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!