Fairy Garden Summer Day Camp: The Before Pictures

So, our Summer Camp plans changed this week. After an executive meeting, our campers decided on Plan B: Fairy Garden. We are creating a fairy garden out of an old, overgrown sandbox.

 

Here's the before picture. Our Fairy Garden was overgrown and full of sticks/weeds.

Here’s the before picture. Our Fairy Garden was overgrown and full of sticks/weeds.

 

Jacob is surveying the work to be done.

Jacob is surveying the work to be done.

 

Fairy Garden Before 2

Fairy Garden Summer Day Camp: Work Begins

Jacob and Laney create plans for the Fairies. These plans include a mall, grocery store and place to dance.

Jacob and Laney create plans for the Fairies. These plans include a mall, grocery store and place to dance.

 

Work begins.

Work begins.

 

Laney needs a popsicle break.

Laney needs a popsicle break.

 

Jacob and Prickers work hard to make the place pretty.

Jacob and Prickers work hard to make the place pretty.

Prickers heads to the playground. She is done helping.

Prickers heads to the playground. She is done helping.

 

Misc. Pics from Ancient Greece Summer Day Camp

Swimming at Camp 5

Crazeeee Selah

Selah in Greek Garb

The Lovely Delaney.

The Lovely Delaney.

Brothers.

Brothers.

Josiah swinging.

Josiah swinging.

Josiah on Tire Swing

Jacob in his cool Greek mask.

Jacob in his cool Greek mask.

Elijah in his Greek garb.

Elijah in his Greek garb.

Jacob striking a similar pose in his Greek crown.

Jacob striking a similar pose in his Greek crown.

Elijah's completed lapbook. Very cool.

Elijah’s completed lapbook. Very cool.

Elijah Lapbook 2

Elijah stops to strike a pose while Jacob keeps on working.

Elijah stops to strike a pose while Jacob keeps on working.

Elijah is super excited.

Elijah is super excited.

And the Bramble Ancient Greek Silly Olympic Medal Winners ARE…

Jacob Medal PicJacob won the Gold in the Silly Running Race and the Bronze in Hula Hoop Contest. In addition, Jacob walked away to compose himself after feeling a bit angry with the other contestants. Because he chose to walk away and not get into trouble, he received a Special Award for Good Sportsmanship.

And MORE Bramble Ancient Greek Silly Olympic Medal Winners ARE…

Elijah took the Silver in the Silly Running Race and Bronze in Frisbee Toss.

Elijah took the Silver in the Silly Running Race and Bronze in Frisbee Toss.

 

Elijah's brother, Josiah, took Silver in the Frisbee Toss and wasn't happy about it. He didn't, sadly, win any Good Sportsmanship awards. :-(

Elijah’s brother, Josiah, took Silver in the Frisbee Toss and wasn’t happy about it. He didn’t, sadly, win any Good Sportsmanship awards. :-(

And EVEN MORE Bramble Ancient Greek Silly Olympic Medal Winners ARE…

Now, for our female athletes…They also won the award for “Most Fashionable.”

Delaney surprised herself and won GOLD in the Frisbee Toss. She said, when we started, "I can't do this." Guess what Girlfriend?? YOU DID!!

Delaney surprised herself and won GOLD in the Frisbee Toss. She said, when we started, “I can’t do this.” Guess what Girlfriend?? YOU DID!!

Selah Medal Pic

Selah took Bronze in the Silly Race. You’ll notice she took a cue from the Kenyan runners to compete without shoes…and purple socks. I think it gave her an edge.

Delaney Medal Pic

Homeschool Resources for Dyslexia

Originally posted on Simple Days making for an Exciting Adventure:

Homeschooling is a terrific option for many children with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia.  At first, you may think that it is too much to tackle.  However, you have time on your side when you homeschool!  Children with dyslexia and dysgraphia typically need to have information presented in multiple ways.  Children with dyslexia also do much better when information is presented either in a small group or one on one.  Teachers do not have the time or the resources to do these two things even when they really want to.

My son worked with a tutor for one full year two times a week while in the third grade.  After that year, I realized that I could work with him as well.  There are a ton of programs out there for children with dyslexia.  I have tried many and the following is what we have now found that works for us.

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Bramble’s Greek Gods

Our Very Cool-Looking Ancient Greeks (From Left ): Jacob, Delaney, Josiah, Selah and Elijah

Our Very Cool-Looking Ancient Greeks (From Left ): Jacob, Delaney, Josiah, Selah and Elijah

Swimming at Bramble

Selah, Delaney and Jacob are having some summer fun. ;-)

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