Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Next I had him write down some questions he wanted answered during his reading and when he found an answer he was to write it down under the question. Once all his questions were answered we started to write an outline going over the introduction, adaptions, etc.
Once he finished the outline we worked on a rough and then final draft of at report. He then chose to do a power-point presentation and record his voice over it as his presentation. Here is the result:
Monday, November 23, 2015
As I have written in previous posts I think games are a really great route to learning new information. We have recently decided to start homeschooling our son who is in third grade. In doing this I really want to make learning fun for both our sakes, but also because I think fun learning is absorbed better.
So my first step was a search on Pinter eat of course, but my next two steps were a trip to Powell's Book store, the Learning Palace, and the library to search for books to help with creating a curriculum. I am not going to get into the too much more right now, but I was really excited about one book I found at the library so I thought I would share that, because it is all about games to play to get your kids thinking and learning. I am excited to use this book and think it would be a great addition to any family library of games.
There are games for many levels, and subjects including reading, writing, math, memory games, and they how many of the games are great for developing other strategies for thinks like sequencing historical events.
I really like the descriptions of the skills developed and that they include a section they describe as including your older children, but looks more like helping your kids not be at eachothers throats the entire time to me, otherwise known as cooperation.
I am definitely adding this book to my Christmas list as I think it would make a great addition to our learning library.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Now you may already know that I am not particularly religious, but I do really like celebrating the season, giving, and using Christmas as a time to learn about what our ancestors (and closer relatives) think about the season and how they celebrate it. One thing I want to do this year is really use it as a way to teach about another culture, and I want that to learn about one we share ancestry with. So I have chosen to look around for information about Danish Christmas traditions.
I really like the idea of making ornaments our of paper, finding a way to feed some wild animals, probably by putting bird feeders out, celebrating the advent by having both a countdown calendar (which we always do anyway) and an advent wreath. I am thinking I will get one of the advent candles which are a big candle that you light once a day until it burns down to the next days number.
In the past I have done the weekly advent but we celebrate each week with a theme that I very loosely try and fit with some of the things that week represents (like joy). We always spend the first week of advent getting our Christmas tree and decorating, the third week always seems to be the weekend of the Illuminatta Regatta float down in Salem, and then we try and fit some other family fun.
SO back to the Christmas lists (which is kind of put together for the Grandparents, Aunt and Uncle, and so I remember what is on the list, but also to inspire you), my daughter (age 6) really wants a sister and a puppy, ha.
Here are a few other things she wants:
A princess dress, these are pretty well used at our house!
She also has added these animal figures to her list, we have a couple already but she pretty much would love to have them all as I am sure you can imagine:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
My passion for photography really centers around finding some peaceful time for myself to enjoy nature, so the photographs that I will be selling will be landscapes, macro-photographs, flowers, animals, and will be everything from more traditional looks at landscapes to abstract close up looks at flowers.
I am starting small with a collection of 5 photographs of a peacock that I just adore. The color in peacocks are some of my absolute favorite colors and I adore how this collection of photographs can work all together and all the way down to just one of them. For now I am going through Fine Art America to provide access to prints, framing, and even decorative pillows, iPhone cases, bags, and more.
The above photograph is just one of the photographs in this collection of 5 I have featured right now. These particular photographs I think would work really well with the current trends in home decor and would make a great gift for the holidays. I really hope that you will check them out and share it around to help support this adventure and let your friends know you have found something unique, from a small business, that they may love.
Look for more to come, I plan on making additions to the gallery, or possibly some changes by making this a collection of things that could expand to include notebooks, jewelry charms, and other such things. I would love to hear what you might be interested in.
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Friday, August 21, 2015
1/2 Stick Butter Melted
1/4 c. Almond meal