Friday, March 18, 2011

Things to Do - April

Continuing from March
CurrClick's Get-Fit-Athon

April 2nd
Tucson 99's Event
"2011 Pound Rides at Ryan Airfield

Sat. April 2nd 2011
20¢ a pound for a 20min flight in a general aviation airplane
Ticket Sales begin early at the airport
We weigh you Calculate your cost And you get to go up in an airplane!"

April 7th
Family Astronomy Night -
Catalina Community Center 7:30pm - 9:30pm

April 14th - 24th
Pima County Fair

April 27th
Wordgirl Definition Competition -
10am (online webcast)

April 30th
Relay for Life -
You can see my Hubby on the commercial located at the website. We will be there raising money for the 501st Team!!

 As a public service announcement I would like to advise you to put on the filter if you are googling "April flowers". Apparently there is a porn star with the same name! Ah!

Happy Homeschooling

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I had a very interesting conversation with my soon-to-be eight year old.

I wanted to talk to him about his lessons for next year and the fact that he will be entering the 3rd grade. We went down the list of things he will be working on and discussed them all. He loves 1st Language Lessons, Timez Attack, and reading. He wanted to bargain on math a bit. We finally settled on a system of Math-U-See dvd segment followed by the test for the unit. If he passes the test (verbally), we move on. We will use worksheets only when he needs extra practice before passing the test.

Next we talked about starting Latin, reading more historical books, and blogging. He was particularly excited about getting his own blog to post on. He will continue with Chess and Lego Club, PE, Tennis, and Scouts. After we were finished talking about all the "school" stuff, I asked him if he had any personal goals for the next year.

Optimus thought for a few minutes. His list includes; taking more walks, learning to do his own laundry, learning to ride his bike, and finishing his work on time. He would also like to learn more about hunting, fishing, hiking, and survival training.

I was pretty blown away at his choices. I was thinking they would be more like, beating Mario into submission or conquering Lego Harry Potter. I think he showed great maturity and I am a very proud Mama!