I updated my unit planner to include a four-week calendar and some extra sections. I used it yesterday to map out our Ships and Floating unit per the KONOS Volume 1 Book. Please be advised, however, that if you CLICK on it... and it doesn't come up at first... it is probably because TOO MANY people have tried in the past hour. Try again later and you'll eventually get to see it. You can download it if you like (you must use Adobe Reader or a compatible PDF reader). Just please drop a tip in the jar if you do. I'll be forever grateful! Eventually I plan to get an entire plethora of PDF pages posted to the blog. Maybe after this June's re-design for my 2nd blogiversary?
Fluid Field Trips
The kiddos and I are excited to get to go on some boat-ish field trips in the next week. We are visiting a historical ship, a boat race, a marina, a river-boat, and building a model boat to float on a pond. At least those are the plans right now. I think this unit will take less than two full weeks if we play our cards right and stick to the tasks at hand. We might even go fishing with friends this Friday (which has a little to do with floating, right? Or rather, sinking). Maybe we will learn the art of picking good skipping rocks while we are fishing. I used to love skipping rocks across the water as a kid.
Putting the Ship Back on Course
After all the hullabaloo of the Homeschool Blog Awards, my hubby has reminded me of a few simple, but important facts. Here's what he said, and I quote to you: "Heather, you are a Christian first, a wife second, a TEACHER third, ...and THEN you are a blogger." Wow. How profound is that?! I suppose everyone around here was feeling a bit overlooked during the nominations and voting process for HSBA! Time to get back to my first three duties and put blogging on the back-burner.
Diving Deep into the Archives
So... in case you wanted some good reading, I'll encourage you to check out my archives for some meaty morsels:
Why I Homeschool
Homeschooling - Starting Out
Sprittibee's Homeschool Series (my homeschool records catalogue)
Field Trip Foto Friday: Bolivar Lighthouse
Field Trip Foto Friday: Houston Ship Channel Tour
Field Trip Foto Friday: Galveston Beach
Sailing the Seven Seas
..or you could wander over to the Homeschool Blog Awards and check out the nominees' and the winners' sites. Hopefully I'll have a PAGE up for the 2006 Nominees as soon as I can get around to finding some spare time in which to engross myself with mindnumbing HTML code. Until then, check out the link to the 2006 Nominee post... or the link to the 2006 Winners. I am sure at least one of the blog-stars has something more interesting to talk about than PDF files, floating field trips and putting first things first.
I saw a thousand fearful wracks:Sea you later, sailor!
A thousand men that fishes gnaw'd upon:
Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,
Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels,
All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea.
Some lay in dead men's skulls; and in those holes
Where eyes did once inhabit there were crept,
As 'twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems,
That woo'd the slimy bottom of the deep,
And mock'd the dead bones that lay scatter'd by.
~ William Shakespeare
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