Saturday, January 22, 2011
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Scotch Thermal Laminator
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
Yesterday was our very first day of homeschooling. We had a lot of fun.
We read some books. I am currently reading
to them. They played some Letter of the Week games. We had Gospel Study. We enjoyed our 1st lesson of Math U See. We played with Play dough and studied the weather. The kids watched a Signing Time video and then enjoyed making Beautiful Junk.
One of my kids favorite things to do is to make Beautiful Junk. What is Beautiful Junk? We just save all of our recycling in a box. When it is time to make some we bring out the box with glue, tape, markers (and occasionally glitter or paint). And an hour later we have tons of Beautiful Junk!
A mermaid bookmark…
Homemade ribbon breath mints…
plus many many more.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This will probably be changed and added to a hundred times but this is the plan for now…
Mustard Seed (3 years old):
In addition to the list below, he will be around for most of Cinnamon’s lessons. I am sure he will pick up some things from that too.
Basic Preschool Skills-
Cutting, gluing, coloring, shapes, colors, alphabet sounds, numbers, etc. I will mostly be using the wonderful things that have been created by Confessions of a Homeschooler as well as Home Grown Hearts. I will also be reading a lot of books and we will be playing a lot of games.
Cinnamon (5 almost 6 years old):
Cinnamon will be welcome to participate in all of our Toddler activities as well as…
Our choice for Science is
|Exploring Creation With Astronomy (Young Explorers)|
I have heard so many wonderful things about Apologia. I know that my kids and I are going to love these books.
We will use
|Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons|
|Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers|
We have already started this and I am so impressed! My daughter begs to do more then one lesson a day! We will begin the Bob books about halfway thru the book.
We will be using
|Artistic Pursuits Book One: The Elements of Art And Composition|
|Drawing with Children|
this year. We are starting with the preschool Artistic pursuits called:
|The Way They See It: A Book for Every Parent About the Art Children Make|
We will then move on to K-3 Book 1. My daughter wants to be an artist when she grows up, so I will be putting a special emphasis on art. We will also be making “Beautiful Junk” a couple of times a week. Basically I will give them “Junk” (paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, old ribbons, etc). With a little tape or glue you have “Beautiful Junk”.
We will use…
|Stories of the Great Composers (Book & CD) (Learning Link)|
We do a lot of singing and dancing as well as play with percussion instruments. So that will count as music too.
We will be using
|Around the World in 180 Days (2-volume set)|
as well as Expedition Earth from Confessions of a Homeschooler. My children are going to love filling up their passports!
We will be learning about American History this year. We will read books, do games, activities and make lapbooks for added enjoyment.
Aside from our family scripture study and Family Home Evening. We will be studying the New Testament. We will read the beginning reader- New Testament Stories. We will be watching videos from Living Scriptures: New Testament (We love these!!) We will practice songs from the Children’s Songbook and work on Scripture Mastery.
I will be reading a lot of picture books as well as chapter books. I will ask them to tell me what I read to them or draw a picture about what I have read.
We will be watching Signing Time Videos as well.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I had a really hard time choosing a math curriculum. They all seemed to offer great things. I finally narrowed it down to Math-U-See and RightStart Math. They both have received great reviews. After much thought and prayer I decided to go with Math-U-See. We will be starting the primer on our first day of school and I will let you know how it goes.
The long awaited… first day of homeschool. I have spent all summer planning and preparing for the year. We are all very excited. Our school district starts school on September 8th, so we will officially start the same day. I am still waiting for several packages to arrive. Hopefully they will get here in time. I do have enough to keep us busy until they do. We are going to gradually do more and more each day. I don’t want to overwhelm them. I will post about my curriculum choices later. Have a great day!