Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As for Karate, If you are involved please do your best to make it to this class. It will be the last class till after skiing is over. We will be reviewing lots of stuff and I will be handing out practice sheets as well. Please contact me if you are not coming and I will try to get one to you. Merry Christmas to all.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We are a week away from our first book club meeting. I hope everyone is enjoying the book. Don't forget to go over the question before the meeting so we will have a place to start talking. Cant wait to see what people have to say. See you all on Dec 23rd at 10:30 at the Conway Liberty meeting room. If you need the question they are on an older post.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
As many of you know our group did a cookbook fundraiser with Morris Press Cookbooks several years ago (like 4!) and we are still trying to sell the last of them! With the money raised we have paid for supplies, cut the cost of field trips , purchased equipment and t-shirts! We only have 13 cookbooks left! If anyone in the group would like one please let me know ASAP!
The price is now only $5 per book or 5 for $20!!!
These make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! They are filled with great family recipes and fun craft food ideas in the back!
Remember this one from our Thanksgiving dinner???
Click on the image to make it bigger.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Unwrap and pass! Quick!!
This is the end of the 3rd grade and up game. The best part is the end when there are only a couple chairs left!
Now the Mom's turn!
The Dad's turn:
The whole group then played Family Yankee Swap, this is all of us (or almost, a few got cut out by the camera angle) before opening gifts!
Patiently waiting for the next batch of candy. I am so proud that the kids didn't make powdered sugar clouds this year. A true sign they are growing up.
By the end of the day we had six batches of candy and a lot of tired and sugar coated kids.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The little ones had a great day with Mama Thorne leading them through the woods. She even had them cutting their own little boughs. So cute!
As usual Hannah and Chase had to strike a pose.
A bunch of the older kids.
Then we all headed back to the church to assembly our wreaths and swags. After a quick impromptu lesson the kids set to work cutting and wrapping.
Topics for Discussion
1. Why do the townspeople fear the Alm Uncle? Why does Heidi not fear him?
2. The grandmother is permanently blind, yet Heidi manages to bring her light. Explain the various ways in which she does this.
3. How is Heidi's year in Frankfurt a positive experience for her? What does she gain from being there?
4. Grandfather wishes to keep Heidi at home rather than send her to school because at home "she is safe and will learn nothing evil." What does he wish to protect her from? Is his caution justified?
5. As Heidi gets ready to go home to her grandfather, she is careful to wear her red shawl and old straw hat, and she leaves her feathered hat behind at Brigitta's house. Why is what she wears so.....
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here it is, the book for our first dissuasion group. Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Heidi is a heart warming story of a little girls love of nature and her adventurous spirit. We follow her life starting in the Swiss Alps and later in Frankfurt. And meet some interesting people along the way. Come join us in her adventures.
This book is a 5th grade level book, but don't let that stop you. All are welcome to participate in the book discussion group, if you read the book. If you have a reluctant readers or the book is a little difficult here are some suggestion to be able to join in the fun.
Read the book to your child.
Audio books. They are great to have in the car when your out and about.
Have a older sibling read it to a younger sibling.
I will be sending out discussion question soon. Along with the date and place of meeting for the end of December. Please shot me an e-mail if you want to join, so I can get this info to you. Also if you have small children. There was a fabulous idea to have story time with the younger readers while the older readers work. I bet we can even find a young readers Heidi. So much fun. Lastly please remember that this book has been in publish for many years and has been revised to many times. We ask that you try to get the book by the above author.
Thank you can wait to get started. Selena
Saturday, November 14, 2009
We will head to the Portland Children's Museum first. Plan to be there a few minutes before 10am. If you would like to follow someone, we will be meeting at the River Church at 8:30am. The museum is geared for children 10 and under, but fun will be had by all I'm sure. Cost is $6.00 per person.
Next we are off to the Portland Art Museum. We are scheduled to be there at 1pm. The art museum is right next door to the children's museum. At the art museum we will divide into groups by grade/age (preschool-2nd, 2rd-5th, 6th-9th), we will then have a guided tour that should last about an hour. At the end of the tour you are welcome to explore the museum on your own. Cost FREE!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here are some pics from our trip to the Corn Maize today! I forgot my camera so if anyone has more pics to share I would be happy to post them or give it a try and post them yourself!
Most of the kids made it into this group pic. We had a total of 36 people in all!
Kathy Sherman teaching us a little about corn!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
does have group lessons for certain ages and instruments, but they are $360 per session
Private lesson (I think) are $25 per half hour, but they can be split with several students with that same price being split.
Perhaps when the mothers are all Yahoo linked, they can post instruments their children are interested in and figure out some schedules for shared half hour lessons...
Ellen Schwindt was the contact.
The phone number is 447-4737.
that Bekah is not feeling well!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This October four–time award-winning Perform It! Young People’s Stage Company will hold their second annual Shakespeare Faire with acting, theater, and Shakespeare presented in a fun, hands-on, all-day workshop. Last year's Faire was a tremendous success. Twenty-four students attended and thoroughly enjoyed their experience with all aspects of theater. This year's Faire will be similar to last year's with students learning the inner workings of putting on a Shakespeare play including how to apply stage makeup, how to design stage costumes, how stage lights work, and what is involved backstage to make a show happen. Participants will learn about Elizabethan history and meet Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, and their children Judith, Hamnet, and Susannah Shakespeare in a living timeline. The day's activities will culminate in an opportunity to act in a scene from a Shakespearean play with the help of trained, young Perform It! actors. This is a lively, hands-on, educational opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Open to all students grades 6 – 12.
Register now! In order to accommodate more students, we will be holding the Faire on two different days, Thursday October 22nd and Friday October 23rd , from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM. The cost is $30 per student for the entire day. The Shakespeare Faire will take place at Village Players Theater on Glendon Street in Wolfeboro, NH. Contact Jenny Watson for more information at 603-524-3736 or visit our website www.PerformItStageCompany.org. and download an application. Come join the fun!
Sarah went to this last year and LOVED IT! This year she was accepted to Perform It, so there is a good chance we may be able to bring a few of you down to the Faire if you are interested. It is worth the trip!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Starting Sept 14, 2009
175 Main St.
Next to Conway Post Office
Creative Sole Dance Studio
Owner & Director: Samantha Hounsell
The ballet teacher is a former Principal Soloist and instructor with Maine State Ballet, Gretchen Brown.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I am going to have my scissors and clippers at next weeks Karate class (Aug. 25th). I am offering cuts at $5 for kids and adults. If you are interested or want your child's hair cut, come with clean dry hair. Selena travailing hairstylist extraordinaire (hehehe)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The kids found this little salamander and enjoyed "playing" with him and checking him out!
Here is the link to our letterbox clue:
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here are the new group activities discussed at the Mom's Meeting last Monday night.
Monday July 13th Group Hike to Sabbaday Falls and Planting a Letterbox @ 1:00pm
The group did this hike 3 summers ago and we really enjoyed it! It is a nice one for little ones because it is pretty short and ends at a beautiful waterfall! It is posted as a no swimming area but it is easy to spend a lot of time there watching the water make its way through the falls and into the pools. We are also going to attempt to "plant" a letterbox! This is something our group has been talking about doing for several years. This will be a good spot because it is not that far into the falls so it will be easy for us to check on the box periodically. If you are not familiar with letterboxing this would be a great time come along and find out all about it! Here are a couple of sites on letterboxing too.
Letterboxing North America
Atlas Quest Letterboxing
We will be meeting in the parking lot of the Ranger Station at the beginning of the Kancamagus Highway at 1:00pm because several of us need to purchase National Forest parking passes ($20 for one or $25 for two if anyone wants to go in together on these and they are good for a whole year!). There are also lots of informational brochures and maps on the National Forest there! We will then proceed together to the trail head (about 15 miles).
You will not need anything for the letterbox (unless you want to bring your own personal stamps) but don't forget a snack and some water!
Tuesday July 14th Karate @ 1:30pm
Tuesday July 21st Karate @ 1:30pm
Wednesday July 22nd Thompson Brook Falls at Wildcat led by Tin Mt. 10-12:00
Tuesday July 28th Karate @ 1:30pm
Thursday July 30th Lost River Trip. We would leave town around 10:00 and then have a picnic lunch when we get there. Here are the group rates if we make a reservation and a link to their web sit:.
2009 Group Admission Rates: Adults: $11.00 Ages 13-18: $9.00 Ages 4-12: $7.00 Ages 3, 2 & 1 are FREE. Group rates are offered to recognized businesses and organizations when reservations are made in advance. This would include, but is not limited to, school groups, church groups, camps and scout groups.
Monday August 3rd Ocean Trip (see email for more info)
Monday August 10th Mom's Meeting hosted by Melanie Ness
*A trip to Aquaboggan has also been discussed, more info coming soon!
If you have any more ideas for trips or activities or would like to plan something that the group would enjoy please let me know and I will add it to the list!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Here is what I need.
Your Name and Spouse
Children and there b-days.
Thank you for your help. I hope to have this done and out with in the next week.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thanks to Pat and L.A. Drew for the use of the truck and trailer!
Our "little house".
Callie and Jessica two of our wash girls!
The plow horse and the fishing pond.
Maverick the "plow man"!
This "pioneer" woman seems to be the inventor of the sippy cup and Cheerios's!
We got a little wet at the end of the parade! Here are some pics of us under the tarp for the ride home:
Some of the kids piled into the cabin!
Maggie keeping Sarah warm!
Check out these blogs for more pics from the parade:
The Everitt Family
The Kelley Family
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Here are the scheduled days we will be working:
Tuesday June 30th 10:00am until mid afternoon???
Thursday July 2nd 10:00am until mid afternoon???
Friday July 3rd 10:00am until we are done!
Saturday July 4th 10:00am to 11:30am - finishing touches
11:30am Homeschool Family 4th of July BBQ -
1:00pm -1:30 Parade line-up in Conway Village
2:00pm Parade Starts!
Thought this photo was fun! From Strawberry Banke!!