Archive for the ‘School Stuff’ Category

Fun Friday {bowling}

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 [...]

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Monday

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 [...]

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Catching up

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. [...]

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I’m thinking

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 [...]

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Monday, Tuesday…almost Park day!

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 [...]

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{Lab}

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 [...]

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Park day!

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 [...]

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‘A day in the life’ {Thursday}

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 [...]

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Tuesday

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 [...]

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Thursday

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 [...]

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More school pics

After a long day of school (for Bethany anyway, she’s working hard to be ahead so that when we get back from CA she’s not behind) I took Grace and Hannah to Hudson gardens for their school pics. It’s always nice to be there in the evenings, nice light, great water reflections, pretty flowers, frogs [...]

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10th

I decided to break my back to school photo session into two shoots, one with just Bethany. We started off at Hudson gardens. Then I decided to go up to the Santa Fe art district to get some graffiti backgrounds. You can find lots of different backdrops within a block. So, Bethany is in 10th [...]

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Monday

James is still in Houston, but he gets home tonight. Bethany started off school with Geometry, then Science, then English. Grace did vocabulary, Language arts and reading. Hannah did spelling and reading. Grace’s glasses broke this morning, so we went to Walmart to see what they could do about it. We managed to find the [...]

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Fun Friday

Bethany did some Biology, read an Amy Tan story for English, took her first Driver’s ed quiz and took a Government quiz. I think that our schedule for the next 2 weeks is going to be do something in ever class, every day. When we get back from CA she can move she classes around [...]

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School room ’14

Sometimes we do school here – at the kitchen table. If you looked closer you’d see glue, marker, paint, pen marks, scratches, hammer spots – it’s called ‘homeschooled distressed’. During the summer the reading books got stacked on the banister for easier access, it helped me keep track of which library they went to (we [...]

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