Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Here is a little toy that Peanut made for Junior the other day. She heard him crying because his mean mom made him take a nap. She felt sorry for him and made him a toy for when he woke up. The heart box has some of her bubble gum inside. Sweet.

I am training her as a "prep chef" in the kitchen. She knows how to peel carrots and then run them through the french fry cutter.


And Junior is actually learning to read! I sat him down the other day and showed him how to read "AT" and "CAT". Today he was tired of those and said he wanted to read "RAT", so I showed him how to read that. Boys!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Face paint and stuff

Peanut bought a face paint kit last weekend and the kids had fun with it. I think the idea was that she was going to paint Junior's face, but of course that's not going to happen. So for both pictures he is "A dog with a moustache."
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By the way, face paint comes out of carpet very easily with Fantastic and a dry cloth!

Here is a sample of Peanut's spelling test for this week. I'll try to put these up every so often to show her progress. I told her I was proud that these letters are all standing on the floor instead of hopping around up above the lines. She thought that was pretty hilarious. I have no idea what that is a picture of above the words. She wants to illustrate her spelling list. I let her do that earlier this week, but you can't do it every day. It would take all afternoon.

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For dinner tonight we are having Chicken Divine out of Quick Cooking Magazine. And some kind of salad I made up with broccoli, cauliflower, and cheddar cheese -- all from the leftovers from Summer and Dan's wedding. I have used that stuff so much, and I think it is multiplying in my refrigerator!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Starting back to school

I don't know why I never get time to update this thing, but now that we are back in the school routine, maybe I will get better. We started back to "real school" on August 1st. Peanut had been asking me pretty often when we would start back, even though we were doing some reading and stuff like that each day. But I think she thinks "circle time" that we do at the beginning of the day is "real school." So we started back on a schedule.

We are doing Sonlight curriculum, and it is very interesting. Peanut likes all the books that go with it, and I catch her "reading ahead" all the time...grabbing the books that are for later this year, and flipping throught them. Other stuff we are doing:
Language: Explode the Code - Book 2
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears
Math: Singapore Math Primary 1a
Spelling: We are going through a beginning phonics program and using their word lists for spelling words. We are getting Sonlight's Language Arts I next week. LA II was too hard.
Science: We just bought the Usborne Book of Science Activities Vol II and it has some little demonstrations and activities for us to do. Haven't started that yet, I just got the book a few days ago.