Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A resource to share

I am started to piece together next years curriculum.  I have a computer based program for my oldest to try next year(SOS).  The next 2 & 1/2 kids will be doing unit studies.  In case you were wondering what the 1/2 is, he is in preK so he will join in on some things but I don't really consider it school.  But they like to do school at this age and keeping them busy is important so they don't get in (as much) mischief ; )  I believe their curriculum will have more of a shoestring budget.  I know I have something in storage(My Father's World-I have a 2nd grade version) that should work with some add-ons. I am currently research websites with printable materials to enrich the basic idea. Plus the library is always a huge resource!
All this to say I wanted to share this site I just came across.  I've been looking around it a bit and it looks like a good resource if you have a special needs child whether you are home educating or not.   Hope of the Christian Kind  an online support of ADHD, Autism and more.  Looks like a lot of resources too.  Let me know what you think, I've just been poking around the site a little tonight and wanted to share before I forgot!

Book Giveaway

Go over to Sally Clarkson's blog at I Take Joy and enter to win her(and her sweet husbands) updated book Educating the WholeHearted Child. Click the book link to see some reviews.  I have yet to read the book but have skimmed through a friends copy and it is on my wish list!

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Birtdays

So sorry its been almost a month since I've been by! I blame the unsettledness of life. Still looking for someplace to rent and in the meantime staying with 2 sets of wonderful grandparents who have welcomed us into their homes.
Summer birthday season has started and I now have a 7 year old and 5 year old!! We celebrated first with a batman cake and then bug boy wanted star wars so we plopped some lego star wars on top of his cake and called it good. Everyone is getting bikes so we can try to enjoy family bike rides. The 7 year old finally 'got it' and can now ride without training wheels! Good job #3!
The 5 year old or #4, got a special treat and his cousin took him out to the movies for his birthday and he got to see the new Cars movie. That was really strange to have my bug boy gone to the movies!! He had a great time-Thanks for thinking of him Cuz!
I've decided #1 is my go to guy to take to concerts. We've been to two so far this summer and he really gets into it. The other older two are just like, why are we here?? Though they do get excited when they know a song but for the most part they'd rather just listen on the radio ;-)
I can see the end of the light for ball season. The kids have had a great time! Will work on getting some pictures up soon!

I will leave you with a song today. Blessings!