Friday, January 21, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award!!

I was so excited to be forwarded this by KrazyKuehnerDays . I love to check out the exciting things that they are up to at their house from one day to the next. Their family is always doing something fun and new, and I love to get new ideas for things to try with my own! 

I started my blog because I read another homeschool mom's blog and I got inspired. It seemed so much fun to share what we were doing with others, plus the more I blog the more I am motivated to be more creative as I plan what to do with my family. Blogging helps me to stay organized and focused, it is almost a way of keeping my lesson's on track and sharing all of the interesting resources i find. 

On to the "rules" of this award:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award

2. Answer 10 questions

3. Pass it along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy

4. Leave your recipients a note, telling them about the award

The 10 Questions...

1.      Why did you create this blog?

I love being able to share all of the cool things I find and that I am doing with my kids. 

2. What kinds of blogs do you follow?

I mostly follow blogs about homeschooling, crafts for kids, sewing, crafts for adults, and weight loss.

3. Favorite make-up brand?

So hard to pick! I love Urban Decay for eye liner, Shany for eye shadow, Bare minerals foundation and lip gloss, and too faced mascara to list a few. I am a make up junkie! 

4. Favorite clothing brand?

My current favorite clothing is from Express! Their clothes are gorgeous and they make me look wonderful. I also like H & M. 

5. Indispensable makeup product?

Eye shadow primer potion by Urban Decay. It is wonderful! 

6. Favorite color?

My favorite color is green, I really love it! 

7. Favorite perfume?

My favorite perfume was Heavenly by Victoria Secret but I am growing tired of it. I haven't found a replacement just yet. 

8. Favorite film?

I really like anything that is mind-bending. Some examples of favorites would be Momento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

9. What country would you like to visit and why?

I would really like to visit Italy. I love art and would love to see the old churches and artwork. 

10. Would you rather forget to put mascara on one eye or forget blush on one side of your face?

Mascara, I would look like a circus freak with blush on only one cheek! 

Now onto the people I will be sending this to:

Geography, Week 2 - Paper Globes and Penguins

This week for geography we started by finishing up our work on the globe. We had already made the paper mache earth, but I was also doing these lessons with a class at co-op and I needed something a little less messy. I originally thought I would just do the clay earths, but the room we were assigned this year is carpeted and the class is full of 5 year-olds and even play dough is too messy when you combine those type of elements, so I was delighted with this solution:

The paper strip globe is easy to make and not the least bit messy, also it has a bible verse on it. 

It can be found at this website: Craft Earth Day Globe

Since it is Winter time and my littlest student has developed a recent fascination with penguins, we have decided to make our first stop on the map Antarctica.

We decorated our passports and added our first stamp.

We read the book Explore Antarctica which led to some interesting discussions because my 8 year old because it talked of global warming in such a manner that my 8 year old was afraid of where we would live once the entire world was under water. As I type this I have a flash back to the movie "Water World" hehehe.  

This week we will have tons more activities about Antarctica in general and penguins specifically to explore and learn about. I can't wait! I hope that you all will join us!