Archive for the ‘School Stuff’ Category

Page to stage

We went to the library this morning to see a Page to Stage performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack traded his cow for some magic beans, but the beanstalk led him to a giant’s castle filled with books! His mother was glad for the beans, they had food to eat; Jack was glad for [...]

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Fun Friday

What could be more fun than writing spelling words, taking a math test and taking a science test? Eating lunch at Cafe 180 with Lola! Lola treated us to lunch since she didn’t get to talk to the girls after the worship dance performance. We had a nice lunch and great conversation. From there we [...]

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Argument

You can read Bethany’s Storify argument against standardized tests by clicking on the link below. [View the story "Do tests tell how smart you are?" on Storify] It’s not a surprise that we perceive tests as not showing a complete picture of who my kids are as students. They are more than a test score, [...]

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Friday

Bethany finished up some essays on financial literacy and financial planning for advisory class and then went to work on her history assignment, an essay comparing propaganda posters. It was an eye opening assignment, looking at this poster (if I were German) I would believe that America was coming to destroy my city (the bomb [...]

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Bluff lake

We found out this morning that Grace’s fish art won 2nd place for CO. That was a cool thing to start the morning with. We did school, ate lunch and headed to Bluff lake for my geocache co-op. My GPS was worthless, so others tried their GPS app on their smart phone, which worked too [...]

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New tires, English papers, dance

I am a fan of Discount Tire. They rotate my tires for free, they change flats (just not at 1:30 in the morning.) They have put 4 new tires on my car for the cost of replacement certificates, they rock. Today I got two new tires, one tire to replace the one that was way [...]

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Fun Friday

The girls went to bed late, but I guess they got enough sleep because when their guest left they got right to work. Bethany had 2 Scantron tests to take, the kind that keeps going the more you get right, she hates those. Grace had to write math answers to 4 tests by hand, they [...]

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Oops

I meant to take a picture of Bethany’s art before it went further…..here is the base of mod-podged dictionary pages and water color. Here are the zen-tangled hands. I should have taken a pic of those when there was less stuff on them, they look different as they get more drawn in. Here are the [...]

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Winds-day

Still very windy here, which makes it hard to take pictures of flowers, but I tried. Bethany worked on her english paper and did some history and science. Grace wrote her poem and did 3 math quizzes, Hannah worked on history, her poem and spelling. Today was the last day of our ‘poem-a-day’ prompts. The [...]

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Tuesday

Oh, today’s poem was not only easy, but I got to use my new favorite word – ephemeral. (It means short-lived, transitory.) We went to the cafe’ for lunch, but the MOA was closed, they open with their new exhibit on Sat. night, so I guess I know where we will be that night. School [...]

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Last week of April

It flew by, I know that time is not going faster as I get older, but some days it sure seems like it. Today, Bethany took a history and science unit test, started on a research paper for english, did a class connect and started on her history paper. She also took her Coursera quizzes [...]

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Heavy school

Bethany did some heavy school today because we’re going to be camping for the next two days in Ft. Collins. She finished her reading journal for Romeo and Juliet and took a quiz, she took two quizzes in science, a quiz in history and turned in her outline for her history research paper. This means [...]

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Friday

The poem for today was ‘a poem to yourself’, we weren’t quite sure what that meant, so here is what we came up with. I want to be a cook and make hamburgers and hot dogs and fries. I want to make cheese and eat it. I want to go on a cruise and snorkel [...]

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Ohhh….

Here comes a spring snow. Nice and wet and a lot of it. Don’t forget March and April are our snowiest months, we didn’t get much in March, so April here we come. More snow means more water in the summer! Poem for the day, alliteration. Snow softly, silently, drops down daintily, wrapping the world [...]

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Hump day

I decided not to head to WP today. I think I could get there, even though Berthoud pass is icy, but they are expecting snow and I don’t think the van would make it back over the pass in icy/snowy conditions. The kids were looking forward to tubing, but I just don’t think it’s worth [...]

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