Posts Tagged ‘Math’


I’m not sure why I hadn’t blogged about this before, ’cause it’s not like it happened yesterday….LOL!!

In September, I took Boo to the public school for the Fall Standardized Tests. (We are not required to do them where we live; however, I didn’t think it would do any harm….and it gives me an idea of her progress, thus far.)
She did the same tests last Fall, while in public school; (I pulled Boo out of public school at the Winter Break) therefore, we were able to compare last years scores with this years scores. 🙂

Fall 2007 203 (Average Range 200-206)
Fall 2008 205 (Average Range 202-208)

Fall 2007 201 (Average Range 198-204)
Fall 2008 206 (Average Range 203-209)

Language Usage
Fall 2007 194 (Average Range 191-197)
Fall 2008 203 (Average Range 200-206)

I am super pleased that she tested in comparison to last year – – which means I haven’t completely messed her up (yet?) LOL!!

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Over at CurrClick, they are offering some mighty fine FREE STUFF!!  Go on over and check ’em out!! 

I will put some examples of the FREE STUFF I downloaded today!!  Ckeck this stuff out…..

Skip Counting Drill Sheets


Addition and Subtraction BINGO


Nature Study: Birds – – Notebooking Pages

Hurry on over for all of their great deals!!!

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Hello All!

I am really excited to tell you all about my new business!  I am also using this as a homeschool project.  It will provide Boo with real-life learning experiences!!  : ) 

I am a Designer, independently contracting, for Home & Garden Party, Ltd.! I am able to set my own hours and earn commissions, bonuses and the opportunity to win prizes, awards and trips.

The majority of Home & Garden Party products are made in the U. S. and include hand turned stoneware, candles, bakeware, beautiful framed prints and decorative accessories to enhance the beauty of every home.

The company offers a generous hostess plan for those wishing to host a party – – the hostess incentives can be for both in-home parties or a book/on-line party.

  1. If YOU choose to host a party, you will receive a 20 percent Hostess Bonus for FREE Merchandise! (If you reach $200 or more in total party retail sales at your party.) So, if you had $500 in retail sales, you would earn an extra $100 bonus to spend on anything in the catalog.

  2. Pay HALF-PRICE for any item every time you reach $100 or more in party retail sales at your party. Using the above $500 example – – you would be able to choose 5 items from the catalog at half-price!!

  3. Choose a FREE Hostess Gift when two or more of your guests book and hold their own qualifying party ($200 or more in total party retail sales) OR if you prefer to receive $18.00 in FREE product of your choice for each party booked and held.

With no inventory, no quotas, no delivery and no territories, Home & Garden Party is still a ground floor opportunity. If YOU are interested in being an independent contractor, you can purchase one of three designer kits, starting at $99. (The $99 kit is valued at $220; the $149 kits are valued at $400.)

For more information about the Home & Garden Party opportunity or products, please leave me a comment and I will contact you soon!! 

My sponsor is helping me with a starter party on April 26th! Here is my starter party webpage – – check out the Treasure Chest specials – – WOW!! Amazing Deals!!

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 My plan was to start homeschool on Wednesday; however, I have an order that may not get here until the later part of the week – – so I was contemplating a (next week) Monday start up. The problem: Boo wants to start NOW.

For the last couple of months, I have read about different curriculum’s, put together a 20 week schedule and a daily/weekly schedule, decided on the books, etc. I was right on track….until, after some additional research, I reconsidering a couple of the decisions I had made early on.

I’ve been participating on postcrossing.com for about eight months – – and knew that I would integrate it into our geography studies; however, I wasn’t sure what else I would do (in geography). Then, on a trip to the thrift shop, I found “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Instantly, I knew I had found what I was looking for…..the problem was, it is a Great Illustrated Classic dumbed down version, which did not occur to me until I started researching some of the read-aloud sites. Plus, I had been reconsidering how I would approach Art Appreciation. I had already ordered three packs of six postcards through Dover – – I would use pack of cards for one six week study per artist. Then, I saw several artists that had both the six pack AND a twenty four pack of postcards – – mind gears are turning – – I decided to order one of the twenty four pack and two of the six pack for one artist. I would be able to present two to four cards per week for our artist study – – PLUS – – I would be able to use whatever duplicates (at least six) for geography, too (postcrossing).

Finally, I also ran across storynory.com – – they have the entire unabridged version of “Alice in Wonderland,” read by the wonderful Natasha!! How could I possibly pass that up?

I went back to Dover and purchased the unabridged version of “Around the World in Eighty Days” and “Alice in Wonderland,” one twenty four and two six pack of Paul Cezanne postcards, and several 60 percent off clearance sale classic books (Cinderella (.80), Mother West Wind’s Animal Friends (.60), Hercules (.40), King Arthur (.80), Native American Myths (1.40) and Dr. Dolittle (1.58).

So, what is a Mamma to do? She improvises.

For History, I printed off “The Stories of Albion and Brutus,” which we will read and discuss. Since it is the first story, we may not have a lot to discuss – – but, the boys will be here tomorrow, too and my Honey is a history buff….so, we’ll see. For Literature, we will read and discuss “The Ants and the Grasshopper” (from Aesop’s Fables). Then, for Language Arts, she will copy the moral of the story onto the lined section of this page and in the unlined section of the page, she will illustrate the story. (I can do two fables per page.) For geography and Language Arts, we will send a postcard to a postcrossing user, research the country we will send it to, she will learn how to address a postcard and we will decide what to write. For Poetry, she will read one poem from “A Child’s Garden of Verses.” In science, we will read the first section of Chapter one in the book, “Science for Modern Living: Through the Seasons,” (1950’s) which has to do with bird migration. Yesterday at Wal-Mart, I found a “Foamie” birdhouse kit – – so we will do that for art. Finally, in math, she will do a worksheet on magic squares and we will play the game: Re-Arrange. If there is time, we may play another math game.

Whew. That sounds like a lot – – but, it shouldn’t take more than a couple hours. I am pretty excited – – which is probably why I am having a hard time going to bed. But, it IS almost 2 AM, so should at the very least LAY DOWN – – and hope to get SOME rest!! : )

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Here is a nifty algebra tutorial.  I don’t need it for homeschool, yet; however, I may just brush up on it and try college algebra again!!  ; ) 

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