Friday, September 6, 2013
I was reading a blog about teaching character. There is tons of great information there, Teaching Character. One thing that jumped out at me for myself and the two older children was Scripture Typer. I think this will help the kids work on their verses each week in a whole new way. I'm really excited to try it out myself this weekend and get the kids started using it Monday.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Some friends and I were chatting today about blogs and getting in touch with others. It was suggested that I make a Facebook page and link it with my blog. The link to the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeHourByHour I spent a little time doing that tonight and only had to pull a little hair out as I tried to figure our a few of the answers. I want to be able to write my thoughts simply, be able to post any random post that I find interesting on the internet and do it in an easy fashion. I've been so inspired this last week by some of the blogs I've been reading. There are a few things that I really need to refocus on in my life. Maybe this huge push from my friend to get back into the blog will get me headed into the right direction:)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I was checking my emails today and what do I see, but a fantastic giveaway! Teachers of Good Things Blog has a fantastic giveaway that you should check out. Here is the link, so head over there today :) http://teachersofgoodthings.com/september-to-remember/#comment-7926
I've heard about www.time4learning.com from several people. Today I was looking to see if there were free codes or something similiar to try out the program and found out you can write a review and try out the program. I decided to give it a try:) I'm really excited to try out this program. Issac was loving Reading Made Easy, but after a break at Christmas he just couldn't get back into it. I decided to look for some computer programs that we could work on his reading that seemed more fun and like he was playing games, so I think this will be great for him. They also now have things for high school and I watched a little bit of that today and I think it would be great for my 9th grader. I think the new addition of items for 9th-12th will be very popular!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I was so excited to see this freebie today and wanted to share it with everyone. Run and get it before it's gone. Home School Enrichment - Free Goodies - ALL Issues of HSE Magazine from 2012!
I have to admit that when I was young I always looked forward to going back to school. There is something about shopping for new supplies, even now that is my favorite part:) Things have been a little different this year and so my planning hasn't been quite what it has in the past. That being said I'm trying to go with the flow:) This year we delve into those scary high school years as my oldest is starting 9th grade. Not much makes my oldest smile when it comes to school, but my daughter loves to smile for the camera. She is 6th grade this year and my youngest is in 1st. We have completed our first week and there is always a learning curve. My husband has been home and doing a few odd jobs for family, so he's taken our oldest with him to help. He explained to Zachary that years ago the older boys didn't start school when the others did because they had to finish helping get the crops in. He's getting some good training in to either help him in life if he decides to do this job or maybe help him make the choice the go another way:)