Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Saturday and Grace Card WINNER!

Happy Saturday Everyone! It is going to be a quiet one around here. Maybe some sewing, more purging and lesson planning for next week.

And the winner is ....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Grace Card and a GIVEAWAY!!

How do you love someone that you really hate in the depths of your heart? 
That is the theme of this movie. 

Set in Memphis, a city near and dear to my heart, this movie really hit home for me. The main characters deal with the death of a child and the struggle the family ensues as a result of it. I felt it was a true portrayal of how the death of a child affects the whole family and the different ways people react to a loss. Other issues in the movie include race relations, family dynamics and job stress. This movie is Rated PG-13 so if you have younger children, be aware of that!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our Schoolroom 2011-2012

We are blessed to have a dedicated schoolroom that we can use for most of the regular school year. It does not have air-conditioning but it does have heat. We don't use it from June-September/October though the kids will go in there from time to time to read or play on the floor. I love having a dedicated space and look forward to getting back in there. I am still adding things and the look of it changes here and there, but the feel of the room stays the same.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Name is NOT Monkey Girl by Miriam Jacobs

I came across My Name is NOT Monkey Girl while searching for a flag bracket for our homeschool.

I plan to buy this book for our home library and an additional copy for our local library. I want to encourage you all to do the same. As the mom of a special needs child, it is heartbreaking to see your child ridiculed. This book was written and published by Miriam Jacobs, the grandmother of a little girl named Candace. Proceeds from the book will pay for the continued surgeries she needs to reconstruct her face after the birthmark removal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Toilet Seat Two-Fer (Or How to Keep Your Skinny Minnie From Falling In)

Signs You Have a Skinny Minnie
  1. Pants and shorts never fit correctly.
  2. S/he has long legs that go on for days.
  3. Belts are not a fashion accessory, they are a necessity.
  4. You adore clothing lines with adjustable waistbands in size slim.
  5. Even with size slim adjustable waistbands, the kid may need a belt.

Monday, August 1, 2011

2011-2012 Curriculum

We began homeschooling in June 2009. We had just moved back to GA in January 2009 and the last part of the school year didn't go very well. We dove into homeschool as soon as the regular school year ended and never looked back. Now we take June and July off for summer break, but we start our summer school a few weeks into August.
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