Friday, March 22, 2013

Would you like a free Easter Printable?


I was working on a note card to send out to some folks, and I decided that I would share my work with you for FREE!


Noting super fancy, just a Easter themed notecard.


Free Happy Easter Printable #justanotherraneyday


If you are interested in this free printable, please click here.


I’d love some feedback. If you download a copy, please let me know what you are planning to do with it, or how you will use it.


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Who wants to read a good book?

Confession time: sometimes when I'm sitting on the floor, reading books, singing songs, playing, painting, and crafting, I have to ask myself "Is this for real? Is my job really to just play with my kid all day?"


Ok...another confession: sometimes all this fun is really hard.


Some of the difficult parts come from feeling overwhelmed with the fact that I really am fully responsible for this amazing kid's education.


So this week, this blog post popped up in my blog reader application (Flipboard).


Homeschooling: Webcam Keeps Grandparents Involved


I was having a tough day when I read this. We were highly unproductive at "school" and Cohen was not on his best behavior (hard to imagine I know...but it does happen occasionally).


So I decided I needed to call in help. And with us moving, we need to have a fun way for Nan and Pops to keep up with Cohen. So this week, we had our very first Story Time with Nan and Pops.


Our good friend, Molly, even joined in the fun!


While they got through 2 books and some chatting, I finished dishes and fixed dinner (which they actually ate right there in front of the computer while listening to stories).


While this may not be considered "homeschooling" it is educational and there are lots of great teaching opportunities. We discussed the books after the video chat and even though he spent most of the conversation showing off his mad ninja moves, he really was listening.


Hopefully we can make this a fun weekly event!!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What is it?

As mentioned before, each week at Classical Conversations, Cohen is required to do a presentation. This week it was Show and Tell, but the item had to fit in your pocket. Cohen played a little guessing game with his class and they had to guess what was in his pocket.


Disclaimer: My phone is full. I'm out of space. So the video basically cut off just as one of the kids was about to give the answer.




So, can you guess?




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Would you like to see Cohen’s new lap desk?


I saw these cute little plastic lap desks at Michaels the other day and I just had to have one. Cohen loves to do his schoolwork on the floor, and sometimes that’s tough because there isn’t a hard surface to write on (our homeschool room is carpeted).



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I decided I wanted to dress it up a bit and personalize it just for Cohen.


I had some chalkboard vinyl just lying around waiting for a good project. This was perfect!


Chalkboard Lap Desk #justanotherraneyday


I’m still learning a lot with my Silhouette Cameo I got for Christmas, but here is a quick picture of another project I did as well.


Sports bottle with vinyl initial #justanotherraneyday


I’m so new at this, so my stuff is not the best quality, but I’m getting better, right? Hehe!!


Here he is with his new lap desk (he is wearing shorts!!).


Chalkboard Lap Desk #justanotherraneyday
Chalkboard Lap Desk #justanotherraneyday













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