Sunday, August 31, 2014

We Draw Animals Review and Tutorial



 
I was recently asked by Kathleen Wilson of  We Draw Animals to share a tutorial and a little bit about her great website. This website is a neat place to learn all about different animals and how to draw them. They have taken the time to include interesting information about each animal. There are over 500 different animals!
My girls have recently developed a love of My Little Ponies. When Kathleen asked which animal I would like her to make the tutorial of, I picked a pony. I thought it would be neat to take her original design and add some fun pony accents. You could add some wings or a unicorn horn to make it look like your favorite pony!

 
This website would be an educational place to check out for Art or Science classes. There is even a section about plants.
Have some fun this week drawing and learning on We Draw Animals!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back To Home School!


This year is going to be a little bit different here at The Boo Boo Princess Charm School for Girls. We have added a third little learner onto our attendance sheet! I have decide to make some changes to the way we learn to hopefully make it a little easier for all of us.
My first change was to start a little earlier. We started on August 11th. I don't usually start until September. I started earlier this year.  Last year was a little rough because I was pregnant. This pregnancy made me very tired! I didn't feel we got as much done as we should have, so I wanted to get a jump start on this school year.
I started the year with only two subjects. We started with Math and Bible. We are the most behind in Math and that is the subject kids tend to forget over the Summer. We also do our Bible devotional because I feel it is important to start our day on the right foot. If we get Bible done I feel happy no matter what else we get done for the day!
We have joined two Co-Ops this year. One is The first and third Thursday of the month and the other one is every Friday. I joined two this year because I wanted Pants and Pie Pie to have more outside classes. I needed a little more help with some subjects and I thought this would be a good fit. It is nice to know that someone else is going to be taking care of some of the preparations and teaching for your kids.
The fact that we have joined these two Co-Ops made me decide to start with only three days of school for right now. I want to see how much we can get done in these three days. We will have a fourth day some weeks, so I can have Pie Pie do whatever is missed then.
I am really hoping that these changes will help make this year go a bit more smoothly. I know that homeschooling is always a challenge no matter what or how much you plan. I am pretty flexible and so are my girls. I kinda think the Baby is going to be the biggest challenge of all. I almost forgot about making new friends at our new Co-Op! Hopefully someone will like me!
I will definitely remember to update about how these changes have made a difference in our homeschooling lifestyle!


P.S. I also wanted to share two new books I recently purchased. I have read Simply Homeschool and am currently reading Flourish. I love to read and I can never get enough of books about homeschooling!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

and then there was three!

 
 
My blog has been pretty quiet lately. It hasn't been quiet at our house though! About four months ago we welcomed a sweet, new little princess into our home!
 
 
 
 
She has been a wonderful addition to our family. Three girls are a lot of work though! You think it won't be much of a difference going from two to three, but it is! There is never enough of you or enough patience! My poor husband is still waiting for his share of my attention! There is so much I want to share about how my life has changed. That, however, will have to wait for another day! I have some work to do on my classes I am teaching at our Co-Op this year and I am sure the newest Princess (she will have a blog name soon) will need me soon!
 
 
P.S. She still isn't sleeping through the night!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Smiles

February

This February we got a lot of snow! The Princesses had fun building snowmen and running around in the snow. Pants especially loved the snow. We had a hard time getting her to come inside!
 


Watching the snow fall!
 

 
This is one of Pie Pie's Snowmen!
 

Pants getting ready for Valentine's Day!

 
 
 

Valentine Wombats!


A special Valentine Snack!
Fruit Kabobs!

 

 
Pants sliding down her snow castle.

 
Pants rolling a giant snowball across the parking lot.




The snowman she built with her giant snowball!

 
Birthday Party for a favorite cousin!
 
 
Pants had to paint!
 
 
Pie Pie too!
 
 
 
We had some fun this February!
We hope you did too!
Smiles,
Nikki!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Smiles

January


First day of the new year!
Off to the Range!
 

Snow Day at Beacon!
 





Mini Frog Army!
 


Snuggly Pants!
 


Crazy Hat Night!
 
 
What's that smell?!
 
 
Smiles,
Nikki!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Boo Boo Princess Christmas Story

A tradition we started last year at our home is The Great Stocking Hunt! It all started because their stockings got to heavy to hang from the banister, so we had to figure out something else to do with them. We decided to hide them and have clues to help the girls find them.
 
It starts where the stockings should be and then the girls travel all over the house following the clues. This year I used leftover wrapping paper for the clues.
 

 
Are they in the fridge?
 
 
Let's check out our clue to see where to go next!

 
So many clues!

 
We found them.

 
Now, it's time to see what is inside!

 
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rockin' Thru History


At our recent Homeschool Group meeting we had the pleasure of meeting and listening to the teacher, musician, songwriter and homeschooling dad: Damien Drago! We were treated to a live performance of his Rockin' Thru History songs.

picture credit: Rockin Thru History

His current songs are all inspired by The Revolutionary War. The songs start off with Powder Your Wig (just the name makes me giggle) and the last song is Five Fantastic Fabulous Founding Fathers. Each song is fun and educational.
The reason he created each of these special songs was to teach kids about History in a interesting way!
He has a great website called Rockin Thru History. On his website you can listen and purchase his songs. There are lyrics for his songs, resources and even more material you will find very helpful.
At our live performance we were treated to some of his new songs, which he is currently working on. These new songs are inspired by the Civil War. So be on the lookout for even more fun and  make sure you take some time to check Damien Drago out at www.rockinthruhistory.com.

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found at Hip Homeschool Moms.