Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Choosing curriculum...

This year we're doing My Father's World Pre-K and both daughter and I love it.  I do have some slight issues with the fact that it is clearly made for Baptists, but the differences are small and infrequent so that I can just skip the part "Will you ask Jesus into your heart?" and rearrange the ten commandments (to, ahem, the correct **cough cough- Lutheran** way ;)

I've been reading the book  When Children Love to Learn with a homeschooling friend who uses Charlotte Mason method with her kiddos.  I'm really enjoying it and I'm smack dab in the middle between the Charlotte Mason approach and the Classical approach.  MFW is a nice balance.

I have another friend who uses the Classical approach with her daughter and I've spoken with her about it.  There is a curriculum, Memoria Press, that seems ideal.  There is also Classical Conversations, but the nearest class is an hour away and it's expensive.  Plus, I don't know that a weekly class is really a good fit for us.

We're also looking into Math-U-See for a supplementary math program (most kindergarten curriculum come with a math program).  We're pretty certain that we want to get a supplementary math curriculum, just not 100% sold on Math-U-See.

And then there are all the other curriculum out there...

I really like complete curriculum with a teachers manual that is just open and go.  I LOVE that about MFW.

Lots of decisions to be made! 

Monday, April 2, 2018

The brave chicken

One chicken, a Weasley, was brave enough to leave the coop today. The rest just sat by the open door all day. 

Brave enough to leave the coop, but she got snow trapped none the less!  

We had about 4” when we got home from visiting family and so far we’ve gotten another 5” today.   I had to carry her back to the coop 😜

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We’ve got Easter Eggers!

We picked up three Easter Eggers this morning from a friend who had a few extra. 

They join our two remaining Weasleys   

I’m thinking Harry, Rob, and Hermione 😄

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tucked in by Daughter

Today I was sitting on the couch with a quilt when Daughter asked me to lie down so she could tuck me in. Tuck me in she did! Complete with Bible stories and prayer! Then she left the room for a moment, came back and told me I should have my eyes closed. When I close them she pried my mouth open and pretended to take a tooth saying she was the tooth fairy. She stuck a tub of Play Doh under the pillow and flew (complete with flapping arms for wings) away 😂

Monday, February 26, 2018


We’ve had a snow free winter. Very uncommon for ND!  But about a week ago, we got a bit of snow and we keep getting more!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018