Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fall into Reading 2007

Let's all have some fun doing this!! I love reading everyone's reading list, it gives me
more ideas on what I can read.
I love to read, and will stay up all night reading!!

I am working on my list and will post it soon.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Doctor said that Katrina should stop using the crutches and only use the brace when in public and at bed!!!! I am so excited!!!!! She says that she has forgotten how to walk. The complaining hasn't gone away yet, but hopefully she will "remember" how to walk soon.

I am trying to get us up earlier and lessons done early, but it just never seems to happen. I am slow moving in the morning, which doesn't help.

Dylan learned about triangles today.

Here he is with his Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene triangles made with graph paper.

We read the book "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns and this picture is where the Greedy Triangle liked it the best. Can you find him???

I really like how we can have fun learning like this, but sometimes it is hard. Especially when Katrina wants my attention also!!
So today I tried hard. Dylan is using Scott Foresman Reading grade 3, and his story to read this week was in the form of a play. I asked Trina to be the girl part. We had fun reading the play. We laughed alot because it was Dylan's first time reading a play and he would read the name of the character and all the directions with his lines. We had fun with it.

Then tonight we took Dylan's multiplication by 2's and did them over and over. I also had him spell his first 5 words from his spelling list over and over. I am going to try to do this all day and in the evening hours also. Some nights it won't work with Religious Education and Scouts, but I can try!!!

I still plan too much and never seem to get to it all. I have had a cool art lesson planned for about a month now, just no time to do it!!!

Oh well.....must go and get the kiddo's to bed.


Monday, September 24, 2007



Trina went and saw this play on Friday. I thought it would be way over Dylan's head, so we sat in the lobby. We were able to watch the play on a TV, and we laughed quite a bit. I am sad :(
that we didn't go.

Today, we didn't get much done. I was feeling a bit under the weather. Tomorrow is Doctors appt for Trina's leg.....please pray that she can walk on it without the crutches. I am sick of her using "broken leg" as an excuse for getting nothing done.

She starts her Life Management Course on line next month. The teacher told us she must
become CPR certified to take the class. So now I have to find somewhere close by, since I hate to drive to do this. I figure I might as well take the class also. It's been over 18 years since I took a course!!!

Gonna go clean up supper dishes and relax.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Luv ya,

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quiz for People Who Know Everything

These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or

the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.

All other vegetables must be replanted every year.

What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear

is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.

How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common

words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English Grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in

any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."

Okay are you finished thinking????
I want to post a cute thinking picture, but can not get blogger to cooperate with where I want to put it!!
I am leaving spaces so don't cheat!!

1. Boxing

2. Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Asparagus and Rhubarb

4. Strawberry

5. It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire gowing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation makrs, brackets, parenthesis, braces and ellipses.

8. Lettuce

9. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Hope you all enjoyed it!!


A BOring School Day

Well here it is Tuesday evening and we didn't do anything fun at school yet.
Dylan did have his first guitar lesson yesterday. He loves it and can't wait
to go again next week.
I am just plugging away at getting organized with our school stuff and trying
to get rid of what we don't need!! Just doesn't seem like enough time in the day
to get everything accomplished.
Weather was a little bit cooler today....can't wait to go out and not sweat!!!
NOt much else is new....sorry it's so boring here this week!!!
God Bless,

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Katrina's Science Experiment

Here Katrina is measuring the water to put the hot can into.
She is learning about air pressure.

Here is the can with about a centimeter of water in it, being
heated on the stove burner. Once the steam came out in a steady stream,
she used tongs and inverted the can into the pan of water.
Then the can made a loud POP and was dented in!!
It was really fun to do. She said she didn't understand it, so we did the experiment that used a candle, jar, colored water. I forgot to take pictures of that one. For those who want to try it at home, you take a shallow dish and add about an inch of water, add a few drops of food coloring to it. Put a candle in the middle of the water and light it. Put a glass jar over the candle and watch it go out and the water goes up inside the jar.
Because of the air pressure being greater outside than inside, the water goes in the jar.

Finally a picture of her cast. We go back to the doctors on the 25th to see if she can start walking without the crutches. He said that it was healing very nicely.

We had a truly great week of homeschooling and hoping that it will continue.
Dylan starts his guitar lessons tomorrow and is very excieted about it.

I must go and read to them and hopefully get them asleep before 11!!!!
God Bless you all!!
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Math and Science Fun

Here is Dylan learning how to divide. I had him make a snack mix.
I would put 56 goldfish in a bowl and tell him to divide it by 8 bowls. How many goldfish in each bowl? He did use his multiplication chart, but loved doing it!!! We used goldfish, cashews, M & M's, peanut M & M's, little marshmallows, Cheeze -its, Teddy Grahams, and sprinkled sunflower seeds on top.

Here Dylan is with our homemade Barometer.
Katrina is learning about air pressure and Dylan
wants to be included also!!

I am try to post more pictures, but haven't learned how to use blogger yet!!! LOL!!!!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Well, it's September 12th and I can't believe how I never have time to blog anymore.

Just a quick recap.....still homeschooling. Dylan is in 4th grade and Trina is in HIGH SCHOOL 9th grade.

Akron was horrible, Katrina was very ill on race day and she still managed to place 9th in the World Championships!!! Dave is having a hard time with it all, because she had the fastest times and the fastest lanes for the next 2 races and would of won it all. He is so heartbroken.

Katrina and Dylan bought skateboards. Katrina used it twice and on her 2nd try, she fell off and broke her leg. That took us two weeks to find out and how I dislike doctors and the way they do things here in Florida. And to boot, we just switched to this new doctor!!!! She has been in an air cast for 3 weeks with apply NO PRESSURE at all on it. (This has been driving me nuts!!!!) Orthopedic doctor told her on tuesday that she can start to put a "little" bit of pressure on it. NOt alot!! More next week and then we see him again on the 25th for more updates.

Mom's cancer is not spreading (Yahoo) and is she is doing okay. My aunt on my Dad's side has cancer also. She is not doing so well, lost her hair, is very sick from the chemo and is trying to keep her spirits up.

Me.....tired of life. But Jesus keeps giving me the strength to go on each day. The above picture is of me at Dave's Fantasy Football Picking Get together. Dave is not in the picture...he's the one taking it.

It's 10 and I must get my kids to bed.

Love to you all