Monday, February 28, 2011

Please don't forget about me! I've been super busy, but I'll be back soon!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Classical Conversations

Our Homeschool "co-op" on pamamma day a few weeks ago!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Groundhog Day

This post is really behind, but I want to remember it for my own records.
We had a fun school day on Groundhog day. We watched a couple of videos of Groundhog songs and facts (yes, surprisingly, they make groundhog songs!). And we watched the news report of Puxatoney Phil and an early spring prediction.
Rylie also made a Groundhog Day book, did some Groundhog math and played a few games. Her favorite was the Groundhog Tic Tac Toe.
Anna enjoyed matching the animals to their shadows.
I love themed school days!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I needed to make a gift for my co-op class that I teach for Valentine's, that I didn't have to spend any money on, so I found this. A fun colorful Valentine crayon!
It's a great way to use up all of those broken crayons you have laying around the house. All you do is peel and break up multiple crayons, then place them in whatever color combinations you want in a muffin tin. Melt them in your oven at 250 degrees for about 7 minutes. Wait till they harden and then pop them out of your muffin tin. Wala you have fun new colorful crayons!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February Church Planting Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter is up! Go here to read it! Thank you for your prayers!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chinese New Year

Yesterday we celebrated Chinese New Year. I had received an educator kit from Panda Express that had a DVD explaining the holiday, and some worksheets and crafts. I also had some good books that had to do with China that we read. One of them was about a missionary woman in China who didn't have any money or food for breakfast and how God kept providing for her. People kept coming and bringing her food and one person even brought her $1,000. It was a neat story and a great lesson to share with the girls.
Of course we also had snacks, fortune cookies and tea.
Since it's the Year of the Rabbit, we also read a science book about Rabbits. Rylie loved this part because she got to snuggle her bunny. She was also very proud of her Chinese lantern that she made.
I love school days like this, makes learning fun!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Look What Came Today!

My sweet Dad preordered it for me and it came today! I had to wait all day for Ryan to bring it home from the Church, but now I have it! I wonder how late I'll be up. . .