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Friday, July 22, 2011

The School 'Room'

This is the school room/myoffice/livingroom. The pink desk is for my 2nd grader. The little one in front of the window is for my preschooler. The baby doesn't get a desk yet.

This cabinet houses all our supplies, workbooks, teacher guides, etc. The green cabinet on the right holds library books, the diaper bag, motorcycle/fourwheeler helmets... It's a mutifunctional room, but I'm so thankful we have the space that we do.
My girl decorated her desk with dolls, piggy banks, and a notepad. I'm not sure that this stuff will stay once we start, but she is so good at making a space her own, I didn't want to squelch that at all. The finger paintings on the wall are some 'homemade artwork' I thought that would look better than anything I could think to put up there, plus it makes me smile when I look at it, and think about their cute paint covered hands, feet, legs, faces....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

List and Letter

 When my daughter was in Kindergarten and 1st grade in public school, she got a letter and a supply list from the teacher about a month before school started. I thought that was pretty cool, so I decided to carry on the tradition. Just a little something to send her in the mail to make her feel special. She loves getting things in the mail.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Desk and Chair


AND AFTER!!!!! This is my daughter's 'new' desk for homeschooling.

More to come on the homeschool room. (or area that is in our living room)

Monday, July 18, 2011

School Supplies

Oh how I love them. When I was little I couldn't wait until the lists came out and I'd get to go to the store and get all the things on my list. I loved walking down the aisles and seeing the countless boxes of crayons and markers and papers and folders and pencils..... Well they are out at our local supercenter, they really are, I saw them today and walked down the aisles--all three kids in tow. I bought a couple notebooks; one for my daughter and one for my son. Soon, I will make a supply list and a 'letter from the teacher' (me)(mom) and mail it to my daughter. Then she and I can go to the store and get all the supplies she will need for this year of homeschooling. Not much, but it still should be a fun day. I kinda wish I was shopping for supplies for me. I loved picking out a new lunchbox and backpack---both of which she won't really need. :(  I get to buy some cool teacher-ish stuff for myself this year though. When we go shopping for supplies and are meandering the tools for school, I might, just might, pick up a box of markers for just me and maybe a folder or two.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Birthday Wreath

Ingredients: Straw Wreath, Floral Pins, and Balloons,
lots and lots of balloons

I got this idea from How Does She .  It was easy to make, and turned out really cute. It's for my son't 1st birthday--which isn't for about 3 more months, but I wanted to get started early! :)
All you have to do is start pinning balloons to the wreath. Put the pin (which is like a large staple) across the middle of the balloon. I found it worked better to pin one balloon at a time.  Finished product: Lovely Yes?