Thursday, March 26, 2009

Is This Homeschooling?

*A warning for the squeamish * The pictures you are about to see are not for the faint of heart.

Normally I myself would never have stood for such a thing. I have learned that as a homeschooling family there are many things that will change in our lives. What I was afraid of before has now become a curiosity. I do things that I never thought I would do. Are you ready?

Keep going..........

Scared? hehehe

Well here it is!

Yes. This nasty little guy was in my pantry. Why is it alive you ask? Well, because of the 2 faces that keep peering into the critter box. We discovered we had an invader since yesterday. As Dad and I were discussing how to get rid of it, our daughter was appalled that we would set regular mouse traps out. So we decided to set the sticky kind out. Did it get caught there? No! Believe me, I sure am glad about that. The next morning our cat Dora found it and was playing a game of catch and release with it. Daughter nonchalantly turned to me and said, "So he came out?" I looked to see what she was talking about and ran across the room the other way screaming. hehehe After I regained my composer, I grabbed a large empty coffee can and chased it around trying to catch it. It took 20 minutes.

While we were practicing our writing, the kids kept taking turns peaking into the coffee can. I was afraid it would jump out. So i looked for our old critter box, cleaned it up and filled it with some guinea pig bedding we have. NO! We are not planning on keeping it. No matter how cute the kids think he is. It is for observation ONLY . I don't care how much they cry. hehehe

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Here is what we've been doing this week.

Since the girl loves horses, I thought it would be fun and educational for her to do a lapbook on horses.

The boy is working on his own lapbook. Learning all he can about snakes, of course.

So far they have worked on vocabulary, classification and geography. This is their second lapbook and I'm sure it won't be the last. Lapbooking covers quite a few subjects. The hands on learning they get from it helps them retain the information. They get up in the morning and it is already set up at the kitchen table. They begin working and reading right away. Best of all it's fun! Can't wait to see the finished product. I'll be posting that soon.