Sunday, August 31, 2008

First Week

The rest of our first week went pretty well. We finished the All About Me books and read more books about feelings and how people can be different. Here are the kids' book pages before we put them together.




These are paper bag puppets they made of themselves:


We did some math and spelling review. We read and learned about family trees. Colin learned about archaeology. We started our human body study by labeling a body diagram, reading some books, and learning about cells.                                                                                                                              

On Friday, we studied dinosaurs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School

Today was our first day of school. The girls were so excited when they got up this morning and saw their stuff out on the table. They didn't even want to eat breakfast before getting started. We started making an All About Me book. They decorated a person to look like themselves, drew their family, wrote their name, and made their handprints. We read some books about liking ourselves and that it's okay to be different. Colin also did history. We talked about what history is and how we find out about history. He started making a timeline of his life. When he was adding his sisters' births to it, he said that was the best thing that had happened in his life. Isn't he sweet? Caleigh got to pick dinner since it's her first day of kindergarten. She chose tacos and I made some chocolate cookies for a special dessert. At dinner, Molly told Daddy that they had pretend school today and didn't even have to go very far.



Tomorrow we will finish the All About Me books and add some more subjects. We'll do some review work for math, spelling, and cursive.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Not Back to School Day

Today was the first day back for public schools here. I decided not to start today so we could celebrate just because we can. We went to lunch with some friends and then went bowling with them and some more friends. The kids had a great time.



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Getting ready to start school

This is our 4th official year of homeschooling, but the kids have always been at home. Colin (8) is starting 3rd grade and Caleigh (5) is starting kindergarten. Molly is 3 1/2 years old and will participate as much as she wants. We will be starting our school year next Monday, August 25. This is what we'll be using to start this year. There are some other things I plan to add in the spring.    


Right Start Math   

Spell to Write and Read 

Cursive First

Egermeier's Bible Story book

First Language Lessons

Story of the World (SOTW)-  Ancient History 

Science- Human Body (fall), Earth Science (spring)   



Right Start Math A  

Spell To Write and Read

Handwriting without Tears      

Five in a Row (FIAR) and Homeschool Share (HSS)   

Draw Write Now

100 Bible Stories 

She will also do some history and science along with Colin.   


Molly will do many of the same things as Caleigh. She likes to be like her big sister. We will add in some Before Five in a Row books for her. We will also be doing other preschool things: letters, numbers, cutting.