[school] ancient americas

This week for school we’re talking about ANCIENT American cultures. We’re zeroing in hard on the Nazcas for some art projects – about Nazca lines and pottery. We’ve watched videos and I have a National Geographic with some EXCELLENT photos. But. It gets kinda tricky. Even after studying this five or six different ways, I…

almost alone on Valentine’s Day

As I write, it’s Valentine’s Day. It’s almost normal bedtime. I’ve been cleaning up the pile of stuff to clean up later… I decided it might as well be later. Annie is asleep on the couch (she’s got a pillow tucked next to her to keep her from rolling off!) and Jonathan is at my…

school@thebarn :: grading first grade

I blogged about school!! This time it’s the first of a two-part series on grade sheets. (Part two will post on Monday, and I’ll add a link when the post goes live.) Yay me!

pretty much

Lately, we have had many unusual things go on. I’m pregnant, for example, and the boys are both old enough to get that this means weirdness is afoot. (Brennan is impressed with how much alike our bellies are and gets mad when she’s trying to cuddle and Ann gets all wiggly.) At our house, weirdness…

School

I finally blogged about school. The post is up at school.thebarntales.com! It’s definitely not winning any awards, but I am so proud of myself…. And yay iPhone!! haha

planning, shrunken brain, scheduling, and a reminder

Who remembers that I had made a neato planner to test out in March and I really liked it but then I was so sick for so much of March that the only real plan was to not get dehydrated enough to go to the hospital??? Well, I adjusted it a very little and ordered…

“unstoppable learning”

The boys spent the night with Granma and Papa Saturday night. I drove in Sunday at lunchtime with Sister, planning to spend the night and bring the kids home Monday. Aiden decided it was way past time to go home, so after dinner we went back to MomMom’s house. When we got in the car,…

a project: Advent calendar

I want to apologize for the crazy lack of pictures that actually show you something. I got the bright idea (ha. ha. ha.) to use my phone and snap photos of the stuff nestled in strand lights. Yeah. No. So tomorrow, when there’s some natural light available, I’ll use the real camera and plug in…

that extra bit of awesome

I did two awesome things today. It’s possible that I did more than two awesome things today, but I can think of one horrible thing I did that probably cancels out any other awesomeness. I lost Brennan’s doll when we went to the doctor. I thought it was in the car, the car didn’t have…