Sunday, May 31, 2015

Homeschool Book Haul!

All the kids were gone this weekend!  So hubby and I had some time to go exploring and spending some time alone.  After a long day of exploring and riding around, he took me to the bookstore.  Sweet, sweet man!

SO I bought homeschool materials!

Here is what I purchased.
First picture I bought my daughter a new clipboard for .99c and the goodwill.  You just don't know how long we searched for a cute clipboard two years ago before school started!  Her favorite color is green so this was an awesome score for us.  Utopia we purchased from Amazon.  The rest came from a local used book store.  The workbooks were only $3 a piece and the other books were .75c each.  I was thrilled.

This set all came from the local used book store.  Top two are more for me than my daughter.  But I did see a section in the Unsolved Mysteries book about Amelia Earhart that I think she may be interested in.  

The paperbacks are all (except the hamster one) about famous women.  After watching a tv show where they commented that a woman did something first but a man was given recognition for this thing, my daughter was rather aggravated.  lol  So I picked up some books on famous women for her to learn about.  If you know of more famous women that I can look for material on, leave me a comment below.  I will definitely look them up!  The other books on the top right are big books from the Oology series by Zoticus de Lesseps.  We have almost the complete series.  These we picked up at the local used curriculum sale for $4 each.  They are awesome though.  They contain flaps you open and letters and more.

These are most of the things we picked up.  I still need a science curriculum.  Math I have covered.  And we have plenty of books in our home library to keep us busy.  If you would like a tour of our home library let me know and I will see what I can do. :)

Blessed Be.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Header Opinion?

Today I played around with an online collage to make a new header.  
I made two different ones.  
I would LOVE to see which one do you like best?  

Option 1: 

Option 2:

Thanks for following along on our family blog!  Blessed Be!

Summer School.. And a Homeschool Room!

Our homeschool hasn't really ended yet much to my daughter's dismay.
I still have half a math workbook I want her to complete.  I also started her on 
an explode the code book.  You can see/purchase it here if you want to know more about Explode The Code.  I am hoping it will help her work on her thinking skills.  My daughter is slightly ADD and very reluctant to do work on her own.  She wants someone to read her the instructions and explain them.  While I don't mind doing this for some of the more confusing ones, I think at 9 she should be a little more independent than she is.  Two subjects all summer with lots of reading thrown in hopefully will get us back on track and keep those skills fresh for next year.  

This is probably a very unpopular opinion but I think year round schooling (gasp!) is actually a good idea (oh no she didn't!).  Kids lose so much over the summer.  I've noticed that homeschoolers I follow seem to share this opinion more than public schoolers.  Disclaimer:  I have kids in public school AND homeschooling. 

I am also really excited to start work on our homeschool room.  I've cleaned out most everything.  I hope to paint this weekend or next.  Then start moving stuff around to see where everything will go.  Its not a big room.  Just a smaller spare bedroom.  But I'm content to have a room (with a door I can shut) with her desk and mine and all of our material in one area.  I hope this encourages us both to stay on task better next year.  I will be taking pictures to post on the blog as soon as I get the painting started.  Maybe a video tour too. 

Just had to share!  Hope you all are having an awesome summer.  Blessed Be!