Baba

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Rudy

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Panthalassa

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bookshelf Redux: Part 1

My sister and brother-in-law are moving to Haiti which means they are getting rid of a lot of priceless treasures and I am getting said treasures. I am now the proud owner of two new to me bookshelves (and a bunch of other crap, some of which I didn't know I needed until they dropped it off)!!

The bookcases were, well, ugly. Boring. Plain.



And the perfect excuse to try something I've been wanting to try for a while: adding fabric the back.

Baba picked out a blue fabric with clouds and I fired up the glue gun.

Ta-da!



































And full of books:



One other bookshelf to finish, in all my spare time, of course.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Child Labor!

For my aunt who is smart enough NOT to have facebook:
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer "Vacation"

One of the biggest luxuries of homeschooling is we get to set our own schedule. Both Baba and Rudy love doing school (Rudy will spend hours writing her name and Mom over and over and over) so it is some what of a punishment to have to take days off. We decided that we'd switch to a more year round school calendar, our shorter summer break would allow us to take more time off during the tradition school year. Currently we are on our summer break. We scheduled 4 weeks off. We are on week 3 off and they couldn't take it any more! I was printing skip counting worksheets to use when school started and they've spent the morning skip counting.




Which means, I have to spend the afternoon redoing the curriculum I planned for the first week of school. Sigh. I guess that's the price I pay for getting my kids excited about learning.

Of course, Panthalassa had to join in the fun. She loves books. They are very tasty and fun to throw, but a few (or a lot) damaged books is a small price to pay for early literacy. That's what I tell myself anyway.