Friday, October 30, 2009
There was a discussion on one of the homeschool groups about a good spelling curriculum. I have a good curriculum, but found this website www.spellingcity.com to be fabulous for learning the words. You plug in the spelling words and your child can play games or test.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
...which doesn't happen often. I think I mentioned before that I am homeschooling this year. For the most part, it is turning out to be a good thing. My kids are quite social so I have tried to make sure that we attend as many homeschool fieldtrips and activities as possible. I signed my kids up for a group called, Destination Imagination. It's a great program that the kids seem to really enjoy. Friday was our first time with the DI group. I was with Mailaya's group - 3-6 yr olds. Each child was sharing something about themselves. One child brought a cute doll, another told about her dog, one had a piece of silky cloth... Then it was Mailaya's turn. If you haven't met Mailaya, she has a very deep, low voice. She loves people but can seem stand offish when she is uncomfortable. She was pretty uncomfortable at this point of the day. She hadn't made a friend yet and I could just tell it wasn't going well for her. She couldn't think of anythign to say about herself and I prompted her asking what her favorite movie was. She said, "Lord of the Rings." Silence filled the room. Even the adult leader was quiet. Then the leader asked if anyone else had seen the move, no one had (these are young kids). She then asked Mailaya who her favorite character in the movie was, "Legolas." "He's easy on the eyes,"
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So I was talking to my dh the other day. I mentioned that the next time someone asks if ALL of these children were mine, I was going to say, "Yes, and there are 5 different fathers." My kids had a field trip today and we had to buy some lunch before that. The checker was really giving me the once over and then asked if they were all mine. I said, "yes," and Connor said, "are you going to tell her about the different fathers?" LOL!!!