Thursday, October 30, 2008

Renovating

So we've been tied to the house this whole week because workers are here ripping out and replacing all the wiring and fixing up a bunch of stuff. When it's done we will have some new ceilings and walls, new ceiling fans in the dining room and bedrooms, new kitchen lighting, a totally redone stairwell with new walls/carpeting/floor, refinished wood floors, a new circuit breaker upstairs, every room painted, and a bunch of new, safer electrical outlets. I'm so excited. I just can't leave while they're here (they tend to just walk out the front door without locking up). But it seems the kids have been getting more academic work done than usual. I've noticed with W that he really gets the history and science readings. He just loves the battle stories of the Romans, British, Spartans, Persians, etc. Paddle to the Sea is another one he looks forward to. It's a fun geography story that follows the journey of a wooden toy down rivers and lakes from Canada through the US and into the sea. He's mastered cursive writing and was even complimented on it at CCD class last week by his teacher.

I finally got the pictures from the Drawing Center and the Central Park Urban Rangers up on the last post. Click on them to make them larger!

2 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Angela,

The "email me" lin on your sidebar isn't working for me so I'm just leaving you a comment that you can hopefully moderate out!

Early next year I am launching a quirky new zine for homeschooling families!

There's a lot more to our lives than homeschooling (right??) and I'm creating a zine that's insightful and thought-provoking, but also fun and a bit zany…. Around Zine will inspire, amuse, and delight you!

You can find more info here: http://www.seabirdchronicles.com/zine

I would LOVE for you to contribute anything about homeschooling in NYC! My gosh, the field trips you must have! (I was just reading about some of the more recent ones here - very cool!)

Laura

NYCitymomx3 said...

Thanks for the heads-up Laura. i will definitely check that out!

Angela
p.s. I fixed the email link, lol.