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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Moon Phases Grade 1 and 6

One glorious thing about homeschooling is when you can combine the grades into one lesson. Trinity grade 1 and Alex grade 6 started studying the moon at the same time.

I found a great book to help Trinity with this...FACES OF THE MOON
It separated the phases and gave a picture of each and it even had a tab index along the right side with picture of the moon.
Trinity Cut out black and white paper in the phases and I wrote the phases on each...

And we hung it in the school room above the door...
Alex had to dig a little deeper we found quite a bit of information on the Internet to help us with his Moon Calendar.
Moon Phases StarDate Online Here you can get a Month by Month Phase
Judaism 101: Current Calendar Here you can get the name of the Moon Calendar and their time periods.
Examiner Actually gave the round calendar
And here is Alex's round moon Calendar for January and February. It is hanging on the opposite end of the school room.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Map Making for Schooling 6th Grade

My artistic Son (also know as Sun because of all the light he brings to us) has been enjoying studying Ancient Civilizations. He started his map that he will be adding too. This is part of his sixth grade curriculum.

He got out the ruler and found the perfect little round lid and along with a black sharpie he created a awesome compass rose.
I can't wait to see what else he will be adding.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Process Gnome Patterns

I had been looking for a pattern for some Process Gnome Bean Bag Patterns and couldn't find any so I made my own up and am sharing them here.


1. I made a pattern that I liked the round squiggly circle is the beard (I thought of that after I sewed the face on)

2. I cut out two body's for each color and one face and one beard.

3. I sewed the face on each using a blanket stitch.

4. I then did french knots for the eyes and a pink V for the mouth. Then I sewed the beard on.
5. I sew the Process symbol on the belly (put the wrong process on the wrong color, UGH!) But it still works.
6. I sewed around the edge using a blanket stitch leaving one leg open to stuff with beans, then sewed it shut.

If you make some please send me your photo to link and post.