Monday, April 14, 2014

Building Our Classroom Library

When, I was at the NSTA conference, they talked a lot about the benefits of having magazines in the classroom.

So, one of my goals this week was to go see which one would be a great fit for my kids,

I went to, because they have the cheapest prices, for the magazines I wanted,

I purchased:

Creative Kids
Kid's Discover

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014-2015 Homeschool Planning

It's happening again, we are wrapping up another year, in our home school lives. My original plan was to continue during the summer, but the kids have other ideas.

We have enrolled in 4 weeks of Hockey Camp for Jason and a bunch of  other camps for Ethan. Ethan will be taking some classes in drawing, video camp and art lessons. Our other plans include a week to visit Grandma in Ohio, a week at Acadia national park and a some day trips. Which, leaves us pretty booked up.

But, it's all good. I want Jason to embrace his passion for hockey, he loves it, and the two weeks we have had off from Hockey, have been hard for him.  Passion is great, and he has plenty of it for hockey.

Which leaves me planning, because if the whole summer is going to be spent in a car, (1 hour each way for Hockey) I need to be prepared.

So this week, I will be planning out the kid's magazines for the year.  I want to have a selection that they can choose something they want to read, and I want them to know what's going on in the world.

Friday, April 11, 2014
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My Favorite Pasta Recipe

My families favorite pasta recipe, I found a few years ago, before kids at, which is

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

1 (1 lb) box penne or 1 (1 lb) box penne rigate, cooked as directed, drained and kept hot
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chicken broth or 3/4 cup beef broth
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Great Freebies-A Whole Bunch

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014

Looking Forward to Spring-Butterflies

This week, we will begin our study of  Butterflies, I ordered this kit from, and it comes with everything you need, except for the butterflies, which you need to send a certificate in to request them. But, they came rather quickly. So, today we set up the butterflies, which was easy. You open the jar and put it out of direct sunlight.

So, they are sitting, lovely in our office.