Back to the Grind

Originally, we only planned to take 2 weeks off for the holidays. That was until my Dad called and asked me to spend 2 days painting his master bedroom in December.

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This took two days away from our studies……. kind of. I had him work on lapbooks and watch Magic School Bus and watch some BrainPop videos.  But we are behind as we start the new year off. But that is ok, we are not going to let it affect us. We are just picking up where we left off.

This week will look like this for us……

Math: Fractions, mixed Numbers, and decimals. We are going to do some hands on work with recipes and we are making a bread starter.

Language Arts: MineCraft Story Starters, main ideas, writing paragraphs, & writing a research paper. If you have a boy who is crazy about MineCraft, the story starters are amazing and you should check them out.  You have to subscribe to get them but it is very much worth it!

Science: Animal Kingdom, Cells, Ernest Just, Different Kinds of Cells, and Plant vs. Animal Cells. We are doing two lapbooks for this.

History: Civil War, North & South, Missouri Compromise, Missouri State Facts, Arkansas State Facts, Mason-Dixon Line, Abolitionist, Slaves Resisted, Dred Scott, and Lincoln-Douglas Debates. We are starting a lapbook for the civil war.

Reading: Celia, A Slave by Melton A McLauren. This is a true story of a 14-year-old slave girl in 1850.

Basic Spanish: Introduce Yourself

I guess it is time to get to work! See you back here tomorrow!


Peace, Love, and Pies!



Cluttered home, cluttered mind?

I feel like my house is a disorganized hot bed of messiness just waiting to explode. I feel like every little bit I get ahead, it puts me ten steps back. Just when I think I have something all settled down, a spark lights it all back up. It doesn’t help that my family just doesn’t care and figures mom will fix it or clean it.


I was on Pinterest and found some great sites for organizing my home. I came across one site and thought to myself ……. hmmmm yes you could do this or at least look at all the great pins and think about doing think. What?!? I am being totally honest about this. Besides she made her blog sound interesting and fun.

New Years Organizing Challenge Banner


She gives you a nice little calendar you can print off and put on your fridge to help you through the week, or serve as a nice piece on your refrigerator and make people think you are doing it. But than that creates a whole new problem as they will want to see your progress. So, you might as well print it of, do the things each week, and be proud of yourself at the end of the month. Who knows you might win some prizes!

So, This whole new organization room by room starts on Monday, December 31, 2012. I know, I know…. not the new year…. get over it.

Are you in or out?