Homeschool Kindergarten day-in-the-life post), but he also gets plenty of his own activities...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
E (just turned 5) is our resident artist. I wanted to share some of her masterpieces. E prides herself on the realism of her art. Sometimes when I'm reading books about nature and animals aloud to the kids, I'm not sure if E is listening, but then she makes detailed drawings and starts telling me stories about the behaviors of the different animals. Here's another nature drawing..
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Nothing makes a picture book more fun than letting the kids do a special activity related to the story. After reading Miss Rumphius a book by Barbara Cooney about a woman who plants Lupines to make the world more beautiful, the girls painted their own Lupine flowers. Here's what we did...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
We had a total of eight road trips with the kids this past summer - most of which were six hours long. To help the kids pass the time, I put together a number of busy bags and travel games. This little magnetic travel Tic-Tac-Toe game only took a couple minutes to put together (using dollar store supplies) and was a big hit. Here's how it's made..
Sunday, August 31, 2014
After a whirlwind summer, with four week-long vacations, visitors from overseas, and the twins' 5th birthdays, we're back home and getting into the swing of homeschooling. This is my third "Day in the Life" post since I've been blogging, and it's always fun looking back and seeing what homeschool was like for us at each stage. Here's A Day in Our Homeschool Preschool and last year's Homeschool Kindergarten Daily Schedule. This year the girls are "officially" in Kindergarten again (we're getting free Calvert materials through an online charter school), but I'm adding a lot of 1st grade material as well.
No homeschool day is the same for us, but here's a little glimpse into a day in our life....
Thursday, July 3, 2014
I've been taking nature walks with the kids since before they could walk and encouraging them to observe the world around them. Last week we did our first "formal" nature study, on wildflowers. Here's what we did..
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
In our study of France in Homeschool Kindergarten, the kids and I made crepes. It was a great Montessori-style practical life activity with plenty of fine motor skills work. Here's what we did...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Getting something in the mail is so much fun - even more so when it's a box from Influenster full of wonderful products to try! I recently received my third VoxBox from the Influenster program: the GoVoxBox, which was a perfect fit for this busy, active Mommy. Here's what was included: