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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Art and Literature!

I am loving our art and literature time! This was just a canvas and acrylic paint. No instructions, 1 rule...silence. We listened to a CD of poems read by different authors.

Tuesday's With Mom

I've decided to get back on blogging!!! I used to love it and it use to be a great motivator for me! I'm going to start by posting every Tuesday because that is "My"(I'll explain in another post) school day. I have a basic FLOW for the day. We get dressed, do morning chores and then eat breakfast before our school day starts. We do our workbooks first, write in our journals and then do "box time"(I'll explain later lol) before lunch. After lunch, we have reading and spelling lessons(we use "all about learning resources") then we have an open ended art activity while we listen to literature on CD. So I'm just going to jump in!!!!

Free Time!
I LOVE giving my kiddos LOTS of free time and Drake(10) has been working on this self portrait. He kept asking me to look at it and tell what didn't look right. He stood in the bathroom and looked in the mirror while he worked on it. He was very happy with it despite the look on his face lol He did that face to match his portrait haha

Ally(7) and Brandon(6) wrote their names on all of their Valentines for their home-school enrichment classes tomorrow.

Art and Literature
I have been LOVING this new time in our day! The kids sit so quietly as we listen to beautifully read literature! It's so relaxing! The art I have chosen has been VERY open ended! I purchased these wood letters at Walmart and the kids spent about half an hour to 45 minutes painting and then used glitter glue sticks to finish them off!

Although the finished project doesn't matter they always blow me away!!!

Reading and Spelling
Brandon has his cute little dog with us today!

I love the simple little games that come with this curriculum! They are so simple yet the kids LOVE them! Today we flipped eggs and read the word on the back.

That's a wrap for today! Hoping to keep this up every Tuesday!

Friday, September 5, 2014

School Plans 2014-2015

We do a lot as a Family!

  • Scriptures
  • Life of Fred(only the older 2 will do the writing portion)
  • Story of our World Volume 1, also the activity book but we don't do everything.
  • Science Center pass with Planetarium add on
  • Zoo membership
  • Local homeschooling group for field trips and Play dates
  • Gardening, yard work, and home projects. We try to involve all of the kids in these things as much as possible!
  • Each of the children get a 30 minute kindle turn each day. They each have their own profile that has just their age level, educational games that I hand select and it automatically times them out!
  • We also enjoy educational shows that I find on youtube, netflix and hulu. These are not planned but just as subjects come up and we want to learn more:)

Brandon is 2 years 8 months
He is just playing! Lots of outside time and hands on play!!! He loves to color, paint, drive cars, and act like a crazy boy!

Ally is 4 years old!
She participates in preschool that I teach from home. She is also drawing in her journal and has a few fun workbooks that she does whenever she likes:)

Jack is 5 years and 6 months
He has a kindergarten work book that he chooses whatever page he wants to do however, he does need to pick one each day(he loves it so he usually does several). He is also drawing and write in his journal and still participates in quite a bit of our preschool class. Jack already knows everything a kindergartner needs to know when they graduate so I won't be doing much with him this year. With the older 2 we pushed ahead because they were advanced. I feel like Jack needs time to mature a bit before we start more "formal" schooling. He is very active and has a really hard time sitting still if the activity isn't something he has chosen:)

Drake is 6 and 10 months
Drake is using Morning Work by teacher idea factory(my oldest used her 2nd and 1st grade sets and they were a huge blessing!!!). I love it! He does the reading and math. He also has a work book(Costco) that he chooses freely from. We are also working on All About Reading and All about spelling both level 2 about 2 times per week:) He also reads at least one book a day to a sibling and writes/draws in his journal daily.

Caden is 7 and 10 months
My oldest is very self motivated! He has taught himself cursive in just a few weeks, does math sheets for fun and learns about US and World geography on his own for fun! So since he is so self motivated, I really did not feel like he needed a full curriculum. I found the perfect work book for him at Costco that has reading, writing and Math(and some extra stuff) organized by week instead of by subject(Complete Year Gr. 3). I am excited to use it so that I can make sure he is working on those subjects and leave the rest to him!
We are also working on All About Reading and All about spelling both level 2 about 2 times per week:) He also reads at least one book a day to a sibling and writes/draws in his journal daily.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Treasure Box Party Favor

Gather some pirate goodies:) I tried to find chocolate coins but couldn't, so I did the ring pops. You could also do tattoos, necklaces, rings, gold nugget candy bars etc. I tried to keep it low candy:)

 Also some sort of filler. I snagged these for 10 cents each after last Easter:)

Fill each bag and roll it down.

Add 2 strips of masking tape.

Use glitter glue to make a key hole.

We used these for our treasure hunt that I will post tomorrow:)