Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010-2011 school room

We are starting school a bit early this year to allow for various illnesses or hospital stays that always seem to occur during the year. Here is our decorated schoolroom for this year. This is our money bulletin board
1-20 in English and Spanish, with Dr. Suess to amuse the teacher (me)
Our art bulletin board over our art supply table

Our calendar bulletin board, see the bees? Jim has named our homeschool The Busy Bee Learning Academy =)

Geography wall

Symbols of America wall
Here is our table, I painted it red and put the kids handprints on it and dated them, we will do this every year of our homeschool journey. Then when my little finally leave the nest I can look at it and cry
So Sweet!

New addition!

Just wanted to share with everyone the newest addition to my etsy store! She is a sproutling and can be custom made in any color! Come check her out at www.JadynsGardenBowtique.etsy.com.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

HYSTERICAL Homeschooling Post

This was posted by a fellow homeschooling momma on facebook and I just had to share it...laugh for the day.

Top 10 Answers You Should NEVER Give to the Question "What?! No School Today?"
by Lisa Hixon Weir on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 1:16pm

Top 10 Answers You Should NEVER Give to the Question "What?! No School Today?" (the brighter side to homeschooling)

10. Well normally yes, but this time of year I need help with the planting and plowing.

9. Goodness, no!!! I graduated 18 years ago, but thanks for the compliment!

8. No, we home-school. We're just out to pick up a bag of pork rinds and some Mountain Dew, then we gotta hurry home to catch our soaps.

7. What?! Where did you guys come from?! I thought I told you to stay at school! I'm sorry. This happens all the time. (sigh)

6. There isn't? Why, you'd think we'd see more kids out then, don't you?

5. We're on a field trip studying human nature's intrusive and assumptive tactics of displaying ignorance and implied superiority. Thanks for the peek!

4. On our planet we have different methods of education. (Shhh! No, I didn't give it away... keep your antennae down!)

3. Oh my goodness! I thought that today was Saturday...come on kids, hurry!

2. Noooooope. Me 'n Bubba jes' learns 'em at home. Werks reel good!And the number one answer we should NEVER give to the question: "What? No school today?"

1. "What? No Bingo today?"

Hope this gives you all a good laugh.

Jesse's Birthday weekend continued

The day after Jesse's Birthday we took him to the New London CT. Submarine museum I didn't take too many pictures but here are a few.
A little help from daddy!

Peek a boo!
A little more help from daddy

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

This is Jesse's Scooby Doo birthday cake, it's all about Scooby Doo this year. Unfortunately, due to his disease, he wasn't able to enjoy it, but he wanted me to make it anyway! He's my hero. Happy Birthday Baby Boy...6yrs already, hard to believe. I made these little scooby doo cupcakes for him out of safe frosting that he can eat and I special ordered the scooby doo edible images to go on top of them they are made out of potato starch. How cool is that!!
PRESENTS!! Scooby doo walett from Jadyn
Alien Fishing game from Aunti Mel
Scooby Doo haunted mansion from Memere and Pepere
Then off to the beach, Jesse's favorite place in the entire world. We went to newport and visited the marine aquarium that they have on the beach.

LOVE to see this baby smile!!

Jesse found a little crab and carried it around with him for quite awhile

We played in the waves
Mr. Patrick dug a gigantic hole in the and and Jesse played in it for a while

Jadyn surfed with daddy all day long. She is becoming quite the daredevil

Jesse is not so brave yet, but someday I see him and Jadyn out there together making daddy proud with all the big waves they are surfing on.