Friday, June 20, 2008

Doing the Green Thing....

A couple of weeks ago, we made these reuseable bags for carrying things like groceries and library books. We made three or four of them, and they made their debut at Sam's Club, where one must have her own plan for carrying the groceries, because they only provide you with the shopping cart to get them to your vehicle.
and this is a larger one, which, we have found, can hold many library books!

Find an old t-shirt that you don't want to wear anymore.
Cut off the sleeves.
Cut out the neck so that it is big enough to put things in.
Turn it inside out and sew up the bottom either by hand or with a sewing machine. This makes an easy sewing project for beginners.
You may decorate as desired, or leave them plain like we did.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Homeschool Challenge #4

Start your own family traditions to keep your home school unified and lively.

Here are a few of our traditions:

1. I have been a Girl Scout since I was a little girl, and make it a point to enroll my own children in Girl Scouts at the earliest possible age.

2. We are a baton twirling family, and participate in as many community events and talent shows as possible.

3. I make pancakes for breakfast on either Saturday or Sunday of every week, and my husband gets to have his breakfast in bed.

4. I keep journals of my own life, and the lives of the children so that they can have a family history of sorts when they get older.

5. I still read aloud to my children, even though one of them is a teenager. There is no rule that says that children can only be exposed to great literature when they are able to read it for themselves.

6. My mother taught me how to crochet when I was in the fourth grade, and now I am blessed to be able to pass that skill on to my own daughters.

What can you do to create some traditions for your own family?