Hello everybody! Today I'm back with a little Abeka Academy homeschool inspiration. Today we are on lesson 104. Mr. Bucy keeps us on our toes in English class. He was teaching the class how to recognize predicate adjectives and how to diagram them. He reviewed the steps of the writing process and introduced the upcoming research paper. Sydney isn't real thrilled to have to write a research paper on top of all of the other assignments she has due, but it's one step at a time, one day at a time. The project will be broken down into bite size chunks that she will be able to manage. We will get through this. Welcome to 9th grade English! :o)
In health class we reviewed previously taught material on good hygiene practices. We looked over the personal checklist to see where improvements could be made.
Miss Burns was teaching about good oral hygiene. Take good care of those teeth and gums. As it turns out Sydney has an orthodontist appointment tomorrow.
In science class we were learning about transverse and longitudinal waves, compression and rarefaction pulses, wavelength, amplitude and frequency. We were also able to watch another student's science project presentation.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, 70 degree sunny weather. I'll take it! We opened up some windows to let the fresh air in. Spring is in the air!
For a special treat I made some homemade strawberry shortcake. It was the perfect complement to go with the fresh strawberries and whipped cream I had in the refrigerator.
Happy Wednesday y'all! "Life is what you make it." Make it delightfully sweet. :o)
Hello everybody! I hope ya'll are having a great start to the week. I thought I would share this week's meal plan for anyone looking for kid-friendly meal ideas. The breakfast and lunches are geared more toward Sydney, the last school age child we have at home. She's a full blown teenager but she still loves her kid-friendly lunches. I usually eat yogurt and berries for lunch, or salad and some protein, or better yet, leftovers from dinner.
I'm going to go ahead and get breakfast ready, but Syd is going to help me make dinner this evening. She is having turkey bacon, a blueberry bagel with mixed berry cream cheese, along with a side of sliced bananas topped with chopped walnuts.
I'm going to do a similar version of Syd's breakfast only I'll add a pepper ring with one egg, and spread a little butter on the bagel instead of the cream cheese.
Today in science class we started a new chapter on waves and sound. We also got to watch three students give their science project presentations. "All Greased Out" was our favorite presentation because it was a project that involved experimenting and collecting data on french fries from Burger King, Steak & Shake, McDonald's and Wendy's. The results obtained from the experiment were interesting. As it turned out Steak & Shake served the greasiest fries.
Today in health class Miss Burns was teaching a chapter on personal hygiene. It was all about the skin, your protective covering, the largest organ of the body. The layers of the skin - epidermis - dermis - hypodermis. "Be good to your skin. You'll wear it every day for the rest of your life."
Syd volunteered to help me make chicken fajitas for dinner tonight. They are super quick and easy to make. As I was cutting the pepper into strips, I noticed that it looked like it was smiling at me. "Awe Bell No!"
There's my girl! She's throwing sass around like a spicy chili seasoning. :o) She's way more sweet than sassy though.
It's time to saute the onions and peppers.
We set up a little mini salad bar.
"Live today like you're getting fried tomorrow." - Chicken
Great job Syd! It's delicious!
Happy Monday ya'll! Talk to ya soon!
February Update: A New Year, New Car, New Bedroom Renovation, New Semester, Birthday Celebration, Valentine's Day Party
Hello everybody! We have been really busy around here. I am thrilled to announce that we were able to purchase another car, praise be to God. We were looking for good quality, reliability and longevity, and we found it. A 2015 Toyota Camry with only 33,000 miles on it. Slap a bow on that baby, we'll take it!
It has been a bit of a challenge having only one car among the four of us the last three years, let me tell you. Adding another vehicle has made all the difference in the world for the kids and I. Now we can use the Honda, which is still in GREAT shape, to get to dental appointments with ease. I don't have to take Clint to work anymore in order to use the car. Aaron can get to work without needing rides from sister Linn all the time, bless her heart. I can get to the Post Office or the grocery store at the drop of a hat. What a huge blessing it has been!
Now Syd and I can drive to a variety of different walking parks to get our walking / jogging PE time in.
Beyond blessed, yes we are! Now that I have transportation, I can be out shopping for lots of new home decor. ;o) Hardy har har! This can't become my new habit, but I did get the green light to do it this time.
Since we are in the process of painting our master bedroom and bathroom, I was out purchasing all new bedding and decorative pieces for the dresser to match the new paint job.
It's not finished yet but here's the progress we've made so far. Clint is doing such a good job with the painting. I look forward to sharing the before and after photos here soon.
We started a whole new semester and it is keeping Syd very busy. The unit in physics is going to be interesting and challenging.
So many equations... so little time to commit them to memory.
Mr. Bucy is going to be the death of Syd. He assigns a lot of homework practice in grammar, a lot of reading in literature and a lot of spelling & vocabulary practice and memorization. Algebra with Miss Smith has it's own set of challenges too, but Syd is doing a great job with handling the course work. She just doesn't have a whole lot of free time right now. :o)
However, she is really enjoying Health class with Miss Burns. She's interested in learning more about how the human body functions. She's especially interested in learning about the heart. Her dad works in the cardiology department at Wellstar so she must get her medical smarts from him. :o)
We celebrated Linny Lou's 28th birthday on February 7th! That girl is getting old! :o) We had a "nurse" birthday party theme since she's going to be starting nursing school this month. She requested an angel food cake with whipped cream topping and fresh fruit.
She's my ray of sunshine! Happy birthday Linny Lou!
Clint made a special Valentine's Day dinner for us, a copycat Chick-fil-A crispy chicken sandwich.
For dessert he made a homemade chocolate silk pie. It was out of this world delicious!
I hosted a delightful Valentine's Day party for my sweeties.
My sweeties got some treaties! :o)
I got some sweet treats from them as well!
Linn made me a beautifully decorated teacher's pencil name plate for Syd to give me as a "teacher" gift.
I am her mom, but I'm also her teacher onsite and at heart.
Grateful heart = happy heart! Thanks for stopping by! Talk to ya soon!
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