Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cute and Easy Gift

I found this link for a Tiered Serving Platter and fell in love with it.  I have several friends who love to entertain and this will be the perfect gift for them. 

Now Jamie's pictures and much better than mine.  Excuse the painting/crafting stuff in the background, the kids were creating...  Oh and the weird angles of my photos, apparently I need a little more practice. 

I hope you get an idea of how cute and easy these are.  The total cost for both of these was less than $10.  I found some really cute red and blue plates that I am making another set out of for a local friend that decorates with lots of Americana. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Twenty Years

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our Curriculum choices for the Year

Not Back to School Blog Hop

Found this fun blog hop and thought I would join in. I have done a couple of posts about curriculum that I love and thought I would show what our choices are for the upcoming year.

Tapestry of Grace

This year TOG will be our spine for history, literature, geography and writing.  I am excited to use this program and am almost ready to get started with it.  We will be studying Year 1 which covers the time from Creation to the fall of Rome.  This has various readers and writing assignments based on their age and level so even though they will all be studying the same time period they will have reading and writing assignments that are appropriate for their ages.

First Language Lessons and Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading

Grammar study for the year.  We will be using three different levels of FLL this year.  Also two of the boys will continue to work through OPG which is a great phonics program.

Math U See

All of the boys will be using different levels of MUS this year.  Graham is switching back after almost of a year of a different math program. 

Classic Science Life

This is our first year trying this science program but I think it will be a good intro to the scientific method for the boys. 

Italic Handwriting

Great handwriting program that all the boys will be using this year.  I really like how legible their handwriting is with this program. 

They will also do art and typing.

For extracurricular I am hoping to get them in some type of music lessons and they play soccer and baseball.