September Frontier Girls Pioneer Newsletter

Frontier Girls… What will we learn about next? This is a newsletter to the events of what’s going on in the Creative Madness Mama Blossom School Frontier Girls Pioneer Troop… We are so excited to be starting a new year with our participation in the Frontier Girls as a Pioneer Troop. Now, my six-year-old AppleBlossom has crossed over to participate as an Otter Level this year, while my four-year-old the Princess will continue to increase her skills and badges earned as a Penguin Level again this year. In our round-up for the Penguin Level and the last year AppleBlossom earned 167 badges and the Princess earned 32 badges. However, in still trying to figure out a way to award them (as we don’t have the budget to buy every badge earned, much less the space on a vest!) we bought some of their proudest moments in badge form – the ones. . .

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Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal {Review}

  I have been a huge fan of Apologia Educational Ministries  ~  (http://www.Apologia.com) since I was a long-term substitute at the Classical Christian Education private school nearly seven years ago as they use the Apologia science curricula there. Last year I got my first taste with my own children using their Biblical Worldview curricula and this year I’m so excited to share their absolutely brand new Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal which I have blessedly received for review. We are also going at our own pace, with our purchase, using the Exploring Creation Astronomy and the matching Junior Notebooking Journal as well currently. So far every experience with Apologia texts has been incredible, thus I’m not surprised at how amazing I have found the Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal to be. When the journal arrived in the mail I found myself to be very excited anticipating the learning opportunities that. . .

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Field Trip Friday: U.S. Space & Rocket Center 

*I originally wrote this to be part of my Real-life Homeschool Blog Hop a few weeks ago, but never organized myself enough to insert the pictures until now. Oops. I’m still missing a few, but I hope to insert them as we find them. During the month of March we knew we were headed ‘home’ to Georgia we decided that along the route of a road trip we’d stop in and spend a day at the U.S. Space Center & Museum in Huntsville. It’s about a halfway point and made for a decent drive on both days with a fun hotel say in between. Our goal was the U.S. Space Center & Museum (http://rocketcenter.com), but we also made an afternoon out of the Sci-Quest (http://sci-quest.org) Children’s Museum as well.  Both the Enginerd and I have childhood memories of playful days in children’s science museums and thus we were eager and. . .

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Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day, and while I meant to get a post of recommendations out earlier, I suppose today is better than never! I have a few links for you and then a few pictures, please enjoy. Follow Margaret’s board Calendar – October on Pinterest. http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2012/11/10/columbus-by-demi/ http://www.thenina.com It was a hot hot hot hot hot day and my blossoms were not very photogenic by the end of it. But we were there! And we now have proof they have seen the replica ships. 🙂

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Starting School Book Guide for 2013!

  First Day of School by Anne & Lizzy Rockwell Genre: Juvenile Fiction / School & Education Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Paperback 9×9″ Date Published: June 2013 Publisher: Harper The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s classroom-“a charmed place” (Kirkus Reviews)-are preparing for a brand-new school year! The first day of school is full of new things. New is exciting! But it can also be scary. What will school be like this year? The kids from Mrs. Madoff’s class meet at the park and show off their new haircuts, new lunch boxes, new backpacks, and notebooks. They also show off their new independence: Nicholas thinks his haircut makes him look grown-up like his dad, Jessica can make her lunches all by herself, and Evan has his very own house key! Thinking back to last year, they remember how much fun Mrs. Madoff’s class turned out to. . .

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..picking peaches in the orchard..

Today I didn’t have a camera with me, but it would have been fun if I had. We went to a peach orchard and picked peaches right off the tree. I’ve never done anything like that, but I was always wanting to and now we have. It was just me and the girls as the Enginerd is doing his engineering thing being a work day and all. Perhaps I might break free of this hermitage after all! LOL 😉 All around we had fun, but it was great to get together with some local moms from the church where our membership is at. Perhaps there is hope for a social life there after all. OrangeBlossom was in the Boba carrier and AppleBlossom was running free, well eventually she was running. She was mostly timid, but she did get to climb a tree! All around great memories I’m sure. Next time. . .

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