Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Easter 2013






















I hope everyone has as awesome of an Easter as we did!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Subtraction (Update in red!)

Rebekah comes home from school today telling me her teacher says she is going to fail second grade and have to stay with her again next year. What??? Rebekah has been on the A-B Honor roll almost all year. She has not made a failing grade on her report card this entire year. I am really ready to knock heads. Why would a teacher tell their students something like this? I fail to grasp the concept that doing  100 math problems in 5 minutes makes people successful. Wouldn't it be more prudent to GET THE ANSWERS CORRECT?

So we decided to work on it and I found these subtraction flashcards here so we are practicing. Rebekah knows these subtraction facts.

UPDATE! Rebekah made the highest grade in the class on the Benchmark test for math...100! I love it when a kid proves a teacher wrong!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Wow! I am so excited! I have joined the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 over here and I am working hard to do all the "assignments" for the Profitable Blogging For Beginners class at Blogelina.com. I am going to be super busy completing all the exciting tasks! I am also the proud new owner of The Blackberry Barn, a thrift/consignment shop! 

I am a 40-something mom to 3 and step-mom to 2, all of which are grown but the least'un, Bekah, age 7. We have 6 grandchildren and one on the way. Needless to say life is exciting. 

I am working on my MEd in Human Resource Development in a Graduate and Professional Studies program. 

I hope to focus my blog towards my shop adventures, finds and projects! 

I am learning a lot about blogging and I am so happy to have found UBP2013!