Who are, or rather, what is Frontier Girls?

When I was a very young elementary school student, I was a Daisy, a Girls Scouts Daisy. My next door neighbor went the full gambit of Girls Scouts I believe. Yet before I got too involved the Troop was disbanded (long story) and my scouting days were over. When I was in the later years of elementary school I participating in something of an afterschool program at a local church that was named something along the lines of Marvelous Mondays or Terrific Tuesdays or some such. We memorized creeds, prayers, and scripture and received pins for our prize as well as pride. I remember adoring those pins and that sash. In my later high school years, I knew a boy who was in a Venturing Crew. I was very interested in joining, but then I was too far away and headed off to college soon anyhow… and thus I was. . .

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Update

So OrangeBlossom is okay. She stopped by about 11:15, slept and woke ravenous at 1:35. She kept down crackers and cereal and drank a whole water bottle over the next few hours. AppleBlossom spent the afternoon glossy-eyed and I was wary but she never got sick in the same way. Today both girls claimed to be sick but had fits of hyperactivity and no one was activity I’ll. Almond is still working on his top right front tooth and now I see evidence of the bottom two front teeth as well. And he’s acting like it. Oh and at 10:30 tonight we discovered water dripping from the ceiling and thus as ice dam on the roof and pooling in the attic that is now dripping in the kitchen/living room. I’m only freaking out a little.

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PreK3 Curriculum for 2014-2015

Having just finished drafting my post for the K5 Curriculum (even if it is six months late!) I figured perhaps I should also write a post for our PreK3 Curriculum this year as well. As my second child is entering into the world of academia I am learning some important lessons. While AppleBlossom was ready to jump and run early on and loves workbooks and “doing school” things… her sister is, well… a free spirit. OrangeBlossom should have been called PinkBlossom. If it is not pink, princess, or fairy related she’s not interested. All life must involved things that are pretty, beautiful, in skirts and sparkily is a plus. Sitting to “do school”, so not her thing. She will beg for school for a minute or two, and then flit here and there and yonder. OrangeBlossom is my here, there and yonder child at three years old. Who know what the. . .

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– starting the morning

‘Wayfarers Ancients’ – starting the morning with Tot, PreK, and LG (lower grammar). 5 year old reading aloud from ‘The Beginners Bible’ while her 3 year old sister listens and their 6 month old brother is flailing at a board book copy of ‘The Beginners Bible Book of Prayers’. On other days I’ve read the same Bible story from our ‘Family Reading Bible’. In the next time through Wayfarers Ancients we will use the ‘Egermeier’s Bible Story Book’. I partially want to read it now. But with AppleBlossom (5) reading basic stuff now as she does well in her phonics it makes more sense to have her read something on her level. After all another four years she’ll be 9 and Egermeier’s definitely works then. And I’ll have the Toddlers version of that to go along then as well! And now back to reality. He’s six month old today!!

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Lab test diagnosis

Influenza A. It’s the flu. I’ve never truly had a flu diagnosis before. Little boy’s nasal swab tested positive for Influenza A. And because the three year old is already fever free she doesn’t need anything and will soon be well. The Enginerd and I should be soon to follow on the wellness train. However we are we are getting Tamiflu or some such to help the baby through it. And if you’re wondering I feel awful. And for what it’s worth: “Influenza S is a virus affecting the upper respiratory track.”

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105.7 fever anyone?

Ok. Pertinent details 4.5 month old has a 101.2 fever. Starting Saturday afternoon with the three year old, followed by the Enginerd, and then by Sunday afternoon myself. High fevers 105.7 often. A slight runny nose. Voice is lost and a very infrequent cough that feels like razor blades. The five year old is dandy and hasn’t topped 99. Yesterday was really bad for the three year old but she was 102 at four am and has only gone down. She’s sitting at 99 herself now. And if I recall what he said (after all my head is a bit fuzzy) the Enginerd is going between 99-101 and still taking Tylenol. I think I’m down to 99.7 myself. But once fever hit the infant my brain no longer works. So apparently a fast high burning virus. But I don’t like the idea of his having it. I haven’t sleep more. . .

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Practice, practice, practice! and it’s fun!! (with IXL!)

What an incredible year this has been for reviews, I’ve been especially pleased in finding new curriculum ideas for our homeschooling life. Some have been wonderful and will be new staples in our regimen, while others have been neat and we might continue if a budget allows. One program we have been blessed to discover and experience for the last several weeks that will definitely be a program on my go-list is IXL ~ (http://www.IXL.com/). In the past, I’ve seen sales for IXL (such as through the co-op) and I’ve seen their ads and banners on blog sidebars, but I never really knew what it was about…  Through the blessing of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, I have been blessed to gain access to both the IXL Math and IXL Language Arts for one year with an account for both of my students. I’ve been using this with AppleBlossom (age 5 years, 3.5 months). . .

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Wrap up? Update?

I’m not sure if I want to call this a weekly update or am October wrap up. Either way. . . We’ve been trekking along in school. AppleBlossom is 5 years 4 months old. OrangeBlossom is 3 years 2-3/4 months old. Almond boy Blossom is 3-1/2 months old. AppleBlossom is doing a plethora of fun things. We call this year K5 but a majority of what we are doing is technically called First Grade, although we are in no rush. This week we have come upon the first quarter in Seton Home Study School First Grade, our intent was to make this curriculum last two years, but so far outside of art and music it doesn’t look like it will, so we might make it with lots of reading being our second year of it. But this is only the first quarter so who knows what the next three quarters. . .

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Surviving Stitches with Kids… I’ve joined the club.

*People, I’m not a doctor and while I do have a degree in nursing and I’m a mama who experienced this, use your own judgement and contact your medical advice team. This is just my experience and you may not solely rely on me.*

Read my eventful two days and my story on getting through the experience of having a child with stitches. I did it and survived.

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