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September 18, 2009

Homeschooling

When we got our boxes from K12, Hannah said "This is like Christmas!" She opened up box after box of text books, paints & brushes, oil pastels, prints (she's holding one of St. Basil's cathedral for her art class), goggles, a beaker, magnifying glass, compass, globe, tambourine...Olivia got a slide flute, a scale, math counters, books (Tales of Amanda Pig, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Frog and Toad, etc.), dry erase markers and board...and more. This week, we looked at paintings (the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, for example) by several artists and talked about what makes a portrait. Then, the girls each had to do a self-portrait. I highly recommend this homeschooling curriculum...we LOVE it, so far!
So sad...we discovered our monarch butterfly dead in the potted mum on our front porch. I wonder if she tried to fly and got trapped in there, or what? I think we learned some good things about life and death, throughout this whole experience.
Just to let you know, I had a follow-up appointment today with the surgeon. My 3 little incisions from the appendectomy are healing up nicely. The doctor took off the steri-strips...no stitches at all. Unfortunately, while on amoxicillin, it's common to develop a yeast infection...so I'm dealing with that right now. Everyday I feel better. This has made me more sympathetic towards others who are undergoing surgery! I thank God I'm alive. I read this article by Dr Mercola on the appendix...very interesting! It is not a useless organ.

4 comments:

Michelle M. said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Seeing how excited your children are about homeschooling makes me what to homeschool... but there is still a large part of me that isn't set on the idea. We are definitely planning on sending David to pre-school at a private Christian school next fall. We'll see how it goes from there.

Josephus Flavius said...

K12-ing it down here in Texas for the first time with out eldest (9). A learning curve, but we're adjusting.

Sandy said...

I just read that article too! I so appreciate Mercola's newsletters. We are sorting through Sonlight curriculum at the moment. What made you choose K12? Have you seen or used Garden of the Theotokos?

Chrispea said...

I'm sorry about your butterfly. I'm glad that you're healing up tho. It looks like the girls are really going to enjoy their curriculum this year! Take care.