Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our week

After recovering from all the relaxing of our vacation we are finally back into the swing of things around here!  I've been making the next sequence of language/math materials for D like crazy.  Almost done!  D and M have been happy to be back home and are enjoying the time in the school room.  Seems like they missed it while on vacation!  Here are a few pictures of M revisiting all her works on her shelves.

Montessori Monday

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alaska Vacation

If you've been wondering why there is no update on this blog that is because we have been on a two week vacation to Alaska!  Two week vacation in the beginning of September?!! Love homeschooling!  Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

Mendenhall Glacier - Juneau, Alaska

Whale watching - Juneau, Alaska

Bald Eagle - Skagway, Alaska

Sled Dog Ride - Skagway Alaska

Mt McKinley - Denali, Alaska

Oil Pipeline - Fairbanks, Alaska

Santa's House, North Pole, Alaska

 Lovely Moon - Anchorage, Alaska

Glaciers at College Fjords

Glaciers at Glacier Bay

White Pass Railway - Juneau, Alaska

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Are you a new homeschooling blogger?

If you are a new blogger and talk all about homeschooling and educating your children in your blog, please stop by and link up to this post.  Also be sure to check out the other wonderful blogs there!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cultural Exchange - USA: Ohio

As I've mentioned here before, I am participating in a Cultural Exchange.  You can read about what we sent the other families here.  One of the first packages we received was from this lovely family from Ohio.  The amount of thought and effort they have put into creating this package is just amazing.  Everything was neatly packaged in a nice box, I can only imagine what it would have cost them to ship it internationally!

We received this nice letter with tons of information about the life of kids here in the United States and about the things they do in Ohio.  It also had a nice picture of the family. Here is a look at a page from their letter.

They had included a map of the United States and some coloring sheets.

They had included some Red Carnations and a Cardinal, the State flower and bird of Ohio.  What an amazing idea!  Also included were a snowman and a bale of hay.

More stuff related to the States.

Craft items, rainbow crayons and fall leaves.

US Flag and stickers.  A wooden Star shape for craft work.

Monarch Butterfly, more stickers, watermelon sucker, start shaped silly bands and a couple of american pencils!

Amish County travel brochure and a beautiful postcard if Amish children.  My daughter loves this picture and this has led so many wonderful conversations about the Amish!

Some fun activity books and Star shaped notepads.

A lovely American basket that will be put to so much use in our school room!

Many thanks for the family that sent this to us! I can't even begin to imagine the amount of patience and effort that was needed to put this thorough package together!  We received this package first and this inspired so much of what we put together for this exchange.  We feel so blessed to be participating!

To see more of the Cultural Exchange Packages that were exchanged visit here.