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All the Barnes & Noble stores in the US (ALL of them) host a Mini Maker Faire this weekend! I’m sure you’ve heard of Make the magazine (and it’s short-lived sibling Craft). There are local Maker groups around the country that hang out, tinker, play with 3D printers, and often provide workshops for kids and […]
This was one of the strongest weeks so far (in my opinion) for a couple of reasons. Reason 1: COMPASS. Reason 2: Math Wheel. Math wheels are a very Waldorf method for reinforcing the patterns in the multiplication tables (taught along with skip counting – “counting by 3s” etc.) among other things. It’s just neat. […]
You’d never have guessed.
I started the Mermaid tail for the F pattern! I’ve made some yarn decisions for the rest of her (Woo!). I worked quite a bit in the yard this week too. The raised beds were planted last week. This week I started the long, arduous process of cleaning out the long, long, long neglected flower […]
When you homeschool an only child, you have to own that on an everyday basis, You’re It. You’re the alarm clock, the playmate, the entertainment coordinator, the teacher, the task master, the parent, and the grown-up. That’s a lot of jobs. Some weeks there’s not much time left for anything else. For the record, I […]
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit Disneyland so soon after our visit to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Gran and Pop last Thanksgiving. Both were unforgettable trips, but the differences between the two parks were striking. In case this is something you’ve been wondering about, I’ve got a few pictures to […]
Every now and then Michael has to go “to the office” out in Santa Monica. This time we went with him. Mostly because we could (yay homeschool + frequent flyer miles) but also because Disneyland! Ellie and I knit on the plane. Goofy met us in the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel. Our room had […]
I finished my Pig! I also disabled all the toy listings in my Etsy shop. No worries, they’ll be back in October. School. There was some! Ellie wrote her story-summery paragraph completely independently and it was perfect (except that “ribbin” needed an o instead of that second i). Up until this point, all the paragraphs/sentences […]
This week was a challenge. Every day there was something that interrupted our school time: coming back from the beach on Monday, Girl Scouts on Tuesday, piano at a funny time on Wednesday (Monday was a holiday), she was part of a Flag Ceremony on Thursday (Girl Scouts), and Friday was the bi-monthly play group. […]
So last week…I created a Mancala fiend. There were mirrored drawings, stories, writing, reading, and animal observations (birds this time). I am a big big fan of the science progression – Lesson 4 has a research project! We went to the Mobile Museum of Art just because we could. The scarf continues slow but steady, […]
I’m going to ramble about yarn. Brace yourself. I’ve ordered the tail yarn for the mermaid for the pattern example. Berroco Espresso – this time I got Pistachio. I’m waiting to see it in person before I order the rest of the yarn for her top, skin, and hair. Espresso is a 50/50 cotton/acrylic. This […]
Right after I posted yesterday, Claire (the Air) slowed way way way down and started acting weird. I tried very hard to shut her down for a rest but she beat me to it…and wouldn’t turn back on. Logic board. So meet Claire III! Best Buy sales and a backup from 10:30am made my downtime […]
I felt a little more cramped for time this week. We had hair cuts one morning and a new friend over during our usual school time one afternoon. Both events were totally worth it but effectively knocked out an entire day of school. We ended up doing a chunk of Language Arts work Sunday morning. […]
Her wig is knotted on through her scalp (like blanket fringe) and then tacked around the bottom of her head. It worked great. This one’s hair has three different yarns since I was using scraps, but I’ll find something for the pattern example that will help me get a more accurate idea of yards needed. […]
I finished her arm! And then I started messing around with her hair! And THEN I thought, “Argh I forgot to take a picture!” So I took one: I’m trying something different with her hair than I did with the Girl’s hair. So far it’s not too heavy.
Rounding out our study of China with Egg Drop Soup and Honey Ficken (‘ficken’ = fake chicken). Ellie helped cook. I promise that I’m working on that second mermaid arm. And a Rooster.
Best. Week. Ever. We explored the five senses, talked about territory, started piano lessons, played a bunch of games, studied China, reviewed word families, sang songs, knit, recited verses, read books, composed sentences, had a friend over after school, went to Play Group at the park on Friday, and That’s not even everything. In case […]
Just a sneak peek at what went on the first week of school: The little kitty pattern can be found at The Magic Onions. When I saw that post, I knew the scarf would just have to wait a week. Our only modifications were to seam flat across the top of his head (to make […]