Sunday, September 16, 2012

* Preschool Play *

3 - 2 - 1 - Blast Off

* Sept. 9 - Sept. 13 Wrap-Up *

Our first week went so smoothly. The kids and I had so much fun and it was incredibly calm. They even asked if we could do school on Saturday and Sunday. I told them we could  read our read-outloud books and maybe do calendar time.

Monday: Calendar, We Choose Virtues - Diligence, History, Amish Readers, Read, Write, Build (RWB) Mats, Critical Thinking Skills Workbooks, Multi/Divis. Math Work, Game - Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego, Read out-loud-Little Toot and Strawberry Girl

Tuesday: Calendar, Diligence, Geography (ID), Amish Readers, History, Handwriting, Editor in Chief,           Grace - comprehensive workbook, RWB Mats, Read out-loud - The Snowy Day and Strawberry Girl

Wednesday: Calendar, Diligence, Geography (CT), History, Editor in Chief, Read out-loud - A Blessing from Above, Flip the Dolphin, Corduroy and Strawberry Girl

Thursday: Calendar, Diligence, Geography (MD), History, Editor in Chief, Math (Rods and WB), Read out-loud - The Cats of Tiffany Street, A Lion Grows Up, I Like Cats, and Strawberry Girl

Science was a skip week this week.

The kids are reading:

Asa: Black Beauty
Zach: Beast Quest
Grace and I: The Little Princess

Friday, September 7, 2012

* MFW First Grade *

When I did my curriculum post I planned on picking up MFW kindergarten where we left off last spring but realized that Grace is writing and reading three and four letter words. We are going to do a review of letters and numbers but I think she is ready for MFW First Grade.

* Starting School Early *

Today was our first day of homeschooling co-op and even though I brought the camera I didn't get a single picture taken. I help with the preschool class and my older kids were off and running. They had such a blast! My oldest said he had such a good time that it wouldn't even fit into the Azure truck (which is the semi-truck that comes to bring our monthly co-op food orders).

With the excitement of the day still fresh, I have been questioned and begged to start school. They wanted to start tomorrow but we have soccer tomorrow. We start on Monday.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

* Free Periodic Table Lessons *

This free element lesson on Aluminum (including a coloring page) will help you get a feel for teaching the elements of the periodic table to your kids, and developing lesson plans for the other elements.

* New Classroom Chairs *

So, after having the wood all cut in the correct pieces for about four months, I finally got to finish these chairs. They are from Anna White of Knock Off Wood and they were pretty easy to build.

 The were under $4 to build, light enough for an 18 month old to pick up and stack-able.
Isn't this a cute little desk. It was a freebie on the side of the road. The kids love it and are still fighting over who gets to sit there. I think my daughter has claimed it as her own.