Friday, May 29, 2009

The start of my Workbox journey!

I have started collecting my supplies for our summer workboxes! I have a laminator and it is so much fun! I know that I am easily amused! Pictured below are our schedule strips, keyboard chart and other cards.

Here are some goodies I picked up at Dollar Tree. Sticky notes, Library Pockets, erasers, and word strips.
Here is my shelving unit for R. I only have 6 boxes. I will gather more as the summer goes along.


I hope this keeps me on track this year!





Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tadpoles!






We are having so much fun doing a mini unit on frogs. R and I are working on a lapbook I bought here. http://heartsandtrees.blogspot.com/ I have bought several of her kits and found them to be lots of fun, filled with good information!
We are having so much fun with the frogs that I could not pass up the chance to raise tadpoles when I found a batch of eggs in my koi pond. I can't wait to see how many frogs we have!
Maybe I will find a french cookbook and try our the legs!!! (Just teasing! I have a feeling R will name them and every one knows you can't eat something with a name!)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Workboxes

Have you heard about Sue Patrick's Workboxes system for organizing your school day? I came across this idea on another blog and thought I would order the book and see what all the buzz was about. I can really see advantages for this system. I am going to give it a try with my youngest. I have 6 boxes and thought I would try it out this summer. We are still doing phonics and math. I plan to put some fun activities and review activities and see if it will help keep him away from the computer some this summer!

I would love to hear what you are doing this summer!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fun weekend!

My baby girl turned 18!!!!!!
First Fruits from our garden!