Saturday, February 18, 2017

Clutter Control #1

Cut the Clutter

Make a decision.  As you attack each space, you are going to go through ever item and assign it to one of these piles:

* Toss
* Donate
* Sell
* Pass On

Make your choice fast, only handle the item one time, set limits (ex. only one box of keep), and recognize garbage.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Jepson Art Museum

Today we went on a grand homeschool adventure. I was a little bit worried about taking three kids, seven and under, to an art museum. However, I want to thank the Jepson Center for the wonderful place they have in Savannah, GA. There was a whole floor for the kids to do hands on learning and play as well as a whole room of old school games and computers. I will admit I got stuck at the Atari and the original Nintendo stations. Playing Mario Brothers took me back to the day that I would climb by my brother and play for hours on end. Then it made me feel old that I was infect seining something in a MUSEUM that I played with as a kid.
The magnetic wall was a hit.  They were to put things on the wall to make their "own" sculpture.
I personaly loved this part.  They had peices of paper to make your own design on for the shirt.
This was our addition to the shirt.

If you are ever in Savannah, GA I highly recommend this place for the whole family. Even those that are not into art! There is something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you Jepson Center for giving us a great day!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

50 States Notebooking

So next week we are starting our Social Studies Unit on the 50 states.  The kids are excited as we got to travel to several new states over the summer.  They really enjoyed counting how many states we would drive through in one day during our travels.  It was a lot of driving but it helped keep in interesting.  I try to let the kids lead the direction in the subject we teach and they seem to want to go this direction.  So during my searching (since I penny pinch and get the bulk of my teaching as free material) online I found this great site.  This has great notebbooking pages as well as projects that is geared towards kids of all ages.  Check this site out 50 States Notebook for some great resources.  I think you will find everything you need.  We will be starting with a full US map and then start going into individual states starting with the one we currently live in. 

Images were found at which also offers free resources.