Archive for the 'School Stuff' Category


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 [...]

Monday, Tuesday…almost Park day!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Monday went by fast. The girls worked on school stuff, then Grace, Hannah and I went off to dance. Bethany continued to work at home and then she read and wrote some fiction stories. James was working from home, so he took a break to go to the gym. Our devotional this week at dance [...]


Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Today, after doing school, we got the supplies for Bethany’s science lab. I made everyone do it because, well, why not? Safety first! The lab is pretty simple, but the reaction of the liver to the hydrogen peroxide was pretty cool. Also, lighting matches with the oxygen gas being given off was cool too… which [...]

Park day!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

I tell you, nothing beats park day. The kids get to play, the parent get to chat, the shade was nice, the water was cool – it’s nice. We had a huge crowd today, probably close to 40 kids ranging in age from 2 to 15 (with lots of 8 and 12 year olds in [...]

‘A day in the life’ {Thursday}

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

OK, so I could have picked any day this week. Monday was full of school and Chinese class for Hannah. Tuesday was more school and a walk at Hudson gardens. Wednesday is always light because of Park day, so I chose today. Yeah, I knew that we had a concert at the library and I [...]


Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

More school today. The schedule will go slower once we get back from CA, but this week (at least for Bethany) it’s work, work, work. She finished up a unit in Government, did some English assignments, Biology and Music. Tomorrow it’s more of the same for her. After lunch, we went to Hudson gardens to [...]


Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Park day yesterday was wonderful. The kids played in the water, Bethany got some friend time, we found some snakes, met some new friends, played and talked. Today we started school by trying to catch up the on-line system to where we are at. Hannah’s course were wiped, History we reloaded, but I’m having to [...]