Wednesday, May 17, 2006
ordered curriculum
I had been holding off on ordering the K curriculum from Catholic Heritage because they had updated the curriculum, but were selling off the older version before offering the new version. It was a $5 savings, but I felt that I wanted the new one (even though I wasn't exactly sure what the differences would be!)

I ordered it today and I am so glad I waited! The new curriculum includes information about preschool, which is perfect for our family (since Nate is 4, and can benefit.) After June 1, the price increases to $26.95. (It's currently $19.95)

It'll arrive while we're in Wisconsin visiting family, but I will be excited to look it over when we return.

posted at 2:23 PM

Friday, May 05, 2006
sidewalk paint & play dough
Here are my favorite recipes for sidewalk paint & play dough. They're easy to make, and provide hours of fun!

Sidewalk Paint

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
food coloring

Mix together and paint! That's it! Half a box of cornstarch made probably 15 batches? I split each batch in 2 and let each boy color as they want in small plastic applesauce cups. The paint rinses off easily with water.

Play Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 small packet unsweetened drink mix (Kool-aid or generic)
3 Tbsp. oil
1 cup boiling water

Combine dry ingredients. Add oil. Add boiling water. Stir well. Knead ingredients until soft dough forms. Store dough in air tight container or zip-lock bag. This dough is non-edible (harmless, but tastes awful); however, it smells great.

In the past, I've also made the dough with vanilla extract, almond extract, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup cocoa, peppermint extract, lavendar oil . . . the list goes on & on.

posted at 8:14 PM

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I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 wonderful kids! My boys are 6 & 7 and working at a 1st and 2nd/3rd grade level. We use Catholic Heritage Curriculum loosely, with lots of our own ideas added in. My boys attend an enrichment program one day per week during the traditional school year, which gives me extra time with my toddler daughter, and the chance to run some errands without my active boys.

This blog was a running list of what we do each school-day, but I tend to post here sporadically now. We usually school on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to take DH's days off into account.

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