I’m still working away in the schoolroom. I’m making great progress. The kids have even commented. I guess I really am making progress if the kids noticed. lol
Tonight, I’ve been sorting through a pile of fallen apart books. Seeing which ones can be glued or are too precious to part with and which ones can be thrown away. The Piggy in the Puddle (Reading Rainbow Books)
will be staying on the shelf coverless until I can replace it. What’s a book shelf without a little oofy poogy. 🙂
Abby asked to make hummingbird food the other day. We haven’t made any yet this year. So I told her how to make it, and she did it all by herself.
She used 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups of water. Boiled for 2 minutes, then cooled. Very easy, and much better for the pretty little hummingbirds than dye laced food. You can make this in any quantity, just use 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. You can also store it in the fridge for up to a week before filling the feeders.
She hung two feeders, one on the back porch and this one on the front porch.
Have you got your curriculum lined out for the new school year? Since I have all the books all the way through high school already, it’s just a matter of pulling books off the shelf and handing them out to the kids. The basics are the same for everyone, then they add in any electives that they want. It’s nice, after stressing about Jr. high and high school with the older two, to be able to just peacefully hand out books now.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t change curriculum if needed for individual students. That’s why I changed from Saxon Algebra to Teaching Texts Algebra. I like it better, and so do the 2 students in it now.
Since we school longer than the public school, we always have books carry over from “last year” to “this year”. But all four kids will be starting at least 2 new books when we go back to school. I will pull those off the regular shelf, and put them on each kids school shelf or in their school bin after I finish my thorough clean out of the school room.
Due to family visiting from out of state, we won’t be starting back to school the first week of August as planned. The family is coming the 2nd week. It really doesn’t make much sense to have school for one week, then take off a week. At least that’s what my kids keep telling me. lol Their right. I just haven’t told them that yet. lol