Showing posts from April, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers..... and a Weather unit!

Wow. It feels like it's been forever since I have sat down to write a post, although in reality it's only been a couple of weeks. 

I set aside the first two weeks in April to begin a weather theme, also known as our April Showers bring May flowers time of the year :) Instead of the two weeks that I hoped to be able to cover everything in, we are still working on learning about the weather, here at the end of April. What happened? :LIFE: That's what. Sometimes, I find our lives getting busy, and less time to devote to being in the school room. I don't like when that happens, and find myself always looking for ways to be better organized in some area here or there, so that we can have a little more of a steady routine, regardless of time of year or circumstance. Sometimes, though you just can't help it.

My husband spent a week working nights, which really throws our day off - in a good way, of course, because I try not to push a work period too much when he is able to …

Sharing a Giveaway from LMN!

Just wanted to do a quick share of a great giveaway at Living Montessori Now! In celebration of her third Blogiversary, Deb is hosting yet ANOTHER giveaway! KHT Montessori has sponsored a full 12 month online course, PLUS all 12 albums, an estimated retail value of $315!

For those of you who already have albums, this might not appeal to you, but for someone like me, WOW! The need for the albums alone in my house is incredible, but to also have the blessing of the online course, however - that is almost more than I could hope for! Within my five children, we fall in both the primary, and lower elementary categories, and upper elementary isn't far away!

By lots of observance, that isn't too hard, because what I am fixing to say is very plain to see - switching from Traditional to Montessori has absolutely been one of the HARDEST things I have ever attempted in my homeschool. I refuse to quit - I believe the Montessori method was a big answer to prayer as my children got older and…

What We've Been Up To

We have had a couple busy weeks here, although so much of it seems to be outside of the 'classroom' environment.

Little Mama went through her first year of state mandated testing. Where we live, a home-schooled child only has to take tests in Reading and Math, since it would be nearly impossible to make/take an accurate test in History or Science, since there is no good way to know what families are currently learning about. I have to admit, I was a little nervous - only for her and how she would adjust to the environment where I was not the main teacher and where she would not be able to  ask for help. Reading was not a concern of mine - I don't say that with an over-dose of pride, it's just that - well, she can read faster than I can and retains EVERYTHING. She amazes me at her reading skills - I was more concerned about her Math portion. If you have read this post about Little Mama's math, you will understand why I say that. We DID have the talk about not being a…

It's another GREAT Giveaway!!!

Stopping by quickly to share with you another AMAZING giveaway!

Living Montessori Now is one of my FAVORITE blogs! Deb's resources, encouragement, and connection to other wonderful Montessori resources is just unbeatable. In celebration of her 3rd blogiversary, she is hosting one of the most exciting giveaway events - 3rd Blogiversary Giveaway – $645 Montessori Print Shop/Montessori at Home Products!!!

Deb says : 

It’s my 3rd blogiversary and I have 3 amazing giveaway prizes (ARV $645)!  Montessori Print Shop, one of my very favorite Montessori suppliers, is giving away a grand prize of 1276 beautiful printable Montessori materials in digital file format! That’s ALL the Montessori Print Shop PDF files, including 6-9 Grammar Boxes/Filling Boxes!!! There’s a second-place prize of a $100 Montessori Print Shop in-store coupon! And that’s not all! There’s a third-place prize of a $24.95 Montessori at Home! eBook and Materials Bundle (which includes both the fabulous Montessori at Home! eB…