Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Character study

We’re loving these!  Ben is going through creation to christ with the kids, but I also wanted to focus on some practical things in the kids lives right now and what better than our character.  Of coarse I stumbled upon these awesome studies and we are loving them.  So thankful for women who have done this and sharing what they’ve used/made to bless others!  We’ve done patience, obedience and selflessness so far.  Great, great!  Check them out!

Never underestimate a 3 year old

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Boston is crazy, rambunctios, wild, a boy!  hard to sit still, hard to focus, wanting to jump, shoot, run, kick, wrestle….anything but sit!  I have been thoroughly amazed and encouraged at how awesome he has done this year so far!  This boy will work all morning on his workboxes with little to any complaints.  (I wish I could take all the credit but I think he just wants to be like his big sister!) We try to do as much as we can together although there are quite a few things right now that they can’t both do together…One thing they do together is their morning beginnings.  We have the same routine every morning and one part of it is their morning workbooks.  Theyre awesome, simple and a great way to start the morning.

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working on his morning book too 😉Image

my fall “flapbook”

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Again totally behind in the world of homeschooling and just realized recently how fun lapbooks are! (or as Boston calls them occasionally “flap books”) we LOVE them!  Who knew learning about a pumpkin could be so fun!?  This is our fall lapbook filled with fall treasures (i.e.: sticks, leaves, sticks, leaves and more sticks) pumpkin life cycle, and other fun fall things…

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our little terrorizer visitor for the morning 🙂Image

My Picasso

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I’ve really been trying to add in some fun boxes for Brooklyn, and for her fun=art.  I swear the girl goes through more paper than all the trees can keep up with!  I find mini books, little paper scraps of scribbles, painting, drawings, diaries the list goes on and on.  she LOVES to draw.  I found this neat book at a local homeschool/curriculum store but you can get it here:

http://www.amazon.com/ART-START-Animals-Simple-Shapes/dp/0486476774/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380035652&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+draw+with+simple+shapes

She loves it!…any tips for other good art books!?!

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Do a Dot love!

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Ok I think i’m late in the game and way behind in finally finding out about Do-A-Dots!  They are awesome!  pretty, fun, mess free, and did I say…awesome!?  Get some, seriously right now…do it! 🙂  you can get them here:  (although I have found them at Michaels and AC Moore for the same price

http://www.amazon.com/Do-Dot-Marker-Rainbow-6-pack/dp/B00004W3Y4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380034918&sr=8-1&keywords=do+a+dot

Heres some great FREE printables to do with your awesome handy dandy Do-A-Dots!

http://allourdays.com/2011/03/list-it-link-it-free-do-a-dot-printables.html

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/DoaDotMiniMarkerPage.htm

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