Saturday, 30 May 2009

In just a couple of weeks, Kyrie and Abigail will be performing in the ballet "Deliver Us". I will post pics of them in costume after the shows. It will be a fantastic show; I can hardly wait.

>Naomi

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Aimee Video

Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGB57ey5JAI

Friday, 22 May 2009

Aimee's Song

There's a scout song that Alex knows that goes like this:

Froggy!
Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, little bitty froggy
Jump, jump
Jump little froggy
Fleas and flies are scrumpdilyicious
Froggy!

He made a new version for his sister that we all sing, often repeating lines before continuing....

Aimee!
Itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, little bitty Aimee
Jump, jump,
Jump little Aimee
Mama's milk is scrumpdilyicious
Aimee!

>Mom

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Notebooking Contest

I've just started looking into notebooking to help the kids think about and remember what they're learning. Here's a contest for a couple of ready-to-be-used (rather than having to print it all out yourself) notebooks.

Apologia is now producing notebooking journals that accompany each of the elementary science books. Both Botany and Astronomy are now available.

These journals are beautiful spiral bound notebooks that will save you time and money. You won't have to print and keep up with your child's notebook pages, buy and maintain page protectors, or purchase and compile binders...everything that makes notebooking time-consuming and labor intensive for mom. Also, your child will adore having their own notebooking journal.

Each of the notebooking journals include:
  • A daily schedule for those who like to have a plan or would like their children to complete the book on their own
  • Templates for written narrations, the notebooking activities and experiments
  • Review Questions
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice
  • Reading lists and additional activities, projects, experiments for each lesson
  • An appendix with beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books
  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know at the end of the course.
See the sample pages here:

Botany: https://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=128

and

Astronomy: https://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=127

Jeannie is giving away four Astronomy Notebooking Journals and four Botany Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post about this on their site. Visit her blog to learn more about this contest: www.jeanniesjournal.com

Hoping I win!
>Naomi for the Colliers

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Since today is Mother's Day, we thought we'd try something different -- so (hopefully) here is a video mother's day card for an amazingly wonderful homeschooling mother of six terrific kids!


video

Friday, 1 May 2009

May Day!

No, not really. It's just I can't believe it's the 1st of May. It's already May!! My last post was at the beginning of April and a whole month has passed by. The girls have had ballet pre-exam classes the past few Saturdays and the boys just had guild performances a week ago. Tomorrow are the actual ballet exams and the boys have their piano recital. And then we're going out to dinner with Michelle, Mark and Dad\Grandpa. Then on Sunday is church, then a baby shower, then the AWANA end of year ceremony and Alex has PTeam. I guess that's how a whole month passes by without my making a blog entry. In fact, I have to finish this one up to take Abigail her regular clothes. She had a practice for an extra part she has with her friend, Emma, in the ballet performance in June. So, every Friday she'll be there at 3:30. Anyway, she forgot to take non-ballet clothing for drama class at 5:30.

Sorry no pictures this time. I was going to post some of the flood on Tuesday. It was incredible how much water was coming out of the sky, non-stop.

Gotta run!
>Naomi for the movin' & shakin' Colliers