Tag: homeschooling

the butterflies are FREEEEE!!!

Today was “release day” for our beautiful painted lady butterflies.  We’ve watched them grow from tiny caterpillars, into big, nasty caterpillars, then change into chrysalids, and finally butterflies.  We kept them for about a week just to watch and observe, but I could tell they were getting a little fiesty inside their little house, and …

two things… and that’s it

Today is jam-packed full of things that need to be accomplished. The short list?  Laundry, dishes, homeschool, grocery shopping, question writing… seriously, that is the short list. BUT, I wanted to make note of two things. First, rest in peace, dear butterfly.  Yes, although 5 of our 6 chrysalids successfully morphed into lovely painted lady …

WHAT A DAY!!!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009.  What a day. First of all, it was my darling son’s second birthday!  Hurray!  He is so precious… I am so thankful that God chose to bless us with this “surprise” 15 months after his sister was born! 🙂  He had a great day.  Woke up to streamers, played, had yummy …

the letter C lesson plan week

Alrighty.  I finally got around to planning out the 5-day set of lesson plans for the letter C.  Again, it’s been so crazily unstructured around here for a while due to illnesses and work, that I am seriously looking forward to next week and a little breathing room! The letter C.  I think I mentioned …

beans, butterflies, and books

More letter B today.  I told you, we’re faaaaar behind due to rounds of illness!  Today we read our library books.  Not letter “B” specific, but it was fun.  It’s always nice to read books that are “fresh” to the kids.  We have  a pretty good amount of children’s books already, but the way they enjoy …

The crazy letter B

Letter B started last Tuesday with a “b”ang!  It was gearing up to be a fun letter… I had ordered caterpillars to watch turn into butterflies, we were going to be painting, and reading, and doing so many fun things.  UNTIL… the next day, when the flu hit.  So, today we finally picked back up …

it takes two

So, if you are anything of a frequent reader, you are aware that I have been seriously considering/pursuing the homeschooling option for my children.  Rachel just turned three in June, and Eli will be two next month.  My plan was to do a basic 3/4 preK program with Rachel 2-3 days a week this year, …

our first “semi-official” preschool day

Not completely “official” because I have yet to find Texas state standards for preschool in printable format.  *sigh*  I’ll have to keep looking for that.  Since I don’t have those, I don’t feel like I can adequately “lesson plan” which as a former middle school teacher, I just feel the need to do.  I need …

a trip to the “teacher store”

Yesterday I went to the “teacher store”.  There are several in our area, and most I’ve been to since I used to teach in public schools.  Now, on my previous visits, I never paid much attention to what was there.  I was a middle school teacher… not a whole lot of use for all of …

our first attempt at “preschool” time

Alrighty,  so yesterday was one of the many days that dear Rachel decided she did not want to take a nap.  As is my usual rule, she had to stay and have some “independent” play time in her room for at least an hour, but after that, I knew she wasn’t going to sleep, and …