Friday, December 30, 2011

WIR 11 and 12

Since I have been without my camera for the last month or so I am pretty behind on our WIR pics. I thought I would post what I do have and anticipate a fresh start after the New Year since I got a very awesome New camera from my darling hubby for Christmas, Yay!!

So here is our catching up pics, enjoy!





Monday, December 19, 2011

Vintage Remedies ~TOS Crew Review


I have been trying to change our habits since my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two years ago.  I have been looking into herbal remedies and whole foods but have not been able to learn enough to be comfortable with applying what I have learned. It is a seemingly overwhelming amount of information.


I was so thrilled to be able to look over Vintage Remedies For Kids. What better way to learn about these things than by starting at the beginning with the very basics. Geared toward the ages of 2-6, Vintage Remedies For Kids is divided into three sections.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I See Cards Fractazmic ~ TOS Review


I have to admit I am awful at math. No really it’s true! I know what you are saying, how do I teach my children if I am so absolutely not a mathematical person? Well the truth is my kids are way better at doing math than me, so either they are little geniuses or I must be doing something right. I prefer to think it’s me!boys math review

However, back to reality, it is not me. It is some of the awesome math products we have used over the years to help me make learning math something they like. It’s true my kids love math. One of the more recent products we have used to help encourage that love is Fractazmic by I See Cards.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Artistic Pursuits ~ TOS Review

I love art and my children always have so much fun when we do art lessons. However, one area I find so difficult to teach is the history part of art. Incorporating it into our lessons is usually not very successful and admittedly the first thing we tend to leave out when we are in a time crunch.


Enter a curriculum that has just made my entire year! Artistic Pursuits sent us the first book of their High School level art course to review and I am so thrilled.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Time Timer ~ TOS Review


I really enjoy each item we review for the most part but when I got the chance to use The Time Timer I thought “Oh this is just what I need!” I have the worst time trying to keep track of our time for each subject. In the past I have purchased numerous timers all with the same result, they go off and are disturbing or too quiet and unobtrusive and I forget about them.


Huge HOAC Black Friday Sale


Saturday, November 19, 2011

WIR Unit 9 and 10

Our last two weeks have been a bit up and down since this pregnancy has me in some pain lately. I was planning on finishing everything today but only got part of the way through Bigger day 5. I also lost my camera a bit and was bummed I missed some of our projects.
We are still learning about Ben Franklin and his many experiments and contributions to our country’s founding. In Art we used letter stamps to simulate how a printing press would work and made some nice initial prints and also made a kite painting to remind us of Franklin’s kite experiment. We also learned about making maps to scale and map perspectives in Geography.
Our character traits have been so spot on with what we need to work on these last two weeks. Thriftiness and Wisdom are very important traits since we are in a place where a lack of those on my part have resulted in some tough experiences. I am so thankful HOD is so timely with these!


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