Monthly Archives: June 2013

more random photos from June 2013

big June 2013

big sleeping

little sleeping

mom 6.26

mom again

 

brothers walking 6.24

boys 6.16

boys again 6.16.13

big again pool 6.25

big pool 6.25

boys at pool 6.25

pool 6.25

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Lake Casa Blanca International State Park June 23 2013

Another desert hike.  At “the lake”. 

big 6.23

big posed 6.23

catus

This little frog ran fast when we first saw him, but his defense seems to be “play dead” which means we got to look at it for a while.

frog 2

frog

little 6.23

little catus

mom 6.23

mom and boys 6.23

mom and boys again

 

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June 15 2013 adventuring

big 6.16.13

big again 6.16.13

big and snake

boys and snake

boys boat 6.16.13

boys sitting on snake

little 6.16.13

mom and boys boat 2

mom and boys boat

mom and boys faces

mom

playing at the park

slide

snake

teeth

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a few random photos June 2013

big glasses 6.13

big June 2013

big sleeping with book 6.13

brothers sleeping 6.13

little sleeping 6.13

 

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my planning forms for fall

I have been playing with my planning forms and I have reworked them.  I have never found a planner that really worked for me, room for all our subjects, room for both boys and so on.  so I made my own in Word.  I print them off, and put them in a binder.  I love this, because i can change them.  Part of the way though a year, if we drop a subject, or add one, i can change the planning page accordingly.  This year, i have expanded our planning page to make it legal length (not letter length ; this gives me more room.

This year we will also be doing a cheerful chart with Big Brother; he will get stickers for getting a subject done, and another one for getting it done CHEERFULLY.  This will allow him to earn small rewards and give me some addition leverage on dawdling and arguing.

cheerful Chart:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 
  DONE HAPPY DONE HAPPY DONE HAPPY DONE HAPPY DONE HAPPY  
Bible /

character

 

 

                 
Phonics / reading /  

 

 

 

 

 

               
spelling / diction  

 

 

 

 

 

 

               
Lang Arts / Grammar  

 

 

 

 

               
math  

 

 

 

 

               
Writing / comp / penmanship  

 

 

 

 

 

               
World history  

 

 

 

 

 

               
US History / Social Studies  

 

 

 

 

 

               
Logic / Science  

 

 

 

 

 

               
Art / Geography  

 

 

 

               
Literature / read-a-loud  

 

 

 

 

               
Memory work  

 

 

 

 

 

               

Big Brother’s planner page:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 
Activities            
Bible /

character

 

 

 

       
Phonics / reading /  

 

 

 

 

 

       
spelling / diction  

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
Lang Arts / Grammar  

 

 

 

 

       
math  

 

 

 

 

       
Writing / comp / penmanship  

 

 

 

 

 

       
World history  

 

 

 

 

 

       
US History / Social Studies  

 

 

 

 

 

       
Logic / Science  

 

 

 

 

 

       
Art / Geography  

 

 

 

       
Literature / read-a-loud  

 

 

 

 

       
Memory work  

 

 

 

 

 

       

Little Brother’s planner page:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 
Activities  

 

 

         
Bible

 

With Big Brother

Phonics / reading /        
Hand-writting  

 

 

     
math  

 

 

 

 

 

     
World history

With Big Brother

US History / Social Studies

With Big Brother

Logic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Science

With Big Brother

Art / Geography

With Big Brother

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Corpus Christi Beach 6.14.13

boys water 1

boys water 2 boys water 3

boys water 4

boys water

mom and big

mom and boys on beach

mom and boys on teh beach 2

mom at beach

mom with boat

view from our room

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Consider this

Noah Webster was one of the founding voices promoting mass public education.

He has been called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education

Quoting from How Lincoln Learned to Read:

What made an  republic successful, Noah Webster said: “A singular machine ..which takes the child as soon as he can speak, check his natural independence and passions, makes him subordinate to superior age, to the laws of the states…”

 

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