Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicken Pox and stuff

We went to the most wonderful party at Easter, not only did we get to see friends and make a few new ones but we also got the chicken pox, and by "we" I mean the children.  Now to most people this sounds like a terrible thing but for a non-vaxing family like ours this is a chance to give our children a lifetime immunity.  So we were thrilled to find out the day after the party that one of the kids had it.  For the last 2 weeks the kids have asked when they would get the chicken "pops", I am almost certain they thought it was some kind of treat, lol.  So far the youngest 4 have gotten it and except for GH (who is covered with it), it has been fairly mild, thank the Lord.  We kept EE home the first day to check with the doctor in town.  We were informed that unless she was running a temp or had pocks that she was fine to go to school.  She was thrilled to be able to go.

Mother's day kicked off the first day of our 3 day celebration, Gh turned 2 Monday and Dh also celebrate his birthday.  It wasn't anything fancy but we had fun :)

We have begun working on next years curriculum, I am not a fan of a long summer break so we school all year.  The kids are using Teaching Textbooks for math, Switched on Schoolhouse for Language Arts, Science and Spanish.  I am still undecided on the social studies curriculum so I will keep looking.  They are really enjoying the work and I sit with them to help explain and guide them through the work.  I like both programs as it allows me a way to keep a record of their work.  

AR has also enjoyed his computer project.  He had to research the components of the computer and how they work, he then was given the pieces and got to build his own.  Here are a few pics:

Yup, he LOVES being homeschooled, lol :)

My little guy is beginning to sit unsupported, though he is very curious about EVERYTHING, so he would rather move around.  He is tasting more and more regular foods and enjoying this new world of food.  Well, I've got to run, GH needs her mama to snuggle for a bit longer.  

1 comment:

Kansas Mom said...

Putting together a computer is very cool! Here's hoping the chicken pox ends soon!