Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2015/16 Curriculum Choices

2015/16 Curriculum Choices

I can now say that I am very happy
 with my Curriculum Choices
for this year. In fact
happier this year than past years.

Here's (*Some* not all) of what we're doing....


6th Grade with Lil Miss Diva

 - Math - Grade 6

English - Accelerated Christian Education 
- English - Grade 6

Spelling - Accelerated Christian Education
 - Word Building - Grade 7

Lit/Home Ec/Bible - 

Earth and Space


4th Grade with BanaBana

 - Math - Grade 4

English - Accelerated Christian Education 
- English - Grade 4

Spelling - Accelerated Christian Education
 - Word Building - Grade 4

Lit/Home Ec/Bible/ and more - 

Earth and Space

Some of the other things we are doing...
Spanish, typing, art, music, reading, and more

A little more info on our curriculum, and why we chose it..

below is my own personal opinion
 (this is my own personal opinion and no one else's, and I am not getting paid for writing my opinions in any way)

I grew up using Accelerated Christian Education 
I feel that it gave me what I needed...
it has sort of a bad rep online, and I have no idea why?
I love the Christian based curriculum!
it's set up to be used on your own 
or be taught
I love the boxes at the top of the page that remind you
of things you have already learned to refresh the child,
or to teach new material...
It's been updated since I was in school, and that's really nice too.

Having one dyslexic child I think that the Word Building is wonderful for her also!

I ran across the Prairie Primer online, and I thought it looked really neat. We are now in week 2 of using it, and we are LOVING it!
It's better than I thought, and it can also be used for a ton of other subjects if you wanted.

We had stumbled upon our Science before last years school started, and I really liked how it had so many hands on activities. The multi age level approach was also great for us since we have 2 girls in 2 different grades!

Easy Peasy History wouldn't have been my 1st choice for history, but surprisingly my kids are learning a lot! I love how they have the ability to listen to the online books too! My 4th grader does so much better when she hooks up her earphones. I love that my youngest has the option to listen to the books. This is defiantly a plus for children with dyslexia!

Special Delivery

Mid week last week we had a special delivery of a new baby cousin!!

So excited over this little blessing!

#proudauntie #cousins

Science - Learning About Earth

Last year we used Christian Kids Explore Science - Biology
we loved it so much that we are back this year using

CKE - Earth & Space

We started out the week coloring a structure of the earth coloring sheet..

Today we worked hard on making something special..

We used a hole punch so we could hang it from the ceiling 

Adventures with the Prairie Primer - Big Woods

Adventures with Prairie Primer - Big Woods

We are in week 2 of the Prairie Primer and loving every minute!

This week we made bread!


Adventures with Prairie Primer - Big Woods

Adventures with Prairie Primer - Big Woods

We've started reading the 1st book

Little House in the Big Woods 

and so far we love it!

This week we made butter!

All we did is pour heavy whipping cream in a glass jar 
and we shook it for about 15 or so minutes.

We ended up with butter & buttermilk 

Back To HomeSchool 2015/16

Back to HomeSchool 2015/16

We started out the day with the girl's favorite breakfast..
I let the girl's pick their back to school breakfast.

We got to work around 9am.. A little earlier than last year.
It's working really well for us!

We did a 1st day of school interview that we found on pinterest!

We did our school work.....

1st day of school photos!!

Icecream with cousins to celebrate the first day!

Later that evening...
The girls picked dinner and I ended up making ..
Walking Tacos

I think we had the best 1st day of school ever!!

a look back...

my babies are growing up!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grandma's Lasagna Re-Mix!

you will need...

9x9 Pan
Tin Foil
1/2 a box - lasagna noodles (uncooked)
1/2 a pack of pepperoni 
1/2 a pack of mozzarella shredded cheese (1 cup)
1/2 a container of cottage cheese about 4 oz
 (I hate cottage cheese but I love it in this!)
(give it a try!)
1 can of spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup of banana peppers
1 lb cooked ground beef

How you cook it...
Pre heat your oven to 350

In a pan cook hamburger meat, drain, and return to pan
add in spaghetti sauce
in a lined pan soon in a small about of meat mixture
3 noodles broke in half
more sauce
2 oz of cottage cheese
(take a spoon and spread c.c)
1/2 of your pepperoni
3 more noodles broken in half
meat mixture
the rest of your cottage cheese
(take a spoon and spread c.c)
the rest of your pepperoni
1/2 of your banana peppers
3 more noodles broken
the rest of your meat sauce
the rest of your banana peppers
top with moz cheese

cover the pan with tin foil

bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes 
(check to see if your noodles are done)


This is a little remix of my grandma's lasagna 
My husband LOVES ricotta but I do not I think the taste is a little strong
and it over powers the lasagna
I like the cottage cheese instead... My grandma told me she had but cottage
cheese in her lasagna and I was a little surprised because I've never liked the stuff
but the taste in the lasagna is perfect... not to strong at all .. you can 
taste all the flavors in the lasagna
I added the pepperoni and banana peppers (my husbands favs!)

If you bake your noodles instead of boiling them
the lasagna will stay together
I hate when noodles go sliding everywhere!