TGIF! Have an awesome weekend everyone! This weekend hubs and I go for round two on a greenovation project, using non-toxic paints and sustainable materials. We hope to finish so we can go to his company picnic.
Homeschooling has been going great. My son is really loving the math, science, and history. The reading is not his fave at all but I am trying to keep it fun. This week we learned about mass and matter and used a balance to measure things and we learned about nomads…we are delving into Ancient Egypt now and today we learned about Osirus and Amun-Ra. I am enjoying the lessons too…ancient Egypt was always a favorite for me. I think he would get a kick out of watching the movie StarGate after our lesson this morning. Last week we went to an ice cream social with other homeschool kids too.
One of his public school friends made a comment I didn’t like very much…something to the effect that he would know about “engines” if he had a real teacher. Ooooh! How much ya wanna bet one of his parents said something about my not being a “real” teacher??? I asked my son what he said. “Mom he was just mad because I built a Shaduf like the Nomads did over by the playhouse and he didn’t even know what it was or who the nomads were. I told him he would know if he had a homeschool teacher.” Haha!
At my daughter’s school this morning the teacher told me she is throwing away her Horizon milk cartons. I guess once you go raw you can’t go back, hehe. So, I guess since almond milk is out she will have to take water.
It reminds me of how we went to dinner with friends at Chinese Buffet last week. My kids taste preferences were VERY evident as seen by what they picked from dozens of different options. There was cake, cookies, ice cream, all kinds of meat dishes, and a few healthy dishes. My oldest ate a little of everything but mostly fish, mussels, and fruit. My daughter would only eat brown rice, egg drop soup and fruit. My youngest had chicken and beef on his plate…I wanted to test a theory and sure enough he ate the brown rice, the mushrooms, and the asparagus…would not touch the meat. Then I gave him Tapioca pudding and fresh fruit. He had a bite of the pudding and then pushed it away to eat all of the fruit. I was very happy. :) They are choosing healthier options when we go out to eat and aren’t choosing to the eat the junk. My youngest seems to have declared himself vegan too.
Cool links for the weekend:
I love this card table play house. It is so creative and easy to assemble/put away since it uses a card table for the base. It would probably not be hard to make yourself either.
A cool use for styrofoam you may have laying around….make a Styrobot!
I also love these Plum Creek Snack Bags…very cute and eco friendly for school lunches.
Hot “Natural” Toys that make my Hot Toy List this week are:
This Plan Toys Shopping Cart. The cart frame is wood and the basket is cloth and for a VERY reasonable price. This is so much better than the plastic ones you get at conventional stores and the metal ones too because in my experience they are so flimsy they fall apart after a month.
Also, Roxy the Sausage Dog Pull Toy. This reinvents a very old classic. My older brother had one just like these as I recall. There are also several other pull toys to choose from…all made of wood.
Have a great weekend all!