Another great week here in ëBama.† Doncha’ just love Fall?† Even though as soon as we dragged all of our fall/winter clothes out and put up the sleeveless things a heat wave hit!† You would think after living here all my life I would realize that October does not mean COOL weather!†
Kei has been practicing so hard for ìTo Kill a Mockingbirdî.† This is the most line intensive play she has ever done.† She has 218 lines!† She knows them all but it is still nerve wracking.† Not knowing exactly what the actor is going to say that goes before each of her lines is making us a little stressed [yes probably ME more than her].† This is show week so it is going to be CRAZY.† These pictures are really bad because the lighting in there is horrible until the show.
We had been enjoying so many things in our homeschooling.† I found this site that teaches Life Skills. † It is mostly a little easy for Kei even though it is for High School kids but it may get harder.† It is different skills that Kei has already learned through osmosis I guess.† Things like ATM transactions, how to write a check, checking receipts and so much more.† We are doing Everyday Life right now.
We are loving Real Science 4 Kids Physics.† I had bought this last year and just started using it.† I have found some really good activities to go along with it here.††† We are using the ìForce and Motionî but there are tons of cool things.
We are on Chapter 9 in SOTW 2.† We love SOTW.† I know people have mixed feelings about it, but I am really glad I decided to use it.† She is still loving Teaching Textbooks.† I have used several different Math programs and this is her favorite so far.† Thanks again Theresa!
Friday we had our 2nd Skate Day of the year.† Kei has been working hard on her ìKnit Witsî.† She took about 15 items to sell; scarves, bracelets and hair extensions.† She sold everyone of them and got orders for 14 more things!† She was so excited.† She doesnít sell them for enough I think, but there is no way she can sell them for her ëtimeí.†† But she loves doing it so much and she just canít believe that people buy them.† I saw all these girls skating around with Keiís scarves and hair extensions.† It just tickled her to death.
We spent Saturday at the Fiddlers Convention.† We have been going to this for years.† There are people who enter this from 30 states.† There are 18 different categories, including several fiddle and guitar categories, harmonica, mandolin, bluegrass banjo, dulcimer, old time singing, banjo, and buck dancing.† It feels like you have stepped back in time to walk around and hear people playing fiddles and banjos and more.†† There was craft booths with everything imaginable.† We ate lunch under the trees and had a great day.† Helena, we thought of you and your family.† I wish I could have blinked you all there for the day.† It was so fun!
We also went to see “A Dolphin’s Tale” after church.† It is a wonderful movie.† I love the way it shows how kids learn so much when it is interest led.† We were so excited that the girl was homeschooled.† We still feel very privileged and lucky to homeschool.† We are proud to say “We homeschool”.
We are on the 2nd book in the Hunger Games.† To say we love it is an understatement. We go on rides just so we can listen.† Yes I know we can listen in the house but it is our CAR book.
The weeks are flying by and we are having such a blast.† Kei has decided to be either The Cheshire Cat or The Red Queen [punk version] for Halloween.† We love Halloween around here!†
Hope wherever you are, you are loving life, learning and giggling and having the times of your life.
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”†† ~George Eliot