Friday, November 19, 2010


Well, we are currently on the road with mommy's business. Annie loves helping me out with every aspect of it. She loves the design process, the selling process, and all the interactions that come along with running a business. I admire this, as we are definitely trying to instill that "entrepreneur" spirit in her. She is learning so much and even makes her own artwork to sell, too. She even negotiates the price with her customers. It is really cute, although she really takes this quite seriously.

I love that we are able to do this together. CarSchooling will be our life for a couple of weeks!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Learning Even & Odd Numbers and Addition

Annaliese is moving right along with her math curriculum. We're learning even & odd numbers and she has really grasped this concept. RightStart Math does such an amazing job introducing these concepts and makes it fun to learn. I never dreamed she would know even & odds at such a young age. It's very cool.

We're also working on addition using tally sticks. As an example, she has to add llll + lll. But, instead of just writing 7, she has to write the answer in tallies. So she has to remember what the 5 looks like in tallies and add 2 more.

I'm so proud of her.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey and The Caldecott

I have begun incorporating fun, holiday crafts for Annaliese to do in addition to her regular lessons. This is such a fun time of year and there are so many fun crafts to do. We have reserved lots of books at the library that focus on the meaning of Thanksgiving.

We are also focusing on The Caldecott award winners. Annaliese is loving this. She loves to illustrate stories, so she is very interested in these books. So far, we're off to a great start in November!