I cannot believe that Princess has only 1 more day of being 7 years old! Our sweet middle child. Our only girl who has taken on a little mommy role to her brothers. She is organized, creative, sometimes bossy, but has a great heart. She appears shy at first, but really is not. She was born a leader to do great things. She loves ballet and learning new things. Math comes easy for her. She likes to read but has been busy watching Angelina Ballerina dvd’s while singing and performing the ballet moves!
You know the ones that you MUST buy for your children ‘cause you love them and you want them to have an awesome year! Not required necessarily, but a little something special or extra ‘cause you now they will need it Maybe it is an item on the “school supply” list that really isn’t requested enough of (like glue sticks or report folders) and you ALWAYS run out and have to pay FULL Price (gasp) in the middle of the year.
Does anyone else over stock on school supplies for Christmas stocking stuffer? How about Operation Christmas Child? What about .25 or .50 flipflops on clearance? Those make great items for shoe boxes at Christmas time since lots of countries receiving them are in hot climates.
Our MUST HAVES:
Lots and lots of glue sticks for lapbooks and TOT SCHOOL Tons of notebooks– spiral or composition BLANK journals/ Sketch pads– anything you can create comics on Colored pencils-crayons are NOT allowed in our cars. We prefer twistables! Mechanical pencils– mostly for mom and dad for college 3-ring binders– never can have enough of these in 1”, 2” or 3” Index cards– blank or lined New socks and underwear-hopefully on sale and with a coupon or special deal! New shoes– my oldest has holes in his soles of both pairs he has been wearing all summer long. Now to scour clearance racks to find new ones! Foam core board or Science Tri-fold board– just in case we need it for Homeschool Art Display or for stop motion videos or some other creative project. Those guys are way too expensive to buy after sales are over unless one sneaks into a clearance isle somewhere, lol.
What are your must have school supplies? I would love to hear what unusual things your family needs or thinks of?
July 2, 2012
Okay, I know everyone would say that about their own kids, BUT today my kids demonstrated just how awesome they are. I left them outside while Lil’ Red was splashing in the crab and sliding down the make shift water slide that Princess Dynamo made. I left Eldest in charge of keeping everyone safe.
I ran inside to print out the Blog planner I had just read about on Money Saving Mom. I couldn’t do it on my Nextbook so off to the desktop. I was just getting ready to print off a section when Eldest came in saying that Lil’Red wanted to come in. I said I would be out as soon as I put extra paper in the printer and set up the pages I wanted to start with. (I just couldn’t bring myself to print all 63 pages. I’m a strict budgetor and we need to conserve ink for homeschool.) I added paper to printer and then heard Princess Dynamo and Lil’ Red inside!
All was good. Lil’ Red was stripped down and Princess was getting him ready to be diapered and dressed on the crib. Eldest was providing the needed backup- he went and got his sis a fresh change of clothes since she was busy with the baby!
WOW, now that is awesome. I started to help fasten the diaper and was gently scooted out of the way by Princess. I was given the opportunity to run water clothes outside to dry in this 95 degree heat wave, lol.
I am still listening to my printer print the blog planner as I finish this. Well, until I typed the last sentence that is. Now the printer is finished. Kids all dry and it’s time to think about dinner and future blog posts.
What is Something 2 Offer?
Here’s what this blog is all about:
Sharing my Passion about….
Life, Love, Homeschooling, Montessori, Safety, Education, Parenting, Creativity
My husband said, “Go for it. If you feel that nudging feeling like you are supposed to do something or try something. DO IT. Do not research it. Do not think it has to be perfect or planned out. Go for it.”
Well those were the most precious of words that we have had in a long time. I have felt as if I have been floundering in life for awhile now. I do not feel that people know me or know what I have to offer. I have Something To Offer and I feel as if people around me are missing out especially other homeschool moms and parents. I know that everyone struggles with various things in their adult life. Mine recently seems to be to START and FINISH any task that I am unsure of. I do not know for sure that the Lord is leading me or calling me to blog as a hobby vs. profession but I do feel I have some things to share at very odd times and a blog would allow for that to happen.
I am a researcher and a creative thinker. Give me a problem and I can give you a solution. Can’t solve my own problems but definitely good at thinking of solutions for others. For example, I was talking with another homeschool mom who was fretting a little about her homeschool schedule. She was using two different curriculums’ with different amounts of lessons. One was for 36 weeks and one was for 32 weeks. She was having trouble getting her kids back into school after Christmas break and getting things accomplished with various medical appointments and preparing for missionary work. I said you can do one of two options. 1) Use January as a time to ease back into school by just doing the curriculum that is 36 weeks. Then add the other in February and end both at the same time. OR 2) Start both in January and when the one ends double the other to end sooner OR try a short unit study that you missed during the year. She was so relieved to have some simple options and not have to stress (think) about what she was going to do. I was so glad I could help with just a simple off the top of my head solution.
I am no expert when it comes to homeschooling or education BUT I do my research and have a lot to offer! I have a degree in Childhood Development which in some ways I feel is better than education since you learn about developmental stages first than focus on the education. When you know what a child is doing and why you are more apt to be less frustrated and realize they are just doing what other kids their age do and it’s normal; making things seem so much better. I think developmental education for parents is key and could lead to less abuse.