My UGO deals today. Broken down each item cost me $1.25 each. Pretty sweet! I bought: 9 boxes of gluten free Honey Nut Chex cereal, 4 boxes Cascadian Farms cereal, 3 boxes Mom's Toasted Cinnamon Squares cereal, 4 big family size cans of... Campbell's tomato soup, 2 bottles of Hunt's ketchup with NO high fructose corn syrup, 3 bags of Thomas' English Muffins (2 are cinnamon raisin), 12 containers of Pillsbury Gluten Free cookie dough, 2 cans of green beans, 2 - pkgs. of raisins, 2 packages of celery, 1- 3lb. bag of apples, 2 rolls of wrapping paper, bananas, a package of whole wheat corn syrup free hot dog buns & a big package of Twizzlers.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
We've been getting ready for fall & winter. There have been some great sales on apples, chicken, beef, and ham. I even found one on bread. I love stocking up our pantry and freezers. It gives me a cozy feeling.
Boo helped me package meat from today's local meat sale.
Some of the goodies we bought at the sale today.
Since our local thrift bread store closed I have been bummed to have to pay full price for good bread. How thrilled was I today when I found all of these loaves on sale for a little over $1! Normally they are almost $4 a loaf!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I've owned this program for years and used it with my girls when they were younger. They loved it too. I found it at a homeschool convention when it was just coming out. I had been searching for years for a program like this but my search always came up empty. I was overjoyed when I talked to the author and she explained how the program worked and her reasons for writing it. With co-ops and such taking up our time it sat on the shelf for a few years. But now I've dusted it off and I'm kicking myself for not bringing it down earlier. It is so much fun!
The lesson on this day was describing a setting. The boys each had to choose a book to use for their example. Bugs chose to use his book he is reading for his literature study.
Sam the Minuteman
I had Elvis do two examples since he is older.
Think, think, thinks! Hee, hee.
(He's not having a hard time, I promise. He is a goofball especially when I get out the camera. Lol!)
They were busy beavers. After they have completed their assignments they are always eager to share with me and with each other what they have written.
Yesterday we learned about the different kinds of plots & then about developing your plot. Very cool! I'm looking forward to tomorrow when they put it all together and begin writing their story.
Monday, October 14, 2013
We started our second Book Adventure this week. Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom! Princes is loving it. In fact, she asks to "do school" every day. She starts out with Easy Peasy with Boo Bear and then she & I work on her Book Adventure activities. Here is Day 1 of Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom.
While she waits for me to set up she enjoyed the book she chose from the library.
I got this DVD from Netflix.
Digging for letters.
Boo helped me make the coconut tree.
She dug for letters A, B & C.
She found them all!
Putting up the coconut tree.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
We started our Apologia Human Anatomy studies last week. Today was our day for a couple of experiments. Tonight we will do two more. I love the flexibility of homeschooling.
Bugs put his in an empty container. The container represented the skull, the egg the brain.
Elvis put his in a sealed container. However his had his egg AND was filled with water.
The container = the skull, the egg = the brain, the water = the fluid in our brain
Here they are ready to be sealed.
Bugs took his turn first. He ran around the yard twice shaking his sealed container with the egg in it. I instructed him to shake it as hard as he could while running.
Did you guess this would happen? Yes, we did too.
Then it was Elvis' turn to run around the yard twice shaking his container as hard as possible. Remember his has the water in addition to the egg.
He was disappointed that his didn't break. It didn't even crack. Lol.
We talked about how God designed our bodies so amazingly. He thought of everything!
Safe & Sound...........Scrambled
Our second lesson was learning how important our skeleton is and how our bodies would be without it.
We made ourselves out of Play-doh.
This is mine.
Bugs with his little green guy.
Elvis with his little guy. He even has a baseball cap.We then squished and squashed them to demonstrate what we would be like without our bones. Being boys they pounded theirs. I think they got the jest of the lesson.
We finished up by recording our findings in our notebooking journals. Tonight we will make our edible cell and do an experiment with apples. Science rocks!
Today I set up a little treasure hunt for Princess. She is in preschool and learning her letters and numbers among other things. I thought it would be fun. And so did she. =)
The boys helped me get the Aa's ready. Yes, they are very silly.
All ready to start the search!
Here's one on the stairs!
She's starting to get quite the collection.
Every time she found one she had to say it's name & it's sound.
They were upstairs too!
In the boy's room........
.........and on the toy shelves.
She found all 23 cards! And most of all she had a great time. Yay!
Next it was time for a worksheet to reinforce our learning.
She got to use her new dot markers for the first time.
She said the letter and it's name as she worked.
Another fun worksheet. She traced the A's and then cut out pictures that started with the letter A.
And then it was time for Play-doh with her big sister.