Monthly archives: September 2007

Long Day.

I need to really update. The kids and I have started TOG and are really into it.

Today I worked at my dad’s shop and then we went to my cousin’s birthday gathering at the bowling alley. I haven’t bowled in … hmmm … a long time. So I suck. All three of the kids beat me. =/ Shae and Rah BOTH slipped and busted their butt bones. Poor kids. lol

Now I’m tired.


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So, tell us, do you floss?

I do. But I have braces, so I use floss threaders. Let me tell you….NOT FUN! It takes longer than it should and I only do it at night or if REALLY necessary during the day.

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You ARE Crazy!

I took a personality test back in 2002.

I thought it’d be fun to take a new one and see if I’ve gotten any crazier. OMG. I have! I’m a total loon now!! I know that a lot of my answers have changed as a result of the end of my marriage. I won’t lay blame…but I’m almost sure that drove me off the deep end. LOL =/

Anyway, here are the results from the test I just took.

Disorder Rating  
Paranoid: Moderate  
Schizoid: High  
Schizotypal: Moderate  
Antisocial: Low  
Borderline: Moderate  
Histrionic: Moderate  
Narcissistic: Moderate  
Avoidant: Moderate  
Dependent: Moderate  
Obsessive-Compulsive: High
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My TOG Has Arrived.

No longer will I be using Ambleside Online as guidance. No longer will I be putting together my own Unit Studies. My TOG has arrived. =)

It was like Christmas for me! The UPS guy dropped it off at 9 am and I spent a great portion of the day flipping through it. SO much information and I only got ONE unit. That’s 9 weeks. I love the fact that there are only 4 years of topics in TOG. That means we repeat, but the kids do it on a different “level”. More in depth. Harder work.

Tapestry of Grace

I took all the pages and put them in plastic page protectors b/c I’m geeky, but it also allows me to write notes with my SHARPIE ULTRA FINE MARKERS and erase them with a regular ol’ eraser. And my curriculum stays perfecto! The binder I used is kind of worn, but the curriculum wouldn’t fit in the newer binders I bought. And the only 3-incher I had lying around the house was one that has been through years of homeschooling! It serves it’s purpose.

How Thick!

My FAV Markers

The kids are so anxious to start in on it. Well, the girls are. lol

Our first unit is called, Moses’ World. Our first week’s topic is called, Curtain Rises on Egypt: Gift of the Nile. Our project this week will be a salt map. I think it will be an imaginary map and not one of Egypt. I’ll be sure to post images of them working on it and the completed project. The recipe we are going to try (and I can’t wait for this) is Egyptian Chicken. Yum. Ok. Now I need to go eat. =/

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I’ve been using Amblesideonline for our homeschooling curriculum. Well, mostly. We’ve also been doing some unit studies. A mix of things. A couple weeks ago I discovered Tapestry of Grace. I think this curriculum is going to be better fit for us. I’m teaching 3 different grade levels and this will make that so much easier! Today I ordered Unit 1 of Year 1 (redesigned), with tabs, the Map Aids, evaluations and lapbook CD. It came to about $150. I only bought Unit 1 so that we could “test” it out first. Unit 1 should take us about 9 weeks. The children will still do their Math books and although TOG includes some language arts, they will continue their language work books. Rah will continue work on his phonics and reading. I can’t wait until everything arrives and I can look it over.

Oh, and if anyone is looking to purchase a Wii, please let me know. As badly as we wanted it, we rarely use our Wii. Our family time lately is reading, knitting, movies or board games.

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