Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Week Happenings

Our school year has officially begun, and we have been at it for 2 weeks.   We had distractions, schedule adjustments, and attitude adjustments.  But overall, I would say it was a success.  :)  Here is a glimpse into our first weeks of school. 

Memphis Belle began her half-day church preschool class.  While she is at church, the boys and I do our "homeschool thing" (as Crazy Horse calls it).


Each day Crazy horse practices his handwriting and letter formation.


He improves fine motor skills with coloring, tracing, and various activity trays.


We also work on letter recognition and letter formation using playdough and blocks.




Old Crow works on his reading each day.  He is currently reading The Bears on Hemlock Mountain.





We also work on phonics-based spelling with our All About Spelling board.


For math practice and copywork, Old Crow likes to take his work to his "office."  We set up a small desk in a nook in his bedroom.  It is perfect for a quiet space with no distractions.



Old Crow was reluctant to play the piano, but he has taken to it so well!  He loves his lessons and looks forward to practicing each day.



We enjoyed learning our continents with sidewalk chalk.


Then we learned about oceans with a blob map and watercolors.



The boys work together with blocks and Legos while listening to memory work.


Then to celebrate our hard work we made cupcakes!!




I also enjoyed a cupcake or two...this "homeschool thing" is hard work for Mom too.  ;)
Jenny


3 comments:

  1. What piano lessons do you use? We love legos as well, it's a must. ;)

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    1. Hey Vanyah,
      The boys take private lessons each week and we practice at home. I'm refreshing my memory along with their practice! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Jenny

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