Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tea Party Thursday and Poetry!

This year we are doing something a little different each and every Thursday!  My wonderful friend Carli has been doing Tea party Tuesday for years and I've always loved the idea so when I saw it HERE I was keen to jump in and make it a part of our week too!
So we all chose a poem (the older ones need to copy it into their Poetry book) and we sit around our finely dressed table, drinking tea from my special porcelain teacups, eating the yummies that Sophia and I have made in the morning!!

It is really the most wonderful time and the children are thoroughly enjoying it!! YAY! Even last night as I mentioned to Zeke what we were doing tomorrow and that it was Tea Party Thursday he keenly made a fist and motioned it in the air with a excited "YES!"
Hope your Thursday is wonderful, perhaps it to might be filled with some Poetry and tea too!
Smiles The Torrents'

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Back to our homeschooling routine!

 We are now into our third week of school! I'd like to say YAY but perhaps the best word would be.... OK!! It's not been that bad, you have to expect some feelings of "do we have to" or "I hate this!!" (introducing a new writing subject!!) I guess after all it's the first few weeks back!!

I am however having some fun with our unit study on Egypt and the new system we are following with only 20 minute lessons! This is going great!!
How is your week going thus far?? Any great things to share?
SMiles The Torrents'

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day craft ideas for the kiddies!!

   Nature Hearts Collage
 picture from Mud puddles to Meteors

Each and every year (well for the last two anyway) I've surprised my treasures with some Valentine's craft leading up to the special day! You can see my other ideas HERE and HERE from those previous years.
This year I've not started yet, but am planning to fix that tomorrow with some love fun and continue for the rest of the week!
I've seen some SUPER ideas and wanted to share them with you, so here is a list of links for some really cool crafts for you to try too if you like!!
Valentine's Day Cookie lollipop's
{thumbprint} Valentine's cards
Heart Treasure hunt (great for little ones with number recognition)
Amazing card I'd love to make.....
Gorgeous fashion tops that would be lovely (not really for the children this one!)
Yummo treat for the day
Sewing craft
Nature study heart craft (love this, totally my Wednesday idea!!)

Not sure what one I'll do first, perhaps the heart hunt!!

We kicked off our school year today, it was amazingly great considering it was the first day back and a Monday at that!!! I'm excited to see what the year brings!! YAY!
Smiles The Torrents'