Monthly Archives: January 2011

History or TheStory

 

This part 2 of term 2 I have to teach my 10 year old son the gold rush and the fur trade and the impact they had on Canada.

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Mini Worlds for Grade 2 Science

My daughter, who is in grade 2, has to learn earth, air and soil this year as part of her science. Since the fall I have had her become more aware of clouds, wind, rain and the snow by taking photo’s and asking her lots of questions.

I also had her build a terrarium and monitor it.

First we took a very quick (3 hours) shopping trip to the garden center with a budget of $20.00 (we end up spending about $50.00) with the plan of getting just a few plants (we got 13 including a venus fly trap).

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Word-eee Wednesdays

Today sure came fast. This past weekend we went to a wedding reception and a birthday party as well as a wave pool. I think it was 9:00pm yesterday that I finally recovered from everything.

BUSTED!!

I thought I would use a very poorly taken picture of my dog Max who was caught in the act of thieving the cookies. He successfully at them all before we found him under our kitchen table.

The buzzword from Word Central today is…

quirk (noun)

\KWERK\

What does it mean?

1 : a sudden turn, twist, or curve2 : an odd personal habit : idiosyncrasy

How do you use it?

Gilda thought her new roommate Jan had some pretty strange quirks, but she realized that Jan probably thought the same of her.

 

The word is fitting for my dog.In fact, the word is fitting for all dogs!

 

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(Partial) or (Distributed) Home (School) or (Learn)? Clarity?

I learned something last Tuesday and it had nothing to do with the date!

Us parents in the home learners program got together in a meeting that oddly resembled a PAC meeting.

In the school our kids attend 2 days a week we pushed a few tables together and sat in a circle. With the principle present we began talking.

Then a question came up that I do not recall but it sparked a 5 minute discussion/explanation/definition/confusion/ that surprised myself and every other parent there…

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Word-eee Wednesdays

So today the buzzword is……

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What day is it?

You know the dream when you show up to work or school undressed or still in your pj’s? You know the one. The one when you think you woke up and ate and feeling confidant filled with energy you made your way. You showed up to your destination and chatted with a few people. Great convo’s too! You sat at your desk and get called up in front. You, with all confidence walk to the front. You turn around and greet your audience. Then everyone starts to stare at you. You hear giggles and see whispers amongst your peers. You feel perplexed. You wonder if you spilled something on yourself. So you look down and there…before your eyes and every one else’s… is the reason.

You are either stark naked or in your favorite pink unicorn pj’s and fluffy bunny slippers!

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I got one! I got an award! I am a (relatively) new home schooling mommy blogger who is still learning the ropes. To say that I am surprised and excited and happy for this award would be an understatement. Thank-you to Marissa from Life|In|Between|The|Lines for first coming by and then to read and then to post and then to give me this award!

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Potatoes – A Threat to Take Seriously

Home learning is really fun but at times gets a little difficult.

This week I used the big threat.

No, the big threat.

It’s actually bigger than that, I used

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Pocket Garden – share the seeds.

Are you like me?

Do you buy a ton of books for your children too?

I buy my children books all the time. They finish the book in a day and then it just sits there on the shelf itself becoming a book end.

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