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Christmas in July

The boys were getting bored, because it was too hot to play outside. I got our the craft bucket and found some stained glass ornaments they could paint. It filled up a good hour and then I fed them lunch and that only filled up 30 minutes-So I think I need to think of things that will entertain them longer. They had fun making them and were so proud of their work that they do not want to give them away for Christmas-they want to keep them.

 
 
 
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Bouncing Around

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Josef and Kelsi

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The Tale of Despereaux: Literature Unit

We are starting a literature unit on the book The Tale of Despereaux. I found the following 20 page teachers guide for the book. It has some great activities and resource that can be adapted for the homeschool setting. You will need the book, an additional book, Weslandia, copies made and general classroom suplies to do the lessons in the teachers guide.
TEACHERS GUIDE FOR THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763617229.mis.1.pdf

Also the book is being turned into a new animated movie!! So after we read it and do the literature unit, it will be a fun treat to see the movie.

1999 Our Wedding

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Learn a new language

Free language learning website. I got this link from a homeschool email group I am on...it is SO COOL! I would recommend it for teens or adults since there is an Instant Messaging Tool included. I have an account look for me I'm aprilathome2 and add me as your friend.
http://www.livemocha.com/

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Fouth of July 2008

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Ian's Photos June 2008

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My Niece Sarschas 13th birthday

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Road Hazards

Reaching out
For comfort, for warmth
Chest bared, heart wide-open
I lay before you
Waiting
Vulnerable
You casually step over me
So not to trip
~April Mitchell
©July 1, 2008