Math on Time

I found Ian’s watch a couple days ago, buried in a drawer I was organizing. He happily strapped it on his wrist and set about determining the time. We have worked on time-telling a little bit here and there, so we reviewed the “math” of each hand. Today, he demonstrated a math trick that, seriously,…

Soapy Waxy Stuff

I had a request to do soap carving again, so I got a pack of Ivory soap bars and let the boys make a humongous mess with dull knives and various carving implements. Ian carved a couch and I got as far as a robot head before I realized I’d been abandoned with a mountain…

Lessons From Proverbs 3, Part 1

Before the boys were born, Brian and I decided we really loved Proverbs 3 as a chapter of wisdom and life guidance — a sort of “theme” for our family. Recently, I’ve started taking individual ideas from the chapter and have used it for morning worship, and also as one of our sources for craft…

Sun Fire

While eating breakfast, the morning sun rays made me think of getting out our “window” blocks and some white paper. I showed the boys the cool colors and patterns that appeared on the paper when the sun shone through the blocks, but they were only briefly interested. Isaac used them to make a garage for…

Dragon Eggs

Yesterday, I decided to assemble a little balloon activity and I filled three balloons up with water, some food color and some glitter and popped them in the deep freezer. I may have seen something like this on Pinterest. I am so addicted to Pinterest, and all its great ideas. Only after I put them…

The Sticky Sickly

We managed to make the week interesting, even though we were stuck in the house feeling ill.¬†Poor little Elijah spent a week feeling crummy, and spent a lot of time with Diego and was very generous with his germs. Even still, he wanted to be like his big brother and get his hair painted after…

Carschooling

Whew! It’s been a busy day today – in a good way! It’s a day that gives me hope for next year’s “official” home school endeavors. We’ve read books – even educational ones about “heroes” like¬†Sacajawea and Nelson Mandela. We’ve done Math and Spanish games on the computer, and I was pleased to see unexpected…