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Jet Engine Experiment

I found a great experiment for the kids from 101 Great Science Experiments, I thought it would be a fun was to learn about how jets engines use air to move since we added jets to our lapbooks last week. First the boys taped a straw to the balloon with duct tape, then they threaded the rope  through the straw (we...

Things That Go 0-6! Week 1

Things That Go Unit We started our new theme, that we will be on for the next couple weeks Transportation & Things That Go. It will be the last theme we do before we start our Fall themes in preparation for the Pumpkin Patch field trip and Halloween. Practical Life: Take one of the transportation buttons and thread them on one of the...

Things That GO ~ Week 1

Things That Go Transportation Unit Study We started our Transportation Theme unit Things That Go last week with the boys. We have been starting our morning with some great worship songs, while searching for good kids worship songs on the internet, I came across a great group that the kids have just been loving , I have caught every one of the...

Montessori Elementary Math: Exercise 1

Montessori Elementary Math Montessori Elementary Math ~ Exercise One: Number x a Number (Commutative Law)   Today I did a new Math presentations with Dustin(11), and Anthony(7), I found some wonderful Montessori Elementary Manuals for free online HERE that I followed.  I showed the boys where the materials are kept on the Math shelves, unrolled the felt mat on the floor, I followed...

Binder Park Zoo

We decided to take a trip to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI before the weather gets cold. Since we have such a large family, it is almost always cheaper to buy a yearly pass verses getting in individually, so we now have a year pass! My sister, niece, best friend, and her 4 kids all joined us for the...

Our Curriculum For 2011/2012

  We are making some changes this year for school. I have spent my summer researching and educating myself on the Montessori Method, and that is what a lot of our school will be this year. I am currently taking Karen Tyler's montessori training class for 3-6 year olds and am loving it. I have learned so much and the manuals...

Our New Montessori Homeschool Classroom (part 1)

Our New Montessori Homeschool Classroom We are not completly done with the new Montessori homeschool classroom for the year, but I figured everything is where it belongs for the most part, so I figured I would share. To the right of the entry door into the room, there are 2 book shelves in an L shape with a table (old train...

Labor Day At Lamar Park

Holidays At Lamar Park with Family Today for the holiday we spent the afternoon at Lamar park with family. Despite the fact is was freezing today, we all had a great time spending the day with our family. Lamar park has many different gray things to enjoy. They have multiple picnic areas, grills, multiple playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, football field,...

Beach Sensory Bin

Beach sensory Bin This is the second and last Beach Sensory Bin. I dyed rice 2 different colors to look like "sand", mixed them together added a few rocks, shells, sand dollars, starfish, ships you would see at the beach from a Toobz collection, colored marbles, and a message in a bottle.  The kids haven't had a chance to play with...

Ocean Week 3 ~ Beach Cake

Beach-Cake
With the fact that I had the reorganization of the basement going on, orientation for Ethan's and Serena's school, and everything it takes to keep a household of 8 people running, we didn't manage to get much organized school done this week, either way the kids had fun with many things that were being reorganized! Gabe has gotten so good...

Metro Cruise 2011

Last Friday I took my first dose of Methotrexate (only taken once a week), I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and with how fast the disease is progressing I had no choice but to take start taking this very strong medicine. I was however blessed beyond belief, and did not end up with some of the horrible symptoms, at least for...

Organization Projects Underway!

We finally have begun the process of reorganizing some of the spaces in our house, we plan on moving the playroom back upstairs and having the toys all organized with an Ikea Trofast system, the school room and all school item will be moved from all over the house to only in the basement. The dining room table has...

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