Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gettin' prepped for the school year!

Well, it's that time again! Time to start gathering the curriculum and trying to schedule the upcoming school year.

We homeschool. I think I mentioned that. So I don't know about anyone else but I think that because we have taken the summer off it's gonna be hard to transition back into "learning". Not that we stopped learning. We just switched subjects. Math got switched to beating Lego Star Wars II on the Game Cube. Spelling got switched to building Lego structures. Reading the classics got replaced with a newfound love for "junior" graphic novels.

Oh well.

I remember with fondness the summer I got hooked on Scarlet by Alexandra Ripley. I read for hours and hours. I think that's the only book I had time to read that summer. It was long.

Anyways, back on topic. I'm planning our school year. Here's what I've got so far:

For the 6 yo and 8 yo
History- M/W/F
  • Story of the World (Ancients) story book
  • Story of the World (Ancients) Activity book on Fridays with our group
  • Our Young Folks' Josephus-Antiquities of the Jews and the Jewish Wars
Math- daily
  • Saxon 1 or Math u see(6yo)
  • Math u see (8yo)
Spelling- daily
  • A Reason for Spelling (8yo)
  • Still not sure for the 6yo
Science- T/Th and Friday Lab
  • Abeka Exploring God's World
  • Science Experiments on Fridays with our group
  • Awana on Wednesday Nights
  • Scripture Memorization
  • Bible Stories
Anyways, that's what I've got right now.

Friday, July 6, 2007

What a great gadget!

The folks over at 5minutesformom are having a contest and the prize is very interesting! It's called the NeatReceipt Scanalizer. It's a receipt scanner with software that basically records your receipts into the computer.

I hope I win. It will save on the pile of receipts that my husband is carrying around in his wallet. It also will help keep my purse clean. I'm really bad about using my card and then tossing the receipts into my purse.

Anyways, head on over and enter the contest!
Here's the ---> linkage

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Just cause I really need it. . .

I added a countdown to Lost. I know. It's sad.

What can I say? I miss LOST!