Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Site Administrator Arrived Aandwsmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    2,696

    Default Friday Roll Call, 9/30

    TGIF
    Last day of September!
    Where the heck did the month go?
    Cleaning house today. No errands, so get to do it until DH gets home this afternoon. I might actually get some stuff caught up.

    Weekend is ?? Depends on weather. Heard we are to have rain. Boys had an airsoft meet with friends but if it is raining, they don't want to go as it is outside in the woods. We need to paint trim but again, rain...

    But no family this weekend so going to enjoy it. DH parents come in NEXT weekend.

    Going to work in garden and pull the last of it. Need to clean heating vents and change out filter, so we are ready when we need it. And while DH is down there in the basement/pit/crawl space.... I am having him spray for spiders again They can live outside, not in my house or under my house. Not when I am allergic.

    And that is it here. BORING.
    Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC Friday!
    Homeschooling Mom since 2008
    "Homeschool Leftovers" Facebook Page
    "Homeschool Leftovers" Pinterest Page
    Childcare/Preschool Mom since 1991
    Childcare Blog


  2. Thank You Leaderboard
  3. #2
    Senior Member Arrived TFZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,609
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Friday Roll Call, 9/30
    Lol A&W that doesn't sound boring! You are so busy

    We had a successful homeschool week. Wrapped up our South America unit by making a Kapok tree (Amazon rainforest) with all the animals. I could see DS processing the info as we did it. "Jaguar goes in the understory, Mom! That's not a tree anteater; that one lives on the forest FLOOR!" One day he'll figure out I'm doing all the wrong things to trick him into correcting me. Not yesterday, though. Yesterday he just thought I hadn't been paying attention for the last four weeks

    image.jpegimage.jpeg

    The 2nd pic is his bromeliad with poison dart frogs. That was our animal for S America. We are both total experts now.

    Today a friend had a party with a bunch of kids. Mostly toddlers, but one 4yo boy and DS had a good time catching geckos and swinging on their rope swing for a while. The littles are worn out. Good time for a nap.

    Excited for a bday party tomorrow. Usually I hate kid parties, but this one is for a very good friend's kid. Not just some randos.

    Also joined a coop this week. First date is the 10th. Idk much about them, but I saw one of the organizers post on a local fb page a while ago about looking for or starting a secular coop, so I'm hoping this is that! It's for pre-k and kinder kids. All of our kids are the same ages. Hoping I like this group, and it can be one to grow with. Lofty expectations, I know. Got my fingers crossed.

    Dh on vaca from work next week. We were going to go somewhere, but had the roof repaired instead. Blah. Always something with a house. At least it's done now. No more leaks and the tiles that have been weird for five years are all fixed up and looking great. So a relaxing (doubt it) week at home just doing our usual. Fine with me. At least I don't have to pack!!!

    It's been a while since I roll called. I don't always have the chance to post, but I try to at least lurk you!
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

  4. #3
    IEF
    Guest

    Default

    My kid is out of town on a road trip.

    I should be sleeping or cleaning the house or stuffing the freezer with a gazillion burritos, but I'm keeping more or less a normal schedule with self-educating instead of educating the kid.

    It's good to remember why I go to all the trouble of swimming upstream in so many ways and why it's important.

    The kid wrote this letter right before he left:

    Dear Mom,

    I just wanted to say that you are loved so so so much. You're time and efert to make Learn, read, and Be Happy Have Not gone to wast.

    Love, (hisfirstname)

  5. #4

    Default

    Chilly/crisp fall day today, got a walk in with the kids in mid-morning sunshine, visited my mother, and that was good. Got DS8 through his Khan Academy for math, and he did his cursive practice enthusiastically once he downloaded a good drawing app on his tablet, that let him practice with his stylus in a way he felt was more fun or interesting. DD12 is upstairs napping...seems like her lessons have been a bust the last couple of days. She said she'd do yesterday's lessons as makeup work on Saturday, but it's looking like she is going to be doing lessons all weekend at this rate. We're trying a "school" sort of thing, where she actually only has to do one daily lesson in math, and one daily lesson in LA, from school textbooks, plus a "worksheet of the day" in either physical science, geography, or US history (rotating daily) but she just seems to need/want to space out a lot these past couple of days.

    But she wants to do this schedule, says she feels like she is accomplishing something, not feeling adrift, so there it is. Plus, it is good learning, when she does it...including learning what happens when you put work off and then it piles up on you but you still have to do it. Better to learn the pitfalls of procrastination now.

    Somehow the work on paper, done out of the textbook, is more challenging for her than the Khan Academy work. She can seem to be fine with charts, graphs, statistics, on Khan, but then in her textbook, gets a 65% on her daily work because of some big holes in her understanding that need addressing. It's easier to just passively click on things when you get the idea readily enough, but much harder to need to produce a good chart or graph, or analyze mean, median, mode, and range, from a chart and graph, on paper, yourself. So it's good she's doing the textbook work. Much more thorough, for her.

    But so far, it's chilly, turning gray, my DH had to take the car to work today, and I have a pot of hearty stew on the stove, and the toddler is asleep in my lap. The housework will have to wait, and DD is going to have one rough weekend ahead of her if she doesn't get anything done for 2 days running.
    Middle-aged mom of 4 kids spanning a 10-year age range, homeschooling since 2009, and a public school mom also, since 2017.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Arrived RTB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    1,287

    Default

    Friday Roll Call, 9/30
    The Balloon Fiesta starts tomorrow but they awaken Darth Vader and Yoda escorted by the 501st Legion the day before, so that is what we did.
    14481885_10210118334532122_1591473010795464227_o.jpg 14524491_10210116835094637_399224118200708369_o (1).jpg

    And it was a beautiful day!
    14444607_10210118401253790_7044087023511511481_o.jpg
    Rebecca
    DS 14, DD 12
    Year 8

  7. #6
    Site Administrator Arrived Aandwsmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    2,696

    Default

    Who the heck gets an ant colony trying to nest in your fish tank?! ME
    WTH!
    Stupid little 5 gal. tank that I won. It always leaks. The lid gets condensation and drips. Makes me nuts. It is in the daycare area. I finally got fed up today, decided to add those 2 goldfish into my other tank. JUST enough room, barely but fine.
    Go to lift off lid to catch these 2.... and on the water filter top is a pile of ants AND eggs. Like at least 200 of each. Little teeny tiny ants.
    Slap it back down, quickly scoop the fish, holler to the boys to come and get door for me and out the tank went.
    SO WEIRD.
    By the time I got it outside and showed the boys, they were already snatching eggs and trying to bail.
    Homeschooling Mom since 2008
    "Homeschool Leftovers" Facebook Page
    "Homeschool Leftovers" Pinterest Page
    Childcare/Preschool Mom since 1991
    Childcare Blog


  8. #7
    Senior Member Arrived RTB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    1,287

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    Who the heck gets an ant colony trying to nest in your fish tank?! ME
    WTH!
    Stupid little 5 gal. tank that I won. It always leaks. The lid gets condensation and drips. Makes me nuts. It is in the daycare area. I finally got fed up today, decided to add those 2 goldfish into my other tank. JUST enough room, barely but fine.
    Go to lift off lid to catch these 2.... and on the water filter top is a pile of ants AND eggs. Like at least 200 of each. Little teeny tiny ants.
    Slap it back down, quickly scoop the fish, holler to the boys to come and get door for me and out the tank went.
    SO WEIRD.
    By the time I got it outside and showed the boys, they were already snatching eggs and trying to bail.
    Oh no!! Yuck!!
    Rebecca
    DS 14, DD 12
    Year 8

  9. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RTB View Post
    The Balloon Fiesta starts tomorrow but they awaken Darth Vader and Yoda escorted by the 501st Legion the day before, so that is what we did.


    And it was a beautiful day!
    That's is great. DH and I hope to go next year!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

  10. #9

    Default

    Bettas are carnivores. If anything tries to nest in my fishtanks, the bettas eat them! :-) I had mosquito larva show up in my tank once...on accident (usually I'll breed some out back to feed to them). And of course, it shows up in the shrimp tank. Because if they had shown up in the betta tank, they'd be lunch. I just sucked them up and fed them to the bettas. Happy bettas.

    Today was shopping at TRU. That store is addictive! We got Tech a Lego wallet (at least it's brightly colored) and they had some of their "educational" stuff on sale. Like REALLY on sale. $10 for $25 and $50 kits. This one https://www.amazon.com/Thames-Kosmos...osmos+crossbow seems really cool so I'm hoping Tech likes it. He likes catapults and trebuchets and this apparently gives some history and science behind it, so yay! We've never done a crossbow before. I also picked up a little animal robotics set from the same line, but we'll save that til he's a bit older. $10 was HARD to pass up though!

    Tomorrow is the MAIZE MAZE! (why does no one call them that?) I've never been to one, and this will be Tech's first as well. So exciting!

  11. #10

    Default

    Yay RTB! Capt Rex is my favorite of the 501st.

    I dont get the ants in the tank, either.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Friday Roll Call, 9/30