Since weeding some things out of our schedule, to allow for more down time at home, this week has been pretty mellow. We slept in, skipped some field trips, and the kids had time to relax, get bored, play with toys they've forgotten they had. I thought it would be great, that's just what I wanted, right?! We've been doing so many field trips and … [Read more...]
Cookies For Cancer Bake Sale this Sunday!
Team G's Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) http://teamgbakesale-eorg.eventbrite.com/# September 30th, 201210am to 5pm4 locations in Santa Cruz County1) Surf City Coffee in Aptos2) Fresh Prep Kitchens/Baskin … [Read more...]
A week in the life of a Homeschooler and schedule change
I changed our schedule around before we even got comfortable! I couldn't wait for my son's classes to start so we could get settled into somewhat of a routine, but just when we got started, I changed everything! It's great we have the flexibility to do that, but now I can't wait for the new routine to start! This week, my son went to an art and … [Read more...]
Fantastic Fields Trips in Santa Cruz County
Great Field Trips or day trips with kids Field trips to take with the family, school, or group of friends. And you don't have to go very far! With the weather so nice it's hard to stay indoors! So I don't! These are some of the wonderful field trips I've had the pleasure of experiencing with my kids. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful … [Read more...]
All About Dinosaurs
As I've mentioned, we've been learning about dinosaurs the last few weeks. Along with checking out every book and movie we could find at the library, we bought and played Dinosaur Bingo, found fossils at a local State Park, (see my post about fossils), found a book with facts and games for my son's Leap Pad (pre-Ipad type of electronic book), and … [Read more...]
Teaching Art Classes this September!
I just mentioned this in my last post, but decided it was deserving of it's very own post. I'll be teaching art classes next month: every Tues in Sept 2012 at 10:30am at the Discovery Learning Center in Santa Cruz, CA. An introduction to working with different materials. I'm using up some supplies left over from the summer camps I taught and … [Read more...]
Fossils (practically) in our back yard!
Yesterday we took a break from learning about dinosaurs, which has been the focus of everything for the past week! We went for a hike at Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos and found our way down to a creek where almost every rock had fossils of shells in them! Back to talking all about dinosaurs and how fossils are formed, found, etc! It was … [Read more...]
Prepairing for a productive, fun, homeschool year
Today was my son's official first day of school! As we're homeschooler's this didn't affect us too drastically. Though I did start organizing over the last few weeks. I now realize I should have included a before photo so you can see that this really is organized! We live in a tiny townhouse and this is the only space we have for all … [Read more...]