Thursday, May 10, 2012

Our Homeschool Week - A Freebie For Your Homeschool

In my life this week…

#homemade  liquid handsoap for dirty #littleboy hands #homeschool #frugal We grated up leftover soap bits and hotel soap and
cooked it in a pot of water to make homemade hand soap! I didn't use one myself, but here's a recipe. 
I think it was my friend Amy from Raising Arrows who originally gave me the idea!

In our homeschool this week…

Explore the Grand Canyon with Noah Justice We are totally enjoying this dvd and the study guide companion! We watched a portion of the dvd - then paused the video and went through the study guide questions - the boys did a fantastic job of recalling the information. Keep your eyes and ears open for a giveaway from me some time here on Adventurez this month!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

The dentist! I had three cranky boys at a miserable dentist appointment - yes - I'm whining.

My favorite thing this week was…

Leaving the dentist office!

Let's hear it for the boys. . . 

#homeschool project of the day: Makin Butter! #homemade #kidsinthekitchen Mommy didn't feel so well this week - I'm flat out exhausted - It may be the storms passing through our area - my sleep patterns are messed up right now -
 but enough about me. This boy (the one in the picture who is making butter) and here: 
Boy powered wheat grinder #mobsociety for our #homemade butter! grinding up some wheat - This boy totally stepped
up to the plate to help out with the little guys. He fixed cereal in the mornings. He made hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and even brought me a snack. He helped keep an eye on the boys - and even got them to straighten up the house for me. He also bought me special flowers for Mother's Day with his own money! 
#PicFrame #mobsociety #kidsinthekitchen Fun shakin things up in the kitchen I cannot completely ignore the other two when it comes time for bragging - they also tried to help out as much as possible. They brought me drinks, helped in the kitchen, and helped to clean the house. They sat at their school table and made cards for me, Nana, and Grammy. It's gonna be a good Mother's Day - isn't every day? 

I’m cooking…

We've got a new toy that makes these yummy fudge cake pops! #kidsinthekitchen #recipe   Fudgy Cake Pops make EVERYTHING better!

I’m grateful for…

   Reminiscing about our special time at #apologialive      Seriously, encouraging homeschool friends who pray for me and lift me up! Thank you -This is just a handful of my girls from the Apologia Live Conference in Atlanta - I'm thrilled and uplifted by you on a regular basis - Seriously!

3 in 30 - reaching goals just 3 at a time …

As you can see from the lovely cake pops above - I haven't exactly stuck to my low sugar 
diet. But I haven't completely thrown the baby out with the bath water either! 

I've been writing a good bit - and got my monthly Newsletter set up! Yay! 
see details below

I've been so exhausted in the mornings that I haven't been waking up and doing quiet
time first thing. I have been reading verses regularly and the Shepherding a Child's
 Heart study is going well. 

Letter of the week "L" …

At the Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse #homeschool #fieldtrip #hsmommas "L" is for Love my Little boys! 
                                And this picture was taken at a Lovely Lighthouse

Helpful homeschooling tips, Freebies or advice to share…

     SMART SCHOOL TIME RECIPES: The Breakfast, Snack, and Lunchbox Cookbook for Healthy Kids and Adults

*Although we don't really do "lunchboxes" I loved this free kindle book - cause we do - do lunch! 

Stuff We're Into. . . . 

Power In Plants Dvd (moody Science Adventures) - Click Image to Close                  1364 Get Ready to Garden Lapbook                Outdoor Hour button  
$6.74                                              Free                                                Free 

Things I’m working on…

The Homeschool How-To Conference was a huge success thanks to you! I spoke on the topic of 
"Exploring God's Creation" to encourage families to use God's Word as a foundation of their 
homeschool and the great outdoors as a way of getting to know their Creator. 

A 'thank you' 4 your support 'n a 'happy mother's day' . . .

Wildflower #nature study by me for Exploring God's Creation #homeschool #freebies Friday on Adventurez   

Receive a Free "Exploring God's Creation - Bible Verses" download by signing up for the new 
"Adventurez In ChildRearing" monthly Newsletter here.




Jackie said...

Hey Kelli! I popped over from Better Writer to visit your blog. I was so blessed to look around what you are doing in Christian homeschooling. My children are all grown up now and attended Christian schools, but if I had to do it all over again I would have loved doing what you are doing! Keep up the good work sister!


Rebecca said...

HI Kelli! Yeah!!! Love your update and thank you for the awesome nature book!!!

Jennifer said...

I've never tried Fudgey Cake pops, but they look like they WOULD make everything better!

Michelle (from Apologia) said...

Looks like you had a great week! Oh, yeah, trips to the dentist--not a fav in our house either. Isn't it a great time of year to be outside studying Creation. Love the HOAC lapbooks. Happy Mother's Day--

See Jamie blog said...

Ugh. Dentist. Blech.

But fudgey cake pops? I need some of those right exactly now!!!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

What helpful young men you have! Awesome!

I downloaded that garden unit study too! I don't know when we'll use it, but it looks really neat!

CAKE! Whoop! Chocolate cake is every better! LOL

Lisa said...

What special young men you have! Truly!

I am going to download that garden study. Thanks for the heads up about it.

And, Chocolate cake pops look and sound SO good! When you're feeling better, can I have the recipe? Pretty please? lol.

I pray that you are feeling better to have a beautiful Mother's Day!
Many blessings, friend! Lisa

Susan said...

I do hope you're feeling better by this point, and have a super Mother's Day!
Thanks for linking with Look What We Did...I've been wanting to try making homemade liquid soap, and those cake pops look yummy :)

Andrea @ No Doubt Learning said...

Fudgy cake pops? I've tried regular cake pops...I'll have to try these out! Thanks for the nature book. We love playing wiht nature in our house!

Marcy Crabtree said...

girl ... you are the most creative blogger ever! I could never get all of those ideas into one post and have it all blend and make sense like you do!