Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Great Geography Game!

This morning we rapped up our study of Canada.  I fortuitously stumbled upon this great interactive game!  The kids really enjoyed playing it and even my 5 yo caught on shouting "Northwest Territories!" when he knew the answer.  The site has an interactive game for every continent on the globe.
Enjoy ;)

Monday, November 8, 2010


I don't know about you, but I always feel that hour we LOSE more than I feel the hour we GAIN!

Here we are at the start of another work week and we have plenty of work to do!  Tomorrow the kids are participating in a book report with our homeschool group.  It's a great opportunity for them to practice public speaking and it's fun for us as their parents to see them share their thoughts on the books they've read.

So my motivation today is to have them finish up those books and write or type their reports...pics to follow!

Happy Monday!

Update:  The kids did a great job at their Book Report night.  Attendance was a little slim, but it was still a great experience for everyone.  J-saurus did his report on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
M.J. did Lainie from the American Girl book series.

Buster Brown didn't do a report, but made a bookmark at the craft table.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wait...what day is it?

Oh, that's right it's Tuesday.  Does that ever happen to you?  Sure it has.  Anyway, I was hoping to show our finished craft that I mentioned last week.  Alas, it is UNfinished...sigh. 

So here's why the fall craft (along with a list of other things) didn't get done...

We started out the week with dh getting food poisoning (tip: If the grilled chicken sandwich you order looks questionable, DON'T EAT IT! No matter how hungry you are!)

Then MJ was struggling to breathe which led to a dr. appt. and asthma medication :(

We did accomplish some schoolwork, too...

Studying Mexico in MFW:  Yarn Art

 J-Saurus did a dragon...big surprise!

What's a fiesta without a pinata?
And then there were costumes to make for "Free Candy Day" :)

So I missed "Motivated Monday" this week, but hopefully I'll get back on track this week.  I'll let you know how it goes!