Monday, December 19, 2011

I always liked poems/ rhymes, this one is pretty neat... 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Taking a Stand

This evening I brought K's bike in the backyard, closed our house's side gate and on the way back in the house I looked around the neighborhood thinking "look at me, I am in california, having 3 gorgeous boys and I get that "I have to pinch myself to realize I'm not dreaming" kind of feeling. Originally from Switzerland, not in my wildest dreams I would've ever imagined that me, Myriam, would end up married with 3 kids in our house in california !!! WOW..  

It wasn't always dreamy beaches and high palm trees waving in the wind. At several points I think I can speak for anyone, we have to take decisions that we just know they'll be turning our life up side down. One of these moments was, when I decided to practice my religion, Islam. More over when I decided to show it "publicly" by wearing the "Hijab" (Headscarf). 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

preK ABC's Craft

For quiet some time now I've been practicing the abc's with my 4 year old Z. He's doing really good but some letters just won't stick. So I found this great webpage with these crafts, they're so cute, easy enough to make and at the same time a great decoration for our study room. Best of all though, he remembers these letters more easily and loves making them !! I added the lower case letters on the bottom. 
They're not hung up in a certain order. We simply did the letters that Z. needed more practice with.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why do I homeschool

Homeschooling, which takes a huge part of our daily lives, became a way of life, actually from the time we get up in the morning until we turn off our lights and night. Thinking about it, home is  a school and after our precious little one keep learning from home it makes all of us more aware of the world around us, and what an excellent way of exploring the world we live in with our own kids !! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

No Thank you, I will educate my Children myself !!

I just stumbled across this video on youtube and it's good knowing that through homeschooling we're allowed to think outside the box. Because if this video describes "the main idea of our children's education" I don't want us to be part of it.

My first real Meltdown

Before my son reached kindergarten age I just knew I wanted to homeschool. I guess I didn't exactly know at that time, what I'm getting myself into. At least that's what I've been pondering about a month ago, when I had my first major breakdown. Already filling out my now 6 year old and soon to be kindergarten age 4 year old's school applications, ready to be sent off, I was D O N E !!    Already picturing myself having all the extra time in the world to do whatever I want to, whenever I want to and as long as I want to...