Archive for the 'School Stuff' Category

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! {Early}

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Since his birthday is on Monday, you have some time to look through the links and get some fun ideas for then. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. If you didn’t already know, Dr. Seuss is coming out with a new book What Pet Should I Get? His widow found the makings [...]

Thankful Tuesday

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

I’m thankful for my camera, which I use to take pictures of things like – snow. I’m thankful for the library that keeps us supplied with free books and movies. I’m thankful for my homeschool group, a group of friends that support us. I am thankful for the new medicine that the doctor ordered for [...]


Monday, February 9th, 2015

We had a sub teaching NIA class this morning, I like Jo, but she is go-go-go. I had just enough time to grab some stuff at the store and then do a bit of school before leaving for the library to teach my art co-op. Bethany used the tangram pieces for math, now she has [...]

Bacteria, plants and fungi

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

That’s what Bethany was up to today in Biology. She did a slideshow here and here about her picks for bacteria and plants. The Cyanobacteria looks very cool when it’s microscopic. (Source) We’ve seen it in blooms in a lake too, not so great looking then. You can find out more about Cyanobacteria here. Grace [...]


Monday, February 2nd, 2015

I started off the day with a weigh in – 21 pounds lost since Dec. 30. That means I’m halfway to my birthday goal of 42 pounds and it’s going to be tight. I’m going to add in another 30 min. gym session in the middle of the day, so on NIA days that will [...]

NIA, school, cooking and youth group

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

I had a good NIA class, it was the last day of the routine that focused on the spine and posture, next week we start something new. We jumped into school when I got home, math, reading, vocabulary and making sure that Bethany stays a few weeks ahead so that she isn’t behind when we [...]


Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Yesterday we did school and then I ran errands. It was the 15th, so time for TNO. I’m glad we’re moving to another Whole Foods in January, the one at Belmar is too healthy. They had none of my favorites on the hot buffet and my plate looked like I was a vegetarian. I did [...]

Getting crafty at the library

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Bethany took her Biology final today and worked on her music project. Grace did math (functions) and grammar (irregular verbs) and reading. Hannah took a spelling test (missed one word), did math and reading. I got my Christmas cards in and got them all addressed and stamped. Hannah and Bethany walked up to King Soopers [...]

Breaking records

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

We broke the record low high on Tuesday and Wednesday night we broke the record low low. It was -12. Back in 1882 it was -4 on that day. I don’t mind the cold except that it means less snow, the snow is smaller when the air is colder, so it might snow for 3 [...]

How cold is it?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Well, it’s been 98 years since it was this cold on this day in November. That’s right, the year Grandma Carberry was born the high for today was 16. We took off this morning to go swim at Apex. There were only 2 other families there from our group, not sure what happened to everyone [...]

Some school

Monday, November 10th, 2014

On a snowy day. We dropped 40 degrees in a few hours here and by the time we went to dance it was snowing. So good to see the white stuff coming down. James set me up on his other computer, it’s a lot bigger than my laptop and the keyboard has taken some getting [...]

Fun Friday {bowling}

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The cyberschool coalition hosts a bowling get together once a year. I figure it’s a free chance to bowl and meet up with other virtual homeschoolers, so we always go. We had our own lane and things went well until the second game. All the kids were using bumpers and when Bethany didn’t want to [...]


Monday, October 13th, 2014

School went quickly this morning. There was a little less to do than normal, not quite sure why, but I liked it. Bethany had to watch this video and write about it for science. Math went fast, triangles, line graphs and multiplication. We left early for dance because I had to stop by the shoe [...]

Catching up

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Some pics from the improv show Saturday. A nice sunset. Tuesday Hannah had an art class and made a picture of a macaw, then we drove Bethany to Parker for a teen writing class on how to write, edit and publish a book. Once again she said she wouldn’t like it, once again I scored. [...]

I’m thinking

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

we might never get to play tennis this week. Monday it poured down rain and hailed like crazy everywhere but my house (but that’s okay.) Tuesday we met James for dinner after the park. Today we were just heading out the door when it started raining. There is a slight chance that we will get [...]