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Last Day of Fall Semester

iFamily’s Fall Semester has ended.

We get a two month break and start up again the end of January.

Our family has enjoyed all of our classes so much and I am thrilled with what my children are learning there.

In fact, here is a list of just my children’s classes this past semester.

JQ‘s classes:

1) Say What? (a High School/College level writing class)

2) Sword of Freedom (a scholar Civil War class)

3) ACTivate (an advanced acting class- they are performing a play in January)

Dolly M‘s classes:

1) Choir (a choir class that performed two different times)

2) Foundations of Liberty (a scholar leadership class that are planning a Youth Conference this summer)

3) ACTivate (an advanced acting class- they are performing a play in January)

Babups’ classes:

1) iShakespeareLive (a scholar Shakespeare class- they are performing a Shakespeare play Spring 2013)

2) Manners Matter (a class teaching etiquette and proper manners)

3) Out of This World (an astronomy science class)

EBoo’s classes:

1) Choir (a choir class that performed two different times)

2) Pioneer Too (a Love of Learning class about the pioneers)

3) Hullabaloo (a Love of Learning class where they learn unique and old fashioned games)

Presto’s classes:

1) Pioneer Too (a Love of Learning class about the pioneers)

2) Creative Corner (a Core arts and crafts class)

3) Children’s Choir

Here in these pictures, EBoo’s Hullabaloo class are playing some games on the side walk.  It was a perfect day to play outside.

Thanks Tracy for a fun time of games!





Here is Babups’ Manners Matter class that on the last day had an Etiquette Dinner to show off all their new manners.


The kids made the food and created the table decor.


Thank you Keri for helping to refine my son and teach him those critical manners that matter.  He’s already implementing them in our family.


Then, at the end of the day, the newly formed iFamily Orchestra played for us all in their first ever concert.





I was blown away at how good they sounded for only having 12 class periods.  Yeah, they didn’t sound like the Philharmonic, but they were awesome!!

This is Jennifer, the conductor and brain-child of the fantastic iFamily Orchestra.

Jen… briliant, beautiful, boogle-my-mind amazing.

Thank you.

I’m looking forward to next semester.


Halloween at iFamily 2012

We had iFamily today and it was also Halloween.

There were a lot of fun and different costumes that the kids came up with.

I love the socks 🙂

The weather was bizarre too, but warmly bizarre.  

(See how no one is wearing a heavy coat or even a jacket.)

I think it reached into the high 60’s.

That is unheard of for Halloween in this Idaho area.

No coats.

No chilling wind.

Just great weather to enjoy a day dressing up with friends.

Here is my clan.

The Football Star, the Handsome Fireman, the cool Doctor and the squirmy Zebra baby girl.

And don’t forget beneath the 50’s guy with awesome white socks 🙂

Egg Carton Bats

Here is the egg carton bat Halloween craft we made from one of my Pinterest pins.

What I liked about this craft…EASY and kids will finish it!

Items Needed:

  1. Egg cartons (recycled cardboard is best)- one bat has three cups
  2. Scissors
  3. Black paint and paint brush
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Glue (I used a glue gun)
  6. Yarn or string to hang the bat (I used black yarn)

Take an egg carton and take off the lid (I just ripped this recycled carton).

Then rip the bottom in half.

And then rip that in half, again.

One more time, rip the six cups in half to make a three cup bat 🙂

Trim around edges of the cups of any jagged pieces.

Cut out triangles to make the bat wings look…uh…wingy.

Now you are ready to paint inside and out.

We painted them black but you can do whatever color floats your boat.

Let dry fully.

Ours took a good half of a day to dry.  Better yet, let them dry overnight.

Glue gun the goggly eyes on the side you cut out the wings.

Take the yarn cut the length you desire and then fold it in half.

Tie a bow in the middle of the yarn and glue the bow to the the top of the middle cup.

Knot the two ends and there you have a flying bat!

Bat-fully adorable.

Babups is King!

Today at iFamily, Babups had a presentation on the religions of the Elizabethean Era in his Shakespeare class.  It was fun, because he dressed up like  King Henry VIII and talked about three of his six wives: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Jane Seymour.


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