Monday, September 15, 2008

It is finally cooling off...for now anyway

It is almost fall! That or Mother Nature is punking us.

Yeah! It feels as though fall is finally upon us! I know better than to get out my oh-so-stylish velour sweatsuit (those are soooo 2007) and the footie pjs (for my kids of course), because I do live in Texas. It could be snowing on the front porch while we jump in the pool in the back. You never do know about it here!

Speaking of footie pjs up there in my last thought, don't you just love them? I can think of nothing better than snuggling up with my little ones with their sleepy eyes, messy hair that smells like baby shampoo with their little footie pjs on. That is just heaven. It is only supposed to get down to the upper 50s tonight, but don't you think that I didn't throw those little tootsies of theirs into those little pjs. YUMMY!!! I could just eat them up!

Went to my first physical therapy session today and the therapist basically told me that I am "jacked up". That is a medical term you know. Anyway, I am about to endure 4 weeks of therapy, but we are praying that it does the trick, otherwise, it looks as though I will be fileted like a salmon.
Still working on the napmats. I have decided to do a pillow cover as well and got my first 2 mat covers completed last night. I am trying to juggle that with planning my eldest son's birthday party and being curled up in the fetal position with my extra strength Vicoden.

Ethan's first lapbook

In our homeschooling, we are doing lapbooks. Lapbooks are a lot like scrapbooks. Don't worry, I am not passing on my obsession with my son. Lapbooks are legit. "Google them"- that is what Ethan would say. He is so hip. Anyway, we collect data, research our topic and record it in his lapbook. You have complete freedom to design it and record your information as you wish. It is wonderful! You can make tabs, or notecards, or graphs, or pictures, etc. Here, we are studying the 50 states of the U.S. and we have broken them down into 5 regions. Each region is a different color and he has included a key. Each state will get a little space on the lapbook and he can fill it with whatever data that he thinks is the most important. We will look at books, an atlas, the internet (with the teacher's/mom's permission and guidance), maps, and wherever else we can find information and record it. We will do vocabulary, spelling, color state flags, etc. At the end, he will have a hands-on, color, 3-D, interactive record of what he learned and can look back at it anytime he wants to. Of course, it is the perfect keepsake for me as well. Everyone wins!

The colored tabs will include facts about each of the southeast region's states. The 4 other regions will have information on the 4 flaps of the lapbook.

2 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Jill Moffitt said...

but ... but ... but ... i wanna lapbook too!!!

*proceeds to homeschool self*

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

That looks really like a lot of fun!

You need this on your blog: