Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School Food Inspiration

These are real school lunches that I've made. I find them easy, quick, filling, & the boys love them all!! I use leftovers that aren't enough for everyone to have as another dinner for fillers in lunches. It's a great way to make the lunch full and use up leftovers that you would otherwise throw out. :) 
 Sauteed Peppers, Watermelon, Pulled Pork, Dried Cranberries
 Boiled Eggs, Bacon, Applesauce, Dried Cranberries
 Grilled Chicken, Brown Rice, Sauteed Peppers
 This is Pioneer Woman's Chili ~ insanely good ~ not School Food ~ I just wanted to post it :)
 Watermelon, Pasta & Cheese, Angry Bird Gummies
 Cracker & Cheese Sandwiches, Banana w/Peanut Butter, Applesauce 
Lentil Chili, Salad, Crackers, Blackberries 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mountain Born

We finished this book up over the summer. It is about a boy that lives on a farm. He helps his Dad with the sheep and saves a little one. This book is a read aloud for Sonlight Intro. Into World History Part 1. 

We found this book very slow moving. Still good. Just slow. The writing is a different style. I'm not sure how to explain it but I did have to explain what things meant to Chris (7yo). 

Here's a paragraph for an example:
"The sun passed its zenith and the tiny leaves cast their shade at the base of the trees. The sun moved slowly on its course while the shadows of the leaves reached eastward down the slope. A lamb baaed; a sheep stirred. One by one they rose and shook themselves and moved across the pasture to the stream. Snuffing the water in their fussy way, they touched their noses to it. The cool, clear stream was its own assurance. The sheep drank fastidiously, and the lambs baaed curiously at other lambs whose faces look up at them from the water." 

As you can see, it's well written and slow moving. With every other paragraph like that, it really called Chris up in his comprehension. Needless to say - we took a few months on this one. So there were a few read alouds we didn't get to this past school year. That's ok. 

We both cried at the end. 

Do I recommend? Yes - to a mature 1rst grader, or 2nd grade +. The back of the book says ages 9 - 12. 

The book should be linked to amazon. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

**Link Love**

Most Saturdays I devote a little free fun time for me on the internet. I try to catch up on checking in with long distance friends on facebook, pin my heart away on pinterest, poke around on blogs, youtube, and instagram. It's my chill computer time. : D I thought it would be fun to start linking up some of the stuff I find!

** My Pinterest Page 

** Dishwasher Detergent Recipe ~ I've tried their Laundry Detergent Recipe and it works great!!

** Momma's Playground movie tickets for a family movie night 

** Cards for Soldiers ~ I want to start doing this with the boys. I've been looking for a meaningful way to     give with the boys.

** Doodle Bugs ~ loving this teacher's blog!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Father's World ~ K ~ take 2!

My second son starts kindergarten this year! I can't believe how big he is! We are doing My Father's World!
  • I've gone through this once with my oldest son, Chris. You can see those posts here
  • I received and organized all his school work for the year. I'm pretty impressed with the changes they made. I linked up with A Mama's Story's MFW Blogroll. I plan on posting everything I do again with Zack this year.

  • Mama Jenn has a great MFW Kindergarten resource page here

Summer 2012 Part 2 of 2

Lots of Bike Riding: Chris (not pictured) learned how to ride without training wheels! 

Fun Art Days: 

Mom won't let me watch TV days:
 Sick Days:
 Fun Pool Days:
We enjoyed our 2012 summer & welcome fall!