Sunday, November 2, 2014

Homeschool and Everyday

We are having a really nice fall :) I love this time of year! I get so lost in the summer when there's no schedule to keep me on track. Right now, our schedule is working well. We're busy, but we're having fun and definitely getting school done, so that's what's important!

I am learning a lot about what works and what doesn't with our family for homeschooling. I am not thrilled with all of my curriculum choices for this year and will do a lot differently next year. Russell (and Meredith) is learning a lot - which is wonderful - but it's taking a lot of prep time for me, which is draining and it's difficult to find the time.

This (below) takes zero prep time - reading lessons and review on Russell loves it.

We've done some character lessons - below, we were learning about patience (and how it takes patience to wait for an apple tree to grow apples). The kids know that our definition of patience is "waiting with a happy heart."

This sweet girl continues to add joy and laughter to our days!

I bought a Lite Brite for the kids - they love it! Russell is very good at it; Meredith has to be watched or she'll stick lights in anywhere ;)

We learned about bats in science one week, so the kids painted some egg carton bats.

Paige got her own bat to color; she loves coloring!

Below - sorting by short vowel sound

Handwriting Without Tears; no complaints about this curriculum! 

There's definitely no perfect educational choice, but we are really enjoying homeschooling and finding our groove. We're particularly glad to be able to seamlessly incoporate Biblical teaching into our everyday academics.

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