Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Homeschool Blog


We have started another homeschool blog. This new directions is exciting to me for many reasons. The most important reason is because the kids are contributors on the blog. This is our first ever family writing collaboration project. We are excited and hope that we can inspire you like you guys have inspired us! There will not be any more postings at this blog. Please join us at Montessori Makers! Thank you for all of your support here at this blog and we hope to see you over there too!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Activities That Were Caught on Camera

I am getting back into taking pictures. Here are some snippets of some of  June's learning fun.

                                                                       
                                Learning about bridges.
                                       Hacking a RC.
                             Painting like Jackson Pollock.
                                      Reverse Engineering.
Designing a helmet after learning about the importance of wearing a bike helmet.
                                                                           
                                     Plenty of duct tape wallets being made.
                                     Experimenting with lip balm making.
                                                                           
                                    Sculpting with clay.   




Enjoying Farm School led by another homeschool mom and friend.

I really do like taking pictures. I am so glad to be able to start documenting out learning again, but please know that our learning never stopped. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Little Free Library



                                                                       

Well I have managed to pump out one blog post since I last shared here. Pop over to Brain Builders Inc. to read  how this Little Free Library has helped our neighborhood grow readers.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Letter

Dear Readers,

I have to be honest here my attention to this blog has shift gears. I am going to still blog here whenever I can. I really like the part of blogging where you receive feedback from your readers, I'll stay positive in thinking that everyone is just as busy as I am to leave comments.

I would like to invite you to like our non profit's Facebook Page. Although you may not live in our community the likes and the shares helps to get the word out and who knows you may be inspired to start a non profit offering educational experiences for children preschool-highschool. Also we have a blog that I have tons of postings in drafts that I am close to pushing that magic publish button. Go to  Brain Builders Inc. and check it out!!  We appreciate your support and hope that you will support Brain Builders Inc. as much as you have supported us here.

I am so excited to be able to share my dream that has been in the making for years. We love you guys and this will not be the last posting but an opportunity to become more personal.

From your friend,
             
 Tearri

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Full Circle


We are back home! We started a non profit in March! We still love homeschooling!!


                                                                         


We are still in remodeling mode and getting organized, but I won't let that get in the way of blogging. See you guys back here tomorrow! I have so much I want to share.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Memory Work

I decided to add memory work to the kid's school days. We have been learning about Shakespeare and reading the play A Midsummer's Dream. We just started on Monday and so far the kids and I have been enjoying it.                                             

                                                                               

I really like the techniques that Ken Ludwig shares in his book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, we have been learning lots of new meanings to words, imagery, and rhythm to words. Finally I have been able to appropriately challenge their reading skills too. This past Sunday we saw a group of homeschoolers perform the play A Midsummer's Night Dream and it helped them to get to know the characters. Well, really they don't like how they adapted it now that they are reading the play themselves. The play was fantastic!

                                                                                  
                                                                                  
Learning one line at a time! 
                                                                                   

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We are Back!

I have missed this space tremendously! For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook you already know what has been keeping me busy from this space. During our remodel we were robbed by the remodeling guy. I'll make a long story short he took everything that was salvageable, new things, building materials and ran off with the money I paid him. It has been about a month since this has all happened and the Police did a wonderful job at getting this case to the Prosecutor's Office, and no we haven't moved back home yet.  Now we pray and Keep it moving.

I am just going to jump right in and show you what I am really excited about today!

                                                                         

                                                         Algebra you can touch!  

I'll see you guys back here tomorrow and if your reading this Thank you for hanging in there with me!