Jun 2, 2009

Homeschool: Create-a-Culture

I got this idea from a bookstore and made it my own . . . I'm a good and cheap copy cat.
Calvin had so much fun with this, I thought I would pass it on as well.

He did a great job creating his own culture of people. I even had him draw a map of his country, he labeled everything (mountains, rivers, lakes, parks, cities, the capital of the country, etc.). I made his color it and include a map legend. I think I might want to make one of these for myself. :)
Create a Culture

I have to say that I made this last year at the beginning of the school year. After hearing President Uchtdorf's Conference message about Creating, I knew I had done something great. (grin).
Here is the Mormon Message about his talk:
(side note: I love to listen to his voice. I imagine my grandmother-a German immagrant-sounded much like this. My dad would obviously remember her voice better than I would. I sure hope she keeps her accent - when I see her again I want to hear it.)

Homeschool: Summer Reading

I got this idea . . . somewhere . . . and made it my own. I created these little "book marks" for the boys to use.
We take a trip the library, and the boys are expected to find a book on each of these topics. We'll go to the library with these bookmarks in hand and when they find the book they plan to read, they'll stick the bookmark in the book to sort of "check off" their book list.
I plan to hang a string on our wall with mini clothes pins so that each time a book is finished, the boys can pin that book mark to the string (I'll have to come up with a cute title for the string) and they'll get to play the Wii for 30 minutes.
I just thought I would share this idea with those who might be interested...all 1 of you. lol!

Summer Reading Chart

Jun 1, 2009

Homeschool: Russian Soldier Dance

First of all - what kind of leg muscles do these men have??
Secondly, I am thinking that gravity is different in Russia than it is here in Georgia.

So, this video is not the best quality and the men really do move fast, but some of their "moves" are amazing. Chalk one up for the Russians today.
Calvin is studying Russia today, so we thought we would get a little culture here...

The dance of Russian soldiers @ Yahoo! Video

What a photo!

This is my stud husband standing on the roof of an apartment building which is on fire. This is just before they "vented" the roof or cut a big hole to let all of the heat and smoke out.