Monday, January 24, 2011

The Day Turned Out Great

As usual, every time I sleep upstairs in the spare bedroom I wake up late in the morning. All of us are ready to do some lessons at 9:30 in the morning. That is the latest so far for us.

I ask DS to log in and check for his Scantron testing pages. He said he can't find anything, I checked and I could not find anything either. I check the weekly email from his teacher and at the very top, "Teacher in Service" today. A light click on top of my head and I remember seeing it last week, I simply forgotten.

What a relief, I don't have to catch up on time at all. An unexpected day off is very nice.

However, DH broke some more bad news about our government and now I'm not in the good mood. I don't think I live in a republic anymore. Communist is the closest to it right now...ugh!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

AIMS Testing Cancel

Yes, two of my children are supposed to go to our local library for some kind of testing. It was canceled because we got snow last night. Anyway, here we are trying to finish their lessons faster than usual because they wanted to play on the snow.

I do like it when they wanted something because we get done faster and they are very cooperative. I wish everyday I got something going on to get them done earlier...that would be nice in a perfect world...:))

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vacationing in Houston

If you are going to Houston Texas in spring, you might want to check out Houston Rodeo concert tickets. From March first to 20th they are having concerts following rodeo events. On last year lists, they have George Strait, Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, the Jonas Brothers, Bon Jovi, Toby Keith, Maroon 5, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Beyonce, Maze, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and ZZ Top. This year they have Clay Walker, Trace Adkins, Sugarland, Janet Jackson, Billy Currington, Selena Gomez, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and many more. Well, you need to follow the link to see who else are coming to this event. I really don't mind seeing Chris Daughtry with this year lists, or maybe next year.

I really enjoy his music, I like the songs Home, September and No Surprise the most. I actually feature some of his songs in my social network. Go check out the top link, maybe you can catch him on tour near your town or your own town, for that matter. I knew he has already been to Europe, maybe he will try going to Asia soon. Did you know that all the tickets for March events have no service fee and shipping charges? You heard it right, free! This is a great gift for the music lovers in your house. I don't have one yet, but they will catch on pretty soon.

Friday, January 7, 2011

More Bright Lamps for me

My problem in winter months is I don't gt enough sunlight and get the good UV in my system. Well, who wants to be outside when the temperature is below freezing, I don't, and I do supper from winter depression. What's way to get an easy the feel good effect but to buy floor lamps with UV light bulbs on them? Yes they are pricey. However, I can't stand being depressed in winter months. It's worth the money, in my opinion. I educate my children at home, and I don't have time to be downhearted. I already have plenty of daylight fluorescent light, but I heard the flickering have a bad effect too.

I can't seem to win these days. To save in electric bill, I switched to a fluorescent bulb, then there is the affect of flickering. I like all the dark part of my house to be well lit during the gloomy days with lamps. I wonder what is the effect of light-emitting diode (LED) to our health? I know they already make LED bulbs, but are they bright enough? I'd better go to my local hardware store and check this out. I can't do it today because we are having snow storm, which is making house very dark at this moment. I can really use UV lighting right now...ugh.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Order of Operations

A mathematical operation that is. DS (4th grade) did his semester assessment today in most of his lessons. We learned about the order of operation early in the school year, both of us had to review on what we covered from the beginning. So, I am putting it here for an easy access for me.
  1. Start with the numbers inside the parenthesis ()
  2. Then multiply or divide, what ever comes first from left to right
  3. Then add or subtract, what ever comes first from left to right
I know this is very easy, however, it's hard to do the operation when you forget which one to do first.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back To Learning

Now, all we have to do is look forward to Actually spring is more reality than summer. My children not seems to mind about going back learning today. Great, I stress out too much about nothing. Ok, that's all for today. Going back to teaching my children.