Thursday, September 16, 2010

Physical Education

A fellow homeschooler (Heather over at OMSH) posted on her blog how she handles a rough homeschooling day. She throws her hands in the air.

I'm here to confirm for all you homeschool moms that throwing your hands in the air counts towards your PE credits.

You're welcome.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday school

When I was a kid, Saturday school was serious punishment. Serious I tell you.

If I would have ever received Saturday school, I probably wouldn't be typing this as we speak. My mother would have killed me or even worse.

This last Saturday, the whole family went to the Cottage Grove Air Museum. The displays were all depicting Oregon pilots & Oregon built planes of all shapes, sizes & ages.

The girls learned about Dorothy Hester Stenzel, one of the most amazing women in aerobatics. A plain was created & given to her by Great Lakes factory. Our local museum has the exact plane.

We were all surprised that the outer shell of the planes are made out of fabric. Just like your shirt. Seriously. Then they use a tape to cover all seams & treat it with some chemical that makes it similar to awning fabric. It was amazing.

It was an impromptu lesson, but ended up being so much fun. It lasted about 90 minutes & cost $5 total! Perfect!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kenady's stories

Kenady is working through a fun book I bought at the dollar store called Story Starters. It really helps her get started with her writing projects.

She tends to claim she's stuck & doesn't know what to write about. This book is full of ridiculous story helps. But some of them are hysterical. Here are a few from last year:

What if a shovel could start a rock rock band?

Then it would be called the nitty gritty dirt band. And there would be a rake a mop a broom and me!

What if a hipo picked up a cow and thro it to the moon?

And I was an astronat and I saw it! When it was bedtime he told me a bedtime story.

What if a pie had an aliyen inside it?

Then I would eat it and prabrly throeup. And then tell evryone don't eat the pie!!!!!!!!!!!! And nobudy ate the pie.

I'm hoping to see an improvement in her writing this year. She really likes to write silly stuff. Now if I can get her to write on a REAL topic...we'll be in business.