Friday, January 30, 2009

Art Class

Today I pulled out the valentines candy necklace set I had bought at Walmart. It was great fun for all of them. After they complained a little bit about how hard it was to put the candy beads on the string they finally stoped and got the hang of it.
Here Lorelai is showing us how to eat the candy off the string.

Neleh was very frustrated. Everytime she would go to put one on another would fall off.

Garrett was really good at it. He loved it and it was good for his hand/eye cordination. As for all of them. He got all the beads on the string and then he picked it up to show me and they all fell off.

Alyssa was so excited! CANDY!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ok, so I am changing again! LOL!

I loved the idea of using the prarie primer that I was originally going to do, but since the seller never sent it to me I was going to just write my own. I would say it is going all right, but I would really feel more comfortable having something written out for me the first year. I looked at almost everything out there. I really loved the idea of sonlight. Yet, it is VERY expensive. After tons of research i determined 90% of the books are available at my local libraries. This cut the price from almost $1000 to about $300 for new stuff. I have been searching for used IG's and the other books and I think I have finally found someone with exactly what I need. YAH!!!!! So Alyssa will be using Sonlight 1+2 except for math and handwriting. We will continue using starwrite and Math Mamouth.

As for Neleh and Garrett! Well, I came across FIAR at my library yesterday and grabed it up. I even began writing up the lesson plans for it last night. I will still be using Starwrite for some handwritting practice. I will also be incorparationg Math through play and math mamouth for Neleh.

I fianally feel like I am getting somewhere with all of this!