Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card plus more

Eisley Jacobs is having a give away when she reaches 1000 Twitter followers. The prize pack includes a $25 Amazon gift card, coffee and more.  Check her out at  There are several ways to enter for a chance to win.


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Chicken Adventure Begins

We picked up our 25 chicks for Joshua's 4H chick chain project. They are so cute.  Pictures to follow. I couldn't take any pics because I'm having trouble with my camera battery.  This is going to be so fun!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Molly has a chick coming out

Max has chipped a hole into his shell and is chattering away.  Molly appears to be helping him a bit here & there. Don't miss this.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Babies on the Way

I'm sitting on pins and needles watching Molly with her eggs. She's very restless today. I think we will have at least one baby soon!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm addicted to Molly

I'm addicted to watching Molly and McGee (Barn Owls) with their impending brood. You might too. Check it out at

Enjoy the view,

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bible, History, Science, Grammar & Writing

Well I've made some changes yet again to our curriculum.  We were using ACE paces for English, Science,  Spelling.  I was really feeling like I was not involved enough with Joshua's schooling so I've been on a quest for the last couple of months to find something new. I made my final decision today and we will be starting new curriculum Monday.

For Bible & History I've decided to use Veritas Press along with the Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History.  For Science and Grammar & Writing we will be going back to BJU.  For Spelling it's back to All About Spelling. I had tried ACE for spelling but I should have never tried to fix something that wasn't broken. I also subscribed to Meet the Masters for art through the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op. We will be starting Heart of Dakota's Drawn Into the Heart of Reading for our reading curriculum.We will use Handwriting Transition Student Worktext (Reason for Handwriting) for penmanship.

For Jacob I am using ACE Kindergarten with Ace & Kristi. I am giving serious thought to using BJU's K4 program with him in the fall. I would probably use the online streaming classes for him.

Well that's all for tonight folks. See ya'll after next week when I do a week in review.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Two great books finds

I ran into Food Lion last night to pick up a side for dinner and they had a bargain book bin. Now I can never pass up a big pile of books and if they are bargain priced then I don't think I need to say anything else. I found 2 great books for $6 each.

The first one is not for the very young but my almost 11 year old loves this book.  It's titled Warriors: All the Truth, Tactics, and Triumphs of History's Greatest Fighters by James Harpur. It contains historical information about The Assyrians, The Spartans, Alexander and the Macedonians, The Celts, The Romans, Gladiators, The Vikings, The Samurai, The Ninja, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, Medieval Knights, The Aztecs, and The Zulu's. Whether they're fighting single-handed or shoulder-to-shoulder with others in strict formation, warriors have given their lives to win land, cities, and empires. From the ferocious ancient Assyrians to the fearsome Zulus, Warriors showcases these celebrated fighters, highlighting their battles, heroisms, weapons, and tactics. Discover how the fearless Spartans were groomed and trained for war from birth, or how Boudicca, Britain's terrifying warrior queen, rose up in revolt against the mighty Roman army. Learn about the bloodthirsty Aztecs and their custom of ripping out the hearts of living sacrificial victims, and enter the mysterious realm of the ninja, masters of stealth and sabotage!  Since we will be starting Ancient History soon this book will be a great addition to our studies as we cover these ancient places and people. It does contain graphic language that describes actions and tactics of the particular warrior or battle that is being highlighted that might scare young or sensitive children so use caution.

The other book is titled Blood and Goo and Boogers Too: A Heart-pounding Pop-up Guide to the Circulatory & Respiratory Systems. Both boys have looked at this one multiple times today. Very fun
 book that gives great information too!
Blood and Goo and Boogers Too: A Heart-pounding Pop-up Guide to the Circulatory & Respiratory Systems

So next time you are in a Food Lion be sure and check out that Bargain Book Bin. You might be pleasantly surprised!


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