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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A new fresh start!!

Last week and the first of this week I spend gutting the school room, throwing away stuff, organizing stuff and putting back what I was keeping in hopefully a more organized way. I planned out the kids school for the rest of the school year including activities, chores, and fieldtrips. I'm stoked.

First we started with posting our Family Goals though, so that we could keep the most important stuff in focus.

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Then we made a new chore chart. Not a whole lot different than what we have done in the past...but just added them all into one big frame and instead of clipart pictures off the internet...we added pictures of the kids actually doing their chores!

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They just use a wipe erase marker and I found some with erasers right on the lids...AND They are magnetic! So we just hang them on our magnet board right there in the hall.

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One day while I was doing school with the big kids Jayden got out a puzzle and was really roud of how fast he finished it and wanted his picture taken.

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KY working on his Reading Flash Cards

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We have packed our school week into four days. And if the kids finish all their work by Thursday, then Friday is fun day when we get to do science projects, art projects, fieldtrips, library trips etc. This Friday we did an art project (making pictures for my sisters birthday...Happy Birthday BEcca!), then we learned about reading maps and the kids even got to follow a map of our house and find a treasure! Then we went to the Library (twice....long story).

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Our Treasure!....Chocolate Chips and Pretzels!

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Emma watching all the fun

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I had a friend once who I watched 'You've Got Mail' with. I woke up the next morning to find a vase holding a bouquet of Sharpened (color) pencils on the front door step! The note quoted the movie, something about loving fall and bouquets of sharpened pencils! Anyway Maliyah was cleaning up her pencils and seeing them in this cup just reminded me of that. I let Maliyah take this picture and after explaining what angle to take the picture at...I think she did pretty good!

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Duck is the Young Men Basketball coach at church and yesterday was their first game so the kids and I went to watch. They LOVED it! (can't ya tell? Lol, they just didn't like me stealing their attention to take a picture!)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love love love the chore chart! I am so jealous of your organization! -Melissa McALlister