I'm doing school with Moppet this morning. We're learning "A". After drawing various A's we started thinking of things that start with A. There was the obvious airplane, apple, ant, angel... then one of the reasons why I am not a primary school teacher at heart manifested itself. Me: "Let's see... what else starts with … Continue reading A is for..?
For a little while, my spot on the couch by the windows is an oasis. The small ones are napping, Flopsy is working on chemistry next to me, Pickles is doing math on the love seat, Ginger is working on Algebra at the dining table, and I am knitting a Christmas stocking commissioned for a … Continue reading Oasis
School formally started today although it does tend to run year-round. The above photo is from a few days ago. Moppet showed interest in writing her name rather than merely writing in her own alphabet. (She's tracing, not writing freehand.) Pickles wanted to make a cake without much assistance so I picked up a mix … Continue reading School, Cake, Knits, and Bats
We first noticed a change around 11:55. Maximum seemed to be at 1:20 at our house. The sky did turn a darker blue and you could stand in the sun without broiling. Father noticed the temperature actually dropped a degree. I made sure to photograph the neat patterns made by the sun shining through the … Continue reading Solar Eclipse
In Houston we're not even getting to 70% coverage of the sun, but we will make do with what we have. This morning I made two viewers which are not beautiful, but are functional. I wanted to use longer boxes to get as large a projection as possible so I retrieved two 12-pack boxes from … Continue reading Pre-Eclipse: making viewers
Monday we went with Duchess and Flopsy to register them for school. I will spare you the gory details and just sum up by saying we were there six hours (and had Mittens with us, thankfully not Miss Moppet!!) without food or drink. In the end, they are both, thankfully, enrolled in the ninth grade … Continue reading ‘School has started’ and other updates
This week is going to be BUSY. I'm going to try to post one or two items in the Etsy shop every day. The Greek Fest at our parish is on Saturday and I'm in charge of the baked goods (plus, I have a lot of things to bake!). I'm also helping with the decorating … Continue reading Off to the races
There are days when I wish I could send the whole kit and caboodle off to school in the morning and have a (relatively) quiet house. Cleaning the kitchen would mean that it stayed clean, etc. Of course, there's a lot of time spent simply keeping the baby out of the CPU, the garbage cans, … Continue reading The joys of homeschooling