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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 […]
I have a little bit of a crush on our school room. We’ve been hanging out up here a lot. I hope we like it just as much when school starts on Monday.
It’s Meet the Teacher night at our local elementary school. (Look who’s not there!) I don’t think I ever talked about curriculum. Here it is: The Oak Meadow curriculum materials have just been re-worked and reprinted. The new books are attractive, the teacher books are spiral bound, and the whole system is easy to use […]
Ellie is finished with her practice piece and is ready for a real project. heeheehee
Not a lot of Mermaid progress – but I did convince Ellie to let me pull out her (the mermaid’s) body and make a couple changes – smaller bottom for starters. The school room is almost finished. All I’m really waiting on is the Cat Tree. I’m sure cat furniture is on at least one […]