Thursday, July 29, 2010

Art in your Homeschool!

I love to draw. I've been doodling since before I can remember and I am excited about starting a more "formal" Art lesson with the kids this year. 
My oldest, 16, doesn't have my passion of drawing and painting but my 8 year old son does and I know my 5 year old will want to do it just so he can try and out do his older brother. So it ought to be fun to say the least.

To encourage them in Art I had made this "Picture Window" out of one of my Grandmother's old windows from her home in Maine.
I made it to display their art work. It really does encourage them to do a better job as they know EVERYONE that comes in our home will be seeing it. 

This year we are going to use the Rod and Staff ArtPac
It teaches the basics and I think it will be fun!

What do you do for Art?


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting Serious About It!

Man it's been a busy month. What I thought I was going to get done, I didn't, but I got a whole lot done that I didn't plan on. So now it's time to get those things done that at this point NEED to be done. Like planning the next school year.
Where does the time go?
So the majority of this week will be used to do that. The other part will be to clean my house! OY! It's amazing how it builds up.

What kind of system do you use to plan your homeschooling?
Do you use teacher's manuals?
Look at lessons ahead of time?
Wing it day to day? LOL!

Have a marvelous day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chocolate Day Resources!

I'm celebrating chocolate day over at my main blog but thought I'd share a little chocolate love over here.
Here is a link to a FREE Unit Study on Chocolate!

And if you want something a little more planned out you can always check out these chocolate lap book studies.

And while you're at it, make a batch of these today.
No Bake Chocolate Cookies!

ENJOY your Chocolate Filled Day!