Friday, May 11, 2012 | Posted by Jack at 7:24 PM |
| Posted by Jack at 7:06 PM |
We've started our second year of homeschooling this year and things are going great... for the most part. This year I wanted to try to make our school room (aka the kitchen table area) a little more school-y. And try to declutter the fridge of art, math papers and handwriting papers. It's a hard balance to find, especially since I can't shut the door on the homeschool room. It's all out in the open. We decided to try out the ever so popular chalkboard paint. So far, we LOVE it! We use it everyday to practice/teach math, calendar, days of the week, and just playing too.
2. Clean the wall off with a damp cloth and let it dry. YAY! An easy step:)
3. Paint the wall.
I bought 2 quarts of paint and I used a little more than one can. Our wall is about 5 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Between each coat (I did 3) of paint I would let it dry for about an hour. Also, one of my friends told me you can get some add-in "stuff" to make your paint magnetic. Check it out. Oh, and you can also buy different colors of chalkboard paint if you didn't want the standard black board look.
4. Let it cure for 24 hrs.
5. Condition the chalkboard
Turn your chalk on its side and rub it all over the chalkboard, then get a paper towel and rub it all in. Now you can draw all over your board.
Friday, May 6, 2011 | Posted by Jack at 1:37 PM |
Jack is about to finish his first year of school. I'm so proud of us both for completing a year of homeschooling.
It's neat to look back to the begining of the school year and see all that he's learned in 9 months.
I'm glad though that this school year is coming to an end and we get a LONG summer break.
I think next year we are going to try a co-op that will meet once a week in addition to the homeschool PE class that he takes 2 days a week.
Jack turned 6 right before Christmas and has lost 4 teeth throughout this school year.
He has already had a lot of firsts in 2011: got stitches, joined a soccer team, caught a pigeon,
caught a ribbon snake, and won first place in a mutton bustin competition at the Houston Rodeo. Here are some pictures of our Big Boy...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Posted by Jack at 7:16 PM |
Okay, so I need a better title for my new blog series. Someone gimme somethin'.
I was making pizza dough today and I put my nice little ball of dough in a bowl to let rest and rise.
I love coming back to my once small, dense ball of dough to see it doubled in size and super fluffy.
I started thinking,"how does God come up with this stuff?" "Yeast?"
It's these little granules and it's a fungus and it magically
(I use this word for any scientific stuff I don't understand)
makes the dough nice and fluffy. Crazy! I am daily amazed at God's creation.
So In this new series I would like to find different creatures, food, plants, anything really, that show off God's handiwork.
I will try to maintain this new series,
including pictures because pictures make blog posts
awesome but I'm not making any promises!
"The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork."
Monday, October 4, 2010 | Posted by Jack at 8:38 PM |
| Posted by Jack at 11:48 AM |
Here it is:
Even though no one got the exact answer I'm calling the game. And we have 2 winners this week. The first winner is Shannon. She had the almost-exactly-right-answer, "butterfly wing." As you can see, it actually was a dragonfly wing. Courtney is the second winner with the most creative and impossible answer, "an old metal bed frame found on the bottom of the ocean floor from the Titanic." Congrats girls!! And thanks for playing everybody!
Here is one more pic:
Monday, September 27, 2010 | Posted by Jack at 7:06 PM |
I am cuttin' it close today! Here is today's photo:
Nicely done Karen!! I bought some pistachios and ohter nuts yesterday in hopes of choosing a slightly healthier snack than I have been eating (chips). We'll see how that goes.