 14, 2013



Yes! Math can make the calmest, most sophisticated person's hair stand on end. Well, that is unless you are one of those lucky, lucky people who are blessed with the ability to learn and understand Math easily. However, for those of us who are not, Math anxiety is very common feeling to have.

My children always wonder why I make them practice their Math. Not just new things we are learning, but things we have already gone over as well. I know from personal experience, that if you don't use it, you can lose it! So, it is always good to keep up your Math skills. If you forget how to add. for instants, how can you learn to Subtract? If you forget how to do your Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, etc. how will you move on and learn Algebra?  Ect. Ect. Ect. !

Whether you have just begun your " Homeschooling" Math Journey, have are already started an online Algebra program, or beyond. Math is important! ~> Love it or Hate it, it's not going any where. Math is a part of our daily lives and part of our education. The good news is of course, depending on your or your children's future career goals, it doesn't take too terribly long to learn what is needed. So, if you are like me, and have a harder time learning Math(or have children like me), just remember it will be over one day. Patience is a Virtue ;)

Until Next time...

Friday, June 7, 2013

What is a Homeschooler?

For those persons are uneducated about Homeschooling, they may have a stereotype of who they may think a Homeschooler is. Some of the pre-conceived notion's may be anywhere from thinking that everyone wears long dresses with their hair in a bun, or that they are doing so because of their Faith. That all homeschooler's use Christian based Curriculums, ect. With so many Secular Curriculum's available, we know that is not true. I think the one that amuses me the most is the idea that all homeschoolers are not socialized. Truth be told, I think the majority of Homeschooler's are even more socialized than children who attend a public school.

No matter what you have heard or what people may be saying, Homeschooler's are all different and all have their own reasons for choosing this path. Yes, there are some who wear long dresses and do so because of their Faith. There are also those that  choose only to use Christian Curriculums, but there are also those who use Secular Curriculum or No Curriculum. There are families that homeschool because they want a more one on one approach for their child. Or maybe because they love to travel(Roadschooling ), or because of a job that requires travel. Military Homeschoolers for example.
The point is, that we all have our reasons, but what we have in common in that we choose this path because we feel it is what is best for our children. So, for those of you who are thinking about Homeschooling, but are unsure because of the "rumors". Educate yourself! Talk to other people who homeschool ( Tons of groups, Blogs, and forums out there). Don't worry about what other's may think or living up to a stereotype. One of the perks of Homeschooling is the Freedom to do things your way ;)

Until Next Time... 


Sunday, June 2, 2013

I'm a Winner!

Wow! What an Amazing Day I had Yesterday!  While shopping at a Fabric Store, I entered into a chance  to win a Janome 3160QDC Sewing Machine, that was offered at their store.
Long Story Short ~>  I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an Amazing feeling to win; especially something so nice. I have always enjoyed creating my own things and now I will be able to make them even better with such a machine :)

Other News, after I won that Amazing Sewing Machine, my husband and I decided to celebrate and take the kids to a movie. We watched "EPIC". It is a Great family movie, a must see!

On the Homeschooling front ~> This past week has been pretty laid back. Even though we school year-round, I do like to ease up throughout the Summer. My oldest brushed up on Grammar and my youngest enjoyed watching me show him how to make flashcards. Of course I think he liked making them more than using them lol ;)

                                                                     Until Next Time...