Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Election Time

We are doing a study on Elections, since this is an election year.
I printed out two blank USA maps.
We titled one Democratic Primary and the other Republican Primary.
When a state holds a primary/caucus we write in the state who won.
It is teaching them to find the states, (Mom isn't very good at this and must cheat! :))
We got many books out at the library and are busy reading them.
I surprised my dh the other night, he stated that no-one has held office more than 2 times, I was so excited that I knew he was wrong. He is the one who is always correct!!
Do you know who it was???
Good for you if you did!! I didn't till I was reading with the kiddos.
It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was elected president in 1932, 1936, 1940, and again in 1944.
That is why the amendment was added in 1951, a person can be elected to only two terms as president!!
Then my dh said he didn't know what the difference was between a primary and a caucus. So we learned about that!!
I love when we can connect everyday life to some lessons.

Dylan is also doing highlights "Which Way USA". He loves the puzzles. You are doing puzzles to decide who is going to be in the Which Way Hall of Fame, what object will be on display in the Which Way Museum, and where will the Which Way Supermax Movie be made?It has you do puzzles to eliminate 5 choices. It lists 6 people famous for that state. I have Dylan choose from those 6 people, 3 he would like to learn more about. I bought the states package at "homeschoolestore" and use the state sheets. I will try to upload some soon. It is just so much fun when things come together.

Today, I was feeling under the weather. We did a few subjects. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and we can get back on schedule.

Love ya all

Monday, January 28, 2008

Multiplication games


This is totally awesome...I just had to share this minute!! Now I have to go so Dylan can play!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I am alive, not well, but alive

Just a quick note that I am home. We are trying to get back to normal (is there such a thing??).
School was not going well up at Mom's, trying very hard to get caught up.

Mom isn't doing well, we have Hospice coming in to help manage the pain.
It is very heartbreaking for me to see my mom this way. This is the lady who would
get up at 3 am to snow blow the driveway so Dad could get the car in.

Must get the kiddos moving towards doing school!!

On a happier note, Dave's mom who is visiting her brother (who is not doing well) (that's not the happier note), is coming to stay with us for a few days!!
NO-ONE from Dave's family has come to visit us and we have been living here for 7 years!!!!

Will write later.
Miss you all and I am trying to get caught up on all your lives!!!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Great Website


I am sure I have posted this before. But this is great!!
It covers all subjects from grades K - 8th grade.
Lots of game websites and testing etc.

I use it quite a bit!!

Will blog later.

Love ya

Thursday, January 03, 2008


I am wishing all my blogger friends a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year.

I haven't had the energy to blog. We had to rush up to my mom's the 15th of December because she wasn't doing well. We came home for a few days, packed up all the xmas presents and food and went back up to spend Christmas with them. We have been home for awhile, I was just to drained to blog.
She is doing ok, not great, but ok. We ended up getting her a walker. She just has no energy at all. I feel so bad for her, but must also take care of my kids.
We are going to start back to school on Monday. I wanted to get so organized over the break, but didn't get to it. Oh well......

I hope that everyone is staying warm. It is even cold here in Florida!! I can't believe how cold. I guess I forgot what cold was. I am enjoying wearing a coat, hat and gloves. I am even spending the day in my WINTER PJ's!!! We never get to do that!!! I will try to blog some pics later.

Kids had a great xmas with all the gifts they got. I will try to blog more on them later.

I hope everyone is doing fine. One of these days, I will read up on you all!!!

Love and kisses to you all