Friday, November 26, 2010

Macro Friday: Flowers

Joining in on the Macro Friday Meme..yes another picture. 
I took this one and wanted to see how it would turn out with
the morning dew still on it. Click on the Macro Friday Button 
to check out the rest of the Macro entries there. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pretty Flowers on Saturday

I joined in on The Saturday Flower Meme..I love pictures of flowers 
and wanted to submit a couple of the pictures that I have. Head over
to Bluberry craft to enter your picture or check out the entries there.
This picture was taken from our complex's garden area. Don't know
what the flower is, I just saw it and took the picture. This was taken
around close to midnight when we were out walking.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Furlough Day Due to Budget Cuts

Loni comes home after school and tells me that
he has some really important papers to give me
and that I have to look at it immediately..teacher
says. So he hands me a November Calendar 
Reminder and I see 5 days on there are Furlough
Days due to budget cuts..yikes. Starting today. 
then Nov. 22nd through the 24. then Thanksgiving

I felt bad reading it and wished there was something
I could do to help out. So I started looking through
the closets for the Scholastic Phonics Kit we received
2 years ago and never put to use and let the kids test
out the new Steps to Scholastic Success Slide Show
Mathematics Grades 3-4 CD-Rom we received to 
review for our Holiday Gift Guide on Luscious Deals. 

I'm making sure that my kids learn what they have to
learn with all these furlough days adding up. Maybe 
I went to extremes today but, I wanted to start a new
schedule that would be better for them in the long 
run. Time on our new Wii game machine has been 
cut down to half an hour instead of an hour. We're 
now doing 2 rounds of 20 minute reading sessions 
in the morning and afternoon. I'm trying to get more 
ideas and have been surfing homeschooler blogs 
most of the day, between cooking, cleaning and 
blogging. I want to do more stuff like science and 
studying about other countries. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nesi's Thanksgiving Turkey Project

Nesi came home last week with a Turkey Outline
with directions to fill it in with anything we wanted
just no coloring. We could use yarn, wood shavings,
etc. We had pink yarn, Nesi said no pink Turkeys,
we didn't have wood shavings.

So I pulled out my craft bins to see what we had left
in there. we had 4 yards of black and cream burlap
that I was saving to do a cultural dance outfit for the
girls with. So we cut out [2] 2 inch strips from each
color lengthwise and then cut them in half a again and
down to small 1 inch or 1.5 inches, used craft glue
to hold it down and rhinestones from the dollar store.

I didn't take step by step pics. So here is what we got
in the end.

The colorful areas are yellow, red and green,
crepe streamers that we created into ruffled
sections then used Elmer's School Glue to
hold it down with. We then used Martha 
Stewart Crafts® Eyelet Lace Punch Around
The Page Set for the brown background.