February 18, 2010

Homeschool Days 2/18/10

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."
~Galileo Galilei

Yay!  Yay!  It's Secular (Homeschool) Thursday!  Robotson spent the weekend with his grandparents and I wanted to spend more time reading with the girls.  Ever since it got cold outside the girls have been sleeping upstairs and we've just gotten out of the habit.  I find a little time here and there, but it's really fallen by the wayside and I feel terrible about it.  When they sleep with us, B puts them to bed instead of me and reading was part of our routine together.  I've mentioned that I'd like for him to read to them, but it's not really his thing.  I need to stop finding excuses and make the time to snuggle down with them and a couple of books.


We finished The Black Stallion Returns and started on The Secret Garden, our next book club selection.  We also read The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe.   For more Poe, check out PoeStories.com.


Robotson and I played around on Number Nut this week.  We are still working on single digit multiplication.  I think he's on the verge of really understanding the concept.  He has memorized some of the simple times rules, but I don't want him to just memorize the tables.  I want him to know what he is doing with those numbers.  We played a little with division, but he had a hard time even though we were only working with 5's.  I think when multiplication clicks with him, division will be a piece of cake.  That's how it was for me anyway.


I love this Barbie and I'm totally buying one for each of the girls.  And this one too.

Personally, I'm holding out for Blogger Barbie, who comes wearing pajama pants and a Trogdor hoodie, with a tiny MacBook and espresso machine.  (via The Consumerist)

I'd SO love to see Blogger Barbie!

via Brother Richard. Thanks, Robotson loved this!


Science of the Winter Olympics! (via Instructify)  As if you needed another reason to love the Olympics.

Dogs and sleds.  These just crack us up every year.  Man, it looks like so much fun!

We've had several busy weeks in a row now, and I'm looking forward to being our usual homebody selves again.

Last Friday's Creation viewing was fun.  Got a really kick-ass recipe for pasta and veggies with sundried tomato pesto too.  It was YUM.  Made it last night in fact. Attempted the second half of my photo shoot for The Five Bears, but the light wasn't good.  Ho hum.  But the best part of our week is coming up because our next AIR meeting is on Sunday.  Yay!


  1. The outer space Barbie is cool! Did you see on FB, we mummified Barbie and made her a sarcophagus? Personally, I think that is a great role for Barbie - mummy! When we wrapped her up we were able to normalize her waist size - LOL!

  2. I totally want Barbie the computer scientist. I am going to give it to my very pretty coworker as a gag gift. Believe it or not, there are girls out there who look like Barbie and engineers - incredible but true.

  3. But isn't Barbie too pretty to do math? ;)

    I'm holding out for Blogger Barbie.

  4. Now I want to see cryptographer Barbie to add to that line!

  5. Now I want to see cryptographer Barbie to add to that line!

  6. Homeschool mom barbie could be in pjs too...if they were modeling after me of course hehehe ;) She would come with a coffee cup for sure.

  7. Grace- I just saw that! Love it!

    Raising a Happy Child- I would definitely believe it!

    Smrt Mama-Wow, that shirt is just....wow. I mean who would wear that, let alone buy it?

    Kash- That's a great one too!

    Christin- Oh yeah, absolutely in PJs with coffee. Speaking of....where on earth is my cup?