Friday, January 24, 2014

Reading is Fun

This week has been a strange week. I'm mobile but not quick! I have been having so much fun seeing the boys really get into reading! I ordered some "vintage" Moby Illustrated classics mini books from eBay. I owned a set of these as a kid and was more than a little dismayed that they had gained Vintage status...

Kevin is so excited to read this book! He loves the movie, Journey to Mysterious Island and the book is mentioned in it so it already has a cool factor! He read 3 chapters within 30 minutes of pulling it out of the mailbox!

Adam has taken to multitasking in his reading endeavors! I can't stop giggling when I watch this video...

YouTube Video

Such fun boys! If I accomplish one thing in my tenure as their teacher I hope it is an honest love of reading and of books!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Teaching With An Injury

Getting back into school has been tough for several reasons! First it's hard to stop having so much Christmas time fun and get back to work. Second, Dad took two weeks off more or less and hung out with us! And it's tough for everyone when daddy goes back to work and lastly this happened!

I of course did this playing around with the boys' Christmas present, a Ripstik. so we have had to move school upstairs, and try not to let the boys take advantage of the fact that I can't catch them. I have not been able to drive or really walk without crutches until today! Yay! Today is my first day all on my own. I am so grateful to my mom and friends that have even made life possible this last week and allowed the hubby to actually go to work. School looks like this...this week.

I found this super cute mini penguin unit on TPT

Both boys have been having fun comparing 6 different types of penguins.

School is at the kitchen table instead of the school room.

Books are in a bin instead of the file drawers

The baby is watching videos of babies laughing while big brothers need my help.

And thank goodness I got rid of that big cast like splint and now I just have a brace.

So Here is to the New Year!! May it get better and better!!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Homeschool Grinch Party

Kathy Wallace (fellow homeschooling mom) and I decided to throw a little party for our kiddos and their friends for Christmas! I would say it turned out super cute. We played Grinch Bingo, melted the Grinch's heart, and played pin the heart on the Grinch. We, of course, watched The Grinch That Stole Christmas. We ended up with 10 kiddos at the party. Here are some initial pictures of the food. I have more pictures that I took during the party on my other camera so I will upload them and add them soon.