Little brotherwas very happy about his new scooter and decided to put it together himself :)

Studying the instructions carefully...

Important to keep the right working position.

It was so fun to watch him work, he seemed to love it :)


Today dad brought home this little fellow. The children were thrilled! I must admit, I have not beentoo excited about getting a rabbit but you just got to love this cutie :) I think we will get along just fine and I am so happy for my children to have a pet!

Curriculum prep. for 2nd. grade

Last week I finished next years year-plan and today I sent in an order for our 2nd. grade curriculum, plus some materials for tot-school. I am so happy to have this done :) Last year we put together our own curriculum, which has workes good. This year I decided to try an English curriculum and modify it to suit us better. My choice is a 2nd. grade-kit from A Beka Book.Since this is a foreign language-curriculum, I added some books from the 1st. grade-kit as well. They also have a lot of CD's and DVD's and we decided to use some of them too. I have a good feeling about this curriculum choice and by being ahead in the planning of next school- year I get a chance to read through it and do the final planning before this summer :)


She loooooves play-dough, can you tell?!

It was "one of those days" where little brother decided to be not so cooperative- he would rather walk around on the table, getting the play-dough stuck under his feet,rather than play with the dough, this is the reason we dont have any pictures from "the making"... But, here is the result! We went for the zoo-theme and made ourselves these cute little animals :)

Checking out the zoo :)

We keep it in plastic-containers after opening to make it last longer :O)

What our day might look like

I have had many people asking me how we do homeschooling and what our days looks like and to be honest, it is a hard question to answer. The reson being that the content of our days varies alot. Some days we do excursions, some days we go exploring nature, some days we have a certain theme and focus on that through drawing, art, writing and experiences, some days we stay at home to discover and learn in and nearby our home, other days we are out traveling or do arts and crafts-nights with friends. As you see there is no way to give a quick answer to how we do it, but I have taken some picturesthroughout one day where we spend most of our day at home to show how our day might look like ;)

Bigsister is learning how to operate the stove while littlebrother just wants to get the breakfast-rolls in there!

The kids help set the table and we are ready for breakfast. Lately our theme around the breakfast-table has been Gods ten commandments. Each day we have talked about one on the commandments and discussed how we can apply them into our lives. Bigsister is the kind that asks ALOT of questions, which is great for her learning! Littlebrother looks like he is most interested in whether to choose cheese or jam for his roll, but I am sure he benefits from our talks as well.

I made this Chore-chart and stuck it up on the wall for bigsister to know what needs to be done before lunch (since she is only a 1.st. grader we are not too strict, if there is one day we just want to play or do something else, we do :) ). Although such a chart has been good to keep a flow in the learning-process. After a while we change our chores, but they always include math, writing, language and reading.

Starting to learn the times-table. We printed these fun math-sheets and laminated them to last longer.

Each day we practise "read-a loud" and by doing that we see what is good and what needs to be worked on. She chooses the page and reads out loud for us. The children loves routines and by having these few things we do almost every day, they get a sence ofpredictability which is good for them.

Littlebrother is just being a one-year-old :)

Littlebrother is doing great in toddler-school and loves to learn. Here we use little colored beads to learn the different colors, both in Norwegian and English.


Just plain play! :)

Lunch is being made and my goofy-girl is eager to learn how to cook. Cooking is a great way to learn about measurements, food in other countries, healthy and unhealthy food, safety,calculation... you name it!

Eating the food is not bad either!

Out playing and learning at the same time. One square for each of the years twelve months.

Doing math using sidewalk-chalk.

When daddy gets home we make dinner together...

and eat dinner together :)

These were some glimps of one of our days, I would love to hear about your day! :)

Making dinner!

We are having so much fun making dinner together. Watching the children learn and enjoy themselves at the same time, makes all the mess worth it!:)Here our oldest is chopping aubergine.

Little guy washing the squash!

I love the smell and sight of freshly chopped vegetables, mmmm...

Pleased with the result! I wish you could have been here to smell the rosemary and timian....mmmm

When the dish was baking in the oven I told Little guy that it was chicken we were going to eat. While eating dinner he spilled some food on the floor and said "Ooooh"!. I asked if he dropped something and he replied "drop a bird!!!!".

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to God it is perfect sense.

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