• Homeschool

    2011 Not Back to School Blog Hop

    I missed last week, it was Ethan’s birthday and I didn’t think about posting until the end of the week. I have posted the curriculum I’m using here if you’d like to take a look. I have dropped Story of the World and Science. We just started our fourth week of school and are do most of our schooling right here. That’s our coffee table and couch. Usually Ethan pulls up a Little Tykes chair to the coffee table but today he sat/lounged/laid on the couch while doing school. On Thursdays, we doing our Children’s Music Journey program and so I set up 2 keyboards. One in my room, where…

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    Week 1 Day 1

    Monday we started school, the kids are I, I’m pretty sure were equally excited. The first half of the day went great. We did spelling and grammar first. I was surprised that Ethan already knew how to spell his words for the week. I’m not sure what I should do, if I should just stick with it or go ahead and purchase the next level up. From what I remember the curc was about $15, so no biggie if we need to move up. I’ll probably stick with this one for the next couple of weeks and if Ethan consistently knows the words will either skip through to find words…

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    First day of school

    We started our new school year today. I actually sat down and made out a schedule July 11 – 29 (3 weeks) August 8 – October 28 (12 weeks) November 7 – 21 (2 weeks) November 28 – December 16 (3 weeks) January 16 – April 6 (12 weeks) April 30 – May 25 (4 weeks) = our 36 weeks M, W, F – Spelling, math, science, grammar T, Th – Spelling, math, handwriting, meet the masters(art)/ Children’s music journey (piano)        

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    Literally literal

    The other day during school Ethan and I were cutting out objects to finish the pattern on a worksheet. Most of the pictures had dotted line squares around them to show where to cut, the circles didn’t. So I said “Just cut the circles square” or something to that effect. Then continued on cutting out the pieces that I had. Then Ethan says “Oh, I literally cut the circle into a square” I turned and looked and yes he had in fact cut the circle into the shape of a square. I forget that I have to be careful with what I say because Ethan always goes for the literal…

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    Homeschool – Week 5 and 6 in Review

    We didn’t do much last week. Ethan wasn’t feeling too well and his attention span was in the negative range. We did lessons 9 and 10 and started the Final Project for MBTP and did lessons 10 and 11 in RSM. Week 6 was much more productive Monday – We finished up Concept 1 Unit 1 Final Project in MBTP and completed RSM lesson 12 and 13. I can’t wait to be done with part/wholes I feel like it’s just making everything harder then it has to be. We did a little bit of work with money and Ethan was very excited. One of his favorite things to do is…

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    Week 4 in review

    Last week we completed MBTP lessons 5, 6, 7, and 8 and Right Start Math lessons 8 and 9. We are finishing up our study about environments and habitats. Ethan is pretty into it and likes to get the Animal Habitats book out and just flip through it. I’m still not to keen on the math but Ethan gets it and it seems to be working for him. I’m not a math person so maybe I wouldn’t be happy with any math that we did, who knows.

  • Family

    Kindergarten

    I have spent months, years researching and planning for this moment. I’ve been so busy doing that, that it is just now sinking in that my baby boy is starting kindergarten this year. Yes, he will be at home, since we are homeschooling but it doesn’t change the fact that he is school aged now.  I got a little, okay a lot, teary eyed thinking about that earlier.

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