Friday, June 5, 2009

Play dough

Best Play Dough Recipe Ever.

4 C. flour
1 C. salt
4Tb. oil
1/2C. Cream of Tartar
Mix & cook over over low/med. heat until play dough is formed and no longer sticky

Allow to cool slightly before storing in air tight container.

We added Cinnamon & vanilla to scent ours.
I also added a little food dye to some of the dough.
But I prefer it to look natural .

Monday, June 1, 2009

Learning to love our community.

Following patterns
Enjoying someones hard work.



City views

Noticing his shadow




At the Blue Manatee. We Love Book stores.

Its a great thing to have a love for books.
So many Choices.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friendship makes life sweeter.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A few things I have learned from other at home teachers and life.

1. Make decisions out of love and not fear.
2. Children should be treated with respect and dignity but it is important to remember they are children and we should try to preserve the magic of innocence for as long as they need and want it.

3. I learned that education is important, School is not. I intentionally did not use the words homeschooled or unschooled in the description of our journey. Who wants to be schooled? In my heart I know it is education that frees us .
4. This is a life lesson but I think the most important one.
The Golden Rule.
If we treat others as we would like to be treated then all of the lessons you need will follow....






Thursday, May 28, 2009

ask...What are they learning?
Being at the bottom is not always a bad thing. It just means you can run around and climb back up.

The great gift of childhood.

Spreading the seeds of love. No wait dandelions.

Swinging with your eyes closed is one of lifes great simple pleasures.

being in the moment with the cool lake air.
Happiness is at the beach.