Monday, August 16, 2010

never say never

I used to make fun of people who homeschooled. This is now my study.
(to be fair, we go to a University Model school, Veritas. They give me EVERYTHING I need and tell me what to do)
1st grade is knocking at our door and I've got my ancient history posters already on the wall. I've never been known as a perfectionist, but this room is about as close as I come. (minus the sadly under used treadmill.)
Pledge of Allegiance, 100s counting chart, math manipulatives basket, magnetic jumbo letters, homeschool english and math books, "bouquets of sharpened pencils" (name that movie?).
what more could any homeschool mom dream of?
This may be my favorite project of all time. I scanned in our favorite book covers or pictures and mounted them on burlap, spray painted some frames navy or white. viola!
My favorite children's book picture of all time from Blueberries for Sal.
Andy took all three kids to his parents for a fun weekend of swimming and cousins. I got to clean out the entire house, organize and prepare for the new year. This is my one shot all year. It will now be an annual August tradition!! right, andy?
I got the most amazing set of CDs at Costco, songs from Musicals. I had it blaring all weekend.
I'll sew a denim jumper for whoever can name the Musical :)
"I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America"


Liz said...

haha! I love it.

You've Got Mail (one of the most charming movie lines ever) and West Side Story, respectively. Where's my denim jumper? :)

efguess said...

it looks awesome!!!
i have a chalkboard stand thing you can borrow for c. it has the alphabet and would be dynamite in the room! great job.

Schulz Sightings said...

Liz, would you like a maternity jumper now, or postpartum one (always attractive) for you and matching denim onesie for Buddy?

holly Eppes said...

Ha! You are THAT mom that homeschools :) Your room is so cute! I can tell there will be LOTS of learning in there. Way to go, MOM!!! Oh, Westside Story.

Stephanie said...

OH, ANDY is your husband! Got it. Teehee...still so embarrassed I forgot whose wife you were. I didn't know you home schooled! I will do the same and am so excited I want to start already! Can't wait to hear about your stories and adventures!