In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A crazy day calls for The Ugly Duckling

Any homeschooler knows that sometimes, you just have days like today!  The kind of day when you just want to pull your hair and everyone else's hair out.  For us, this is the type of day when I have no choice but to include the preschoolers in a 2nd grade lesson.  Thankfully, it just so happened that Eagle's Literature Lesson was The Ugly Duckling.  We read the story, although, it was not an easy task....ahhh, you just have to love Emu :)  We then had a discussion, or tried to anyways.  As always, I searched for a craft to go with our story.  I was thrilled to find the handprint swan craft.  On a day like today, I should have known that this would turn into an all day project!  The swans are complete, but poor Duckling had to take her nap before we could finish.
Macaw, working on her wings

Duckling, tracing her foot for the swans body

Emu, utterly confused as to why we put his foot on his tp roll...he thought I was so silly

You gotta love Emu's "are you happy" smile

Eagle with his completed swan

Eagle and Macaw pose for a picture

  I am excited that we are finally at a stopping point for the day and so glad that it is Friday.  We are going to pack up some school work and head off to Grandma's for the weekend. 


  1. Oh I understand all to well OCTOBER was my everydaY was monday.. The swans are an awesome craft! Thank you for sharing....
    April J.

  2. I am following. What lovely creative blog names for your children:) Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Have fun at Grandma's:)