All American History Out Loud

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and since my children were stuck inside all day yesterday because it was raining and I was in bed sick, we HAD to get outside today.  But we also had to do school so I came up with a fun, creative way to allow both.  We have a speaker that […]

Visiting The Dignity Memorial Wall

After church we went to see the traveling Dignity Memorial Wall that I posted about coming to Memphis a couple of weeks ago. Even though is was 100 degrees outside, I really wanted my kids to see it.  They may not look exactly happy in the picture because they were very hot standing on the […]

Coon Creek Members’ Day

If you are a member of the Pink Palace, they have a special dig coming up at Coon Creek.  Click on the image for more information on the event and on how to become a member.

Perfect Timing

I had planned on “sleeping in” this morning and getting up at 6:30 to get the crockpot started for dinner since I knew I would be gone all day but was awakened by the sound of heavy rain at 5. If you read last night’s post, you know I was up after midnight so that […]

Lessons with LEGOS

Yes, dear friends, you can teach with LEGOS.  I can hear you now…”But Christie, those are JUST TOYS!”  HA HA!!  That’s what YOU think but they are SO much more!  Consider them educational tools that just happen to be FUN! My sons LOVE LEGOS.  They look forward to getting their LEGO magazines in the mail […]

The Mystery of History

When I was growing up I don’t remember exactly being excited about what I was learning in my history classes except for when we did things like make butter and build little log houses…I must be a hands on learner huh?  Anyway, all of the other things we did were kind of…well, boring.  I like […]

Back to School

Yesterday we started our new school year! The oldest is now in the 9th grade, middle child is in the 7th and youngest is in the 4th…where has the time gone? It doesn’t feel like I have been homeschooling my children that long! I enjoy it SO much because we are learning and exploring together. […]