Ok, I am addicted to Outschool.com- I completely admit it!
This was her second class and she’s learned 1 and half dances already.
The hula teacher’s link (Ms. Ash) is https://outschool.com/classes/weekly-hula-lessons-for-ages-3-6-tri2Ev6R?usid=xeOPVbLs&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
If you go to her profile, she has other classes offered as well and more spots available
It wasn’t a difficult set up, except for the part where the man boinged himself with a bungee… absolutely LOVE the new rebounder and can’t wait to get it into the RV.
(also, to get it out of the little house. I have no room in here for 2 rebounders)
Cake the kitten was RIDICULOUS about the new one. He was bouncing and dancing all over the thing for a solid 2 hours.
I really LOVE the new stabilizer bar. I thought I ordered one for a larger trampoline, but I was mistaken. Keeping it, though. It’s great to have something to hold onto when one is feeling off balance or dizzy.
I got the bar for my dad’s rebounder originally, but it doesn’t fit the 48″ ones (It only fits the smaller ones). It really improves the experience, even for me. It makes me feel safer when I am wobbly. I suffer from vertigo and weird dizziness leftover from being sick still. My dad has essential tremor and balance issues (thanks, Vietnam War). Having a stability bar is a must for those of us with issues such as these.
The bar has 3 height adjustments, with the highest being comfortable enough for someone about 6′ or more.
I really love this new addition to our rebounder, I will probably order a big one for both dad and me.
I haven’t had time to write the lonnnng (and it will be long) PTSD filled trauma surrounding my covid and pulmonary embolism recovery, due to beginning home schooling the kiddo and other weird snafus (like 3 people in my family, including the kitten, injury their right legs/paws).
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I cannot possibly imagine homeschooling without a variety of chalkboards! They save paper (and trees) and can be used over and over again.
I prefer the Arteza brand chalkboard markers. They are easily cleaned, don’t drip, and are vibrantly colored.
All of the chalkboards we currently use (and other essentials) can be found (I purchased this on my own) on my Amazon affiliate list of HOMESCHOOL MUST HAVES here:
Yeah, I don’t really know much about this ‘influencer’ stuff, but I get sent a lot of discount codes and things to try- and I also LIVE on Amazon since this lockdown began.
I put this up so I could share the things we love, like a Pinterest board of sorts, with discount codes and things for the people who follow us.
Please follow us on Amazon- and also at Instagram @missmaisiebabyfashionista and I will follow you back!
When we went into quarantine for covid in March, we moved ‘temporarily’ into my work bungalow and out of the big house. We converted it from a sparsely decorated work space into a home where we could safely be away from family members and not spread illness.
Since then, I’ve grown too fond of this little house and we’ve been living here full time. The rest of the (adult) family are blocks away at our main residence and we’re enjoying the quiet.
Links to items we used (thus far) in the redo can be found on my Amazon affiliate page: https://www.amazon.com/shop/missmaisiebabyfashionista?listId=3QXLSL8YMMTRA&ref=idea_share_inf but we purchased these on our own.
There were quite a few problems having to deal with this room to begin with:
1. Room is only 9’x14’, with the door next to the only wide wall available to fit the king sized bed.
2. Closet door and window on other available walls.
3. The remaining wall has no room for side tables.
The original wall color was a pale gray (as is most of the house). I wanted a warm white neutral wall. We went with Benjamin Moore’s White Dove OC-17.
We still have to finish the decorating/art/getting more furniture in, but I think it is a tremendous start!
The Novogratz bed is incredibly comfortable. I am pleased with the results thus far.
We will be changing out the overhead lighting to something more modern and adding a dimmer switch to the room as well.
Getting wall color up
Yeah, I am obsessed with outschool.com and no, I am not a rep (but, gosh, I should be at this point. I’m in love with it!)
Since we’re stuck in the house all day and I am not willing to risk our health again by taking classes in real time. Outschool and Zoom classes really help fill in gaps in her education- and also give her opportunities to take classes that would normally not be available to us locally, like hula dance class and a live native French immersion class (which she also takes- more about those in other posts).
We have access to these amazing teachers from all over the world, just at our fingertips!
I adore Oak Meadow, but I concede defeat in some of the subjects, like finger knitting and recorder. Outschool really helps me (and gives me short breaks to do my work, use the toilet, eat food, maybe comb my hair, hide in the closet pretending real life is around the corner).
Today, she learned about cleaning the recorder, how to recognize notes, some music history, and the song “Hot Cross Buns”. They are working on the B/A/G notes right now-
Miss Debbie’s class link on Outschool is HERE.
If you try out her class or have other classes to recommend to us, please leave a comment below!
She took a finger knitting class today for the first time on Outschool.com.
Knitting and finger knitting are part of her Oak Meadow curriculum.
Here is an excerpt from a great article on the benefits of finger knitting for kids:
“Finger knitting is a fantastic, and addictive, activity for preschoolers. It builds dexterity and strength in those small muscles which control the hand, fingers, and thumb—all critical for later writing skills. Finger knitting also encourages eye-hand coordination, concentration, and perseverance—all equally important for children’s development. (Interestingly enough, when a child is fully engaging their small muscles, their large muscles relax and they actually can sit still!)”
It was so good, Maisie asked Ms. Cindy if she could do a weekly class. She has never done this!
This is the link to Ms. Cindy’s class on Outschool.com. She was extremely engaging, patient, and lovely with the children.
Maisie made a little bracelet today. She wants to make another with beads next.
She bawled her eyes out when I read “The Three Dwarves” story to her for Oak Meadow’s language arts lesson today- the fair Queen in turned into a swan.
The letter G/g lesson had her drawing GEESE, though, and that confused her to no end.
We are covid survivors- I am also a pulmonary embolism survivor.
I will write more about it in this blog at a later date, but I believe in this company.
The one in the pic was purchased by me, but the company was kind enough to send me a smaller one to try out for the RV with a stability bar and provide me with a discount code for everyone.
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