Thursday, July 31, 2014

2nd Grade starts MONDAY!

We will officially start 2nd grade Monday! Monster leaves for church camp tomorrow and will return home on Sunday. I figured now that all Summer events are over and it will be the start of a new month it will be the perfect time to start back up!

Our curriculum choices have been thought out and planned. 

Language Arts: Lifepacs
History: Heritage Studies 2
Math: Saxon Math
Reading: Charlotte's Web (to start with) and Study guide
Science: Magic School Bus and the Young Scientist Club Kits
Bible: Awanas

Spelling, Phonics and Handwriting is included in his Lifepacs. We will do Charlotte's Web for the first 7 weeks and then we will be done, so I will have to find another book to do. Seems like I may need a couple more books to last us through the year! For Bible, we will be using his Awanas once that starts back up. He also is a huge fan of those movies What's in the Bible? and he LOVES watching that mini series The Bible. 

I am excited to get started back up. It gives us a month before co-op starts back up as well to get back into the groove of things. I have all our weeks off planned as well. Once we get back into things I might add in a typing class on his computer. Just something he might enjoy.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014


We have been in Houston for over a week and a half now! We will return home and back to blogging on July 23rd! Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paint and Melted Crayon Art

Today I wanted to try something new with Monster. The last few days I have been trying to keep him busy and away from his TV (or any electronic device for that matter!). We have painted this week and today we tried painting on cardboard then melting crayon on top! It was a lot of fun. It was neat seeing how it turned out once it melted as well.

What we used:
* Faber-Castell Paint
* Crayola Crayons
* Cheese Grater
* Cardboard (cut from a pizza box from lunch)
* Oven

First Monster painted the cardboard.

He then waited a little bit for it to dry. 

Then he used a cheese grater over his painting and grated crayon shred over his picture.

While he was doing this I preheated the oven to 200 degrees. Once he was ready for them to go in I put them in the oven for 2 minutes. I could of done it longer but it turned out just fine for the look he wanted. 

He did two and they turned out great! I am going to be setting up an art wall for him when we get back from our two week trip to Houston. I want a place to hang all his awesome art that he is doing!