Tuesday, August 03, 2010

What can I say?

...Life keeps me very busy!!!!

It has been months since I have blogged, but we are still here. Life gets interesting with a teenager and a little one!! I can't believe it is August already.
DD 16 attended the NC State University Summer Engineering Camp and had a great time. It was a week long program where she stayed on campus and focused on civil and constructional engineering. She also attended a 3 week day engineering program at a local university.
DD6 has been continuing her gymnastics, swimming lessons, reading and having fun.

We are gearing up for a new school year. This fall will make our 10th year of homeschooling!!! I can't believe it. Where has the time gone? DD16 will be taking the majority of her classes outside of the home. She is excited about attending our local CC for a few classes, along with a co-op that she has been attending for 3yrs. This will be a big relief for me, and her (tee hee). She will have a great opportunity to spread her wings a little.. I am confident that she will succeed.

I am planning to spend the majority of my time with DD6 who will be entering first grade. She is readinge WELL!!!! Yes, I am excited. She has the book bug! She read the Treasury of Illustrated Classics White Fang, and has been devouring simple chapter books. I will continue to teach her phonics (i think) and focus on routine and habits this year with her.

Travel Basketball kept us on the road this summer..VA, Penn State, Washington D.C., and NJ... the season is over, so we get to slow down and have a few lazy days to just "be". :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Yes, it has been months since I have blogged. What can I say? It's been busy around here!
All is well and we are moving forward with the new year. Lots of activity is going on around here. Basketball, swim team, gymnastics, and I have signed myself up for a 10K race in March. (I'm excited!)

I know that it is only January, but I am ready for spring. The girls are doing well with there studies. Reading is going very with the little one. Abeka has been working great. I have mainly been using Abeka's Reading Handbook, and giving her a lot of opportunities to read regular
books aloud, and playing fun games with letters and words.She is becoming a lot more confident.

I'd like to add either an explode the code book or an Abeka phonics workbook. I am leaning more towards ETC4 and the Teacher's books for additional activities. I will decide and order this week.

GiGi has also finally learned to tie her shoes. This is one of those things that can often be overlooked in these days of crocs and velcro closings.

Have a great day!