Monday, June 17, 2013

Tzipi goes to the Dentist

 Here is Tzipi in the fancy chair waiting for her name to be called at Dr. Nash's office.
 Here's Zalmi fresh after a nap wondering, Where am I?
Here's Tzipi with Dr. Nash: Why the big smile? NO CAVITIES! Way to go Tzipporah!

Side note: All three of the kids have been to the dentist, and no cavities to be seen. I'm very proud of all of them.

Bird Unit Study

Welcome to another blog post.
Today we are making models of birds. This is Zee's bird nest fashioned with real twigs.

 We learned about Migration this morning and it's amazing to see how Hashem creates birds that can fly as high as 30,000 feet in the air. Scientists did a study in a planetarium showing that birds use the stars to navigate the skies at night.
Teacher's bird on the left and Tzipi's bird is on the right.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Schooling and Surgery

What a week! I feel like someone has turned the "Time Flies" button to maximum. I blink and it's already summer and Zee will be in 6th grade in the fall and Tzipi will be in 2nd. I know we are learning every day and the kids are still growing by leaps and bounds, but it is no where near where I'd like us to be. Nursing a baby makes everything a bit more complicated. Do I love it? Yes. But golly I want to be awesome at homeschooling. I don't want my kids to miss public school for a minute.

Then there is July 23rd. A 3 1/2 hour surgery for my beautiful son. We are all dreading it but ready for it to be over with. When Tzipi and I were at the grocery store, Tzipi was already thinking about the food we'll need to make for him. He's already thinking of the food he won't be able to eat right away and wanting to horde up on it now. How will I nurse him through this recovery while taking care of a baby at the same time? I know it will be fine and work out just as it should but it's going to be a challenge to ask him to do anything remotely like school when he feels yucky. Yes we do year round school. Summer is a bit of a reverse from the rest of the year since I try to get them outside first thing in the morning before it gets too hot to play and then we do what we can as far as school work.

I guess I should go eat some breakfast. Let's get this day going.