Saturday, October 31, 2015

True and False about our Homeschool

1. Homeschoolers always wear denim jumpers.
False....there was a time in the 80's when I was a kid that they were popular but my kids and I prefer pj's on most days.  Unless we have to leave the house.  Co-op day and Karate days we get up and dress but other than that it's pj's all day.

2. Homeschoolers sleep till noon. children would love too, but we do better to get up and get school started no later than 8:30 - 9:00 so we can finish up before lunch or at latest early afternoon.

3. Homeschoolers have strange schedules.
True...this one is strange to school kids and families.  We can bend the rules to stay up to catch a late documentary, or see an eclipse.  Do school late in the day because we have morning plans.  Life comes first because we recognize the education in all things.  So we are not tied to the 8 to 2:30 time frame.  This seems to mess most with those who do not homeschool.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My morning girn

A conversation overheard between my daughter and a friend. Both happen to be fairly tall as young ladies go. 

Dd: It seems to me that tall boys like short girls.

Friend: It also seems that short boys like short girls. 

Dd: So where does that leave us tall girls? 

There was a brief pause...
And then that was followed up with...

Dd:  I guess that leaves us tall girls with cats. 

And lots of giggles. I love teenagers.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Copper Creek Farm

We had a wonderful field trip with our homeschool co-op to Copper Creek Farm.  It is a new farm, in Calhoun Ga, that has really been done well.  It is beautiful and the people every sweet.  The kids loved it and the parents did too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Homeschool co-op Science Fun

Yes those are spiders.  Yes I am glad I am not teaching this group.  But my son loves it!

Our Co-op Group

This is my co-op class.  We range in age from pre-teen to 16.  They are a wonderful group of kids that myself and another teacher share every Tuesday for a few hours.  They are learning and growing together and it is a blessing to watch.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

1st yellow stripe

Jackson Earned his first yellow stripe in Karate today.  We are super proud of him!

Monday, August 31, 2015

First Day of School Photos

We started school today.  Much like every other year we began in prayer and then began by each looking over our new books and jumping right in with both feet.  It went very well for our first day and both Allison and Jackson seem excited about this year.  In addition to our normal school books, we are adding co-op which for Allison will include Personal Finance and Georgia State history.  For Jackson it will include book club and Georgia state history.  We are all excited about adding this in this year.  We also will be adding Karate for Jackson twice a week and Allison will begin Piano lessons hopefully after Christmas.  A busy year for all but we are praying for a good solid year.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jackson gets his Karate uniform.

Jack was so excited to get his uniform.  He is really enjoying Karate.  Excuse the mess in the background we are getting smooth ceilings in the kitchen so things are a mess and crazy out of place.  ��

Vacation Pictures

We were blessed to spend last week in Destin Fl.  It is one of my family's favorite vacation spots.  The sugar sand beaches and emerald seas are just beautiful.  This year we rented a condo that was literally across the street from the beach which was convientint and nice.  I think it will be somewhere we stay again.  Enjoy our photos!  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Karate Kid

Yep see that one right there number 15.  That is Jackson at his second karate lesson and he is loving it.  I am so thankful he has found something he enjoys doing besides video games.  We are blessed that this school has a class just for homeschool kids on Mondays at 3 pm and again at 11:15 on Thursdays so Jackson gets two classes a week plus latter this month we will add back our homeschool co-op.  It does make for a busy year but I am truly looking forward to it!