Monday, August 24, 2009

My own little "Bill Nye the Science Guy"...

or, Bubba has a Scientific mind!

I love it! Bubba has truly blown my mind.

He and Sissa had watermelon in a plastic baggie and were snacking on our way home today. Bub was squishing his to bits, and I was about to get onto him for wasting when he said "look, Mama. I made digestion"! He went on to tell me that the zippy part of the bag was a mouth to chew the watermelon and now it was squishing up in the stomach. Now, who can be mad at that?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I am having so much fun!

I really am. The past few days have centered around getting our educational goals set for the year. I can proudly say that, by George, I think we've got it!

I have been searching so many educational websites today and I hope we get to try all the ones that I bookmarked. I will be reviewing them as we use them, so keep reading.

I feel like I need to clarify a few things. Even though we were learning this summer it wasn't anything formal. I really needed to do a trial run before we dove head first into home education. I do believe that we passed the first test. I wanted to have more of an unschool environment, but I have gotten into all the curricula and I find that I am not nearly creative enough to make every day things seem educational. That is why I have set up educational goals for the year. I believe Bubba does better learning on his own, but he does need to be nudged in the right direction to keep on track.

Fall will be interesting, to say the least. I can't wait for September 14th!

Monday, August 10, 2009

When Life Gets in the Way or Why I am a bad Blogger

Boy did I get behind. I greatly apologize, life happens.

What wonderful opportunities for learning we have had! We have gotten some real first hand knowledge of illnesses, including some that cause rashes and about the life cycles and eating habits of dragonflies.

Yes, we believe that Chicken Pox is alive and well. As is an insane stomach bug. That is truly all I have to say about Summer illness in our home!

We have had several dragonfly pairs lay eggs in our small pond out front. The eggs have hatched and we now have 10 or more very hungry, aggressive dragonfly nymphs. They have attacked and eaten nearly all of the mosquito larvae in there!

I also have a change to report: Our "official" start date is September 14th. I couldn't see beginning before Labor day, so I chose the next Monday. And it IS official...I have sent in the required notice of intent to home educate to the county school district! WOOT! I can't wait, so excited.

I will also have Bubba blog and write on here. So, look forward to seeing his outlook on his home education experience.