Monthly archives: July 2012

Beautiful Feet Books Giveaway Winner!

I really like Rafflecopter. It made setting up and randomly picking a winner, very easy.

The contest ended at 12am (eastern US time), and the winner of the contest is Katie B.! Katie, I will be contacting you via email to obtain mailing address so that I can send your prize.

I enjoyed this contest and will likely have one per month, so please bookmark the site. 

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5th Grade Curriculum Plan 2012-2013

Current plans for my 5th grade son. His plan is almost identical to my 7th graders. I try to keep them working on similar things with varying difficulty. Just like with my 9th grader & my 7th grader, this plan may change.

5th grade 2012-2013

Language Arts

Math

Science

Ancient History & The Middle Ages

Art/Music

Japanese

Latin

Intro to Logic

Extras
  • Chess
  • Karate
  • Bowling

* Items I still need to purchase.

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Beautiful Feet Books – Ancient History Study Guide Giveaway

It’s time for the giveaway! You can win a brand new hard copy of the Beautiful Feet Books, Ancient History study guide. This guide is suitable for grades 5-12! Please understand that you will need to share your mailing address with me in order to receive the book. To enter the contest, you can use the Rafflecopter widget below. Hopefully it makes sense and is easy to use. There is one mandatory entry, and then the others are all up to you! The more entries, the more chances. The contest starts today and will end on my birthday, July 18th!

All entries will be verified.
Offer only valid in the 48 Continental U.S. States, Hawaii &  Alaska (offer not available outside the United States).

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Beautiful Feet.

I love Beautiful Feet Books. And I love giveaways. I happen to have a very lovely literature guide that I will be giving away in my next entry. The Ancient History literature guide includes lessons for your middle schooler and high schooler.

From their site:

Revised, expanded and improved! Our popular one-year study of the ancient world is now TWO study guides in one! Featuring separate notes for intermediate (5th-8th grade) and high school level students, this guide leads you through the fascinating civilizations of ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Biblical history is combined with the writings of Shakespeare, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Padraic Colum, Genevieve Foster and others.  Detailed study notes, vocabulary lists, maps, lesson plans and tests with answer keys all combine to make this an exciting study that reveals the relevancy of the ancient world to ours today!

Includes references, a listing of relevant websites, vocabulary lists, historical notes, comprehension questions and answer key, and much more. Everything you need to teach ancient history using the best literature available! The Intermediate section of the study guide contains 71 lessons (complete 2-3 per week) and the Senior High section contains 91 lessons (complete 3 per week).

Stay tuned!

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Chores Suck.

There are a lot of people in my house. The more people, the more mess. Sometimes I have CHAOS. You know, “can’t have anyone over syndrome.” I don’t get that much company, but when people are going to stop by, I don’t want to have to spend more than 10 minutes straightening things. I know, I know…there are 4 kids in the house all day long. Things are bound to be a little messy. My 2 middle kids are the king and queen of MESS. I don’t know how it happens, but they always leave a pile of something behind. My son is often banned from the kitchen because of the mess he leaves. Little Pig Pens.

Anyway, I developed a schedule for cleaning. So far, it works out well (as long as I do it). The only thing that seems to stay totally out of control is LAUNDRY. But there’s plenty of room in the backyard for that. I’m rambling.

Here’s my schedule:

Daily

  • Make bed
  • Load dishwasher
  • Clear/wipe kitchen sink, stove, & counters
  • Sweep kitchen floor and entryway
  • Straighten entryway
  • Wipe out bathroom sinks
  • 1 load of laundry
  • 20 minute tidy of house & bedroom before bed

 

Sundays

  • Bathroom (includes sweeping, mopping, toilets, shower walls, mirrors)

Mondays

  • Living room (includes sweeping, mopping, dusting, window sills)

Tuesdays

  • Kitchen (includes sweeping, mopping, wiping down cabinets & appliances)

Wednesdays

  • Bathroom (quick tidy)

Thursdays

  • Living room (quick tidy)

Fridays

  • Kitchen (the girls do it this day)
  • Wipe down walls and doors
  • Mop entryway/hall

Saturday

  • Bedroom

 

Monthly

  • Help the kids in their rooms
  • Wash shower curtains
  • Clean out kitchen cabinets
  • Fridge (this needs to happen more, but I can never find the time — sue me)
  • Bathroom cabinets

 

Bi-Annually

  • Clean carpets
  • Wash curtains (maybe blinds, eh)
  • Wash windows
  • Closets
  • Oven

 

Kids

  • Clean rooms (including 10 minute tidy before bed)
  • Cleaning the other bathroom (once per week)
  • Caring for pets
  • Emptying dishwasher daily
  • Keeping their things put away
  • Helping clean after the baby

Do you have a chore schedule? How do you keep your house in order? Do you have CHAOS? Believe me, it’s okay if you do. Our homes are lived in, it’s hard not to have some mess!

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