Sunday, January 04, 2009

So while my Dad was here last month I asked him one day to read this book to Riley, we found it at our library and was pleasantly surprised at the great illustrations and even the explanation was pretty good! BUT, there was a reason I asked Daddy to read this to him! In the middle of the book while reading about wiring a light switch and all, Grandpa jumps up and says where is a screw driver!?!
And then the science lesson moved to taking apart my house!! This really helped Riley understand what the book was talking about and he and Grandpa have built an awesome memory too! THIS IS WHAT HOMESCHOOLING IS ALL ABOUT!!! And even better I stalked them a got a photo so Riley will always have it! :)
I am sure you all have noticed but I have our new artist, composer, and scripture memory up on the side bar. Just a couple notes about all of it, I have since found (much to my dismay) that the pictures are not good enough quality to print out, so if you were going to use them you will have to wait and I will search the internet for better quality ones. So sad because it is a big time taker and I thought I was done with it! :( Second, if anyone near or far has a recording of Ravel (does not have to be the one pictured) and wouldn't mind ether making me a copy or letting me make a copy I would greatly appreciate it! :) CD is preferable but cassette is just fine too! :) And third for those of you who are not LDS, I am sure you have no clue what scriptures we are using! :) We are using The Doctrine and Covenants which is latter-day, or modern revelation. Mostly received through the latter-day prophet Joseph Smith, but also from a couple other latter-day prophets. You can read more about it HERE and HERE! :)
I hope the new year brings new fun and incite to your homeschool!

*Pictures have been fixed for the artist study! :)


Anonymous said...

I love this! Put the book into action! Were they able to reassemble your house? Is Riley available to rewire Maira's room? Her overhead light has never worked right! Riley, I'll bake you cookies! Love, Lisa

Jacci said...

Hi, Danna :) I've enjoyed reading through your blog some tonight. It's a lovely place to visit.

Thank you for linking to The Educational Life in your sidebar. I wanted to let you know, though, that I've shut that blog down. I've started a new one that has many of the old Ed Life posts and some new ones, too. The new blog is called Understanding Charlotte and you can find it at

Thanks again for linking!! :)

Take care,

Danna said...

Thanks Jacci,
I kept the other blog linked because it had some great posts! But I am excited to hear you are blogging again! Thanks for stoping by!