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Our Homeschool Today: Founders Academy

Today, and last Monday, Tommy & I sat down in front of my laptop to participate in 2 separate classes provided by Mrs. Schott (No relation, just a coincidence…) at Founders Academy.

As soon as I saw there were classes for the younger set of learners, I signed us right up. I’ve been following Founders Academy on Twitter and Facebook since last Summer, and hated that I had to wait YEARS to have a child old enough… because, honestly, I want to take the classes. Is that a problem? 😉

Last week, we learned about the American flag: what it means, how it came to be, & why it is important. I quickly realized that Tommy was not only learning about the flag, but how to listen to someone else. He also got to practice some of his computer knowledge as the class is interactive and he had to vote/answer questions. It was great!

This week, we learned about The Pledge of Allegiance. Why it’s important, how to be respectful during the Pledge, and of course, the words that we say.

Mrs. Schott does an amazing job of keeping the attention of my little crazy guy. He had a blast though, and stayed right on task.

If you are a homeschooling family, I highly recommend this company. The classes are very affordable, accredited, & educational!

Now… time for me to get back to watching that cork adhesive dry…



Anxiously Patient

So, here I am again. Yet another blog. I’ve lost count as to how many I’ve had now. I’ve written all over the place.

I wanted to start another personal blog because some times I just need to write about nothing in particular: What we did that day in school, a household project, craft project, sewing project, or just something funny that happened. Sure, I could have done that at Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven, but I really didn’t want to change the focus of that blog… and it wouldn’t be fair to do that to my fellow contributors there.

I’ve been anxious to do this for a few months… yet I never got around to it. I started a website back in January, but then we moved into our new (to us) home. On top of that, I’ve been supremely busy and dealing with health issues. So as anxious as I was, I became patient at the same time. This doesn’t make sense, and I’m aware of that. But it’s okay.

One reason I was determined to start this blog TODAY is because I want to document the transformation of our homeschool room… and that begins TODAY also. Once again, something I’ve been anxious for, though not nearly as patient. Just ask my poor husband how much I’ve nagged him…

But FINALLY the big delivery of cork board came yesterday for my “Wall O’ Cork”. Sounds awesome, right? Even more awesome? It’s changed into “Walls O’ Cork”. That’s right, cork everywhere. Ohhh how I cannot wait to hang so many fun things easily in that room!

I just can’t wait to tell the hubster tonight, “See that room? Put a cork in it.” Oh yeah, I’m that cheesy, corny, and annoying.

Here are the before photos from the previous owners of the house. Hopefully soon I’ll have an after photo for you. Why no before photos taken by yours truly? Because I’m the BEST housewife ever and that room is just way to meticulously clean to even step into… or not. It’s been a storage room for the most part lately. Right now it’s full of boxes containing everything that will go in once it’s done. I know, it’s bad. But hey, at least I’m being honest.

In case you were wondering: No, the previous owners did not leave the pool table or light fixture. That could have been an interesting school lesson though. No?

As for what else I have planned for the room: Vintage desks, black dry erase boards, television with dvd player, lots of shelving, built in workbox stations, cabinets, & a craft/experiment table.

Sooooo… What do you think? Anything I’m forgetting?