I woke up this morning with this Elvis Costello song in my head, funny how appropriate it seems for a Monday morning. After a fun weekend for the whole family full of play dates making paper dolls using the Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer (Lot's o' fun), board games, and a huge most amazing 2-day snow fort building, sledding, snowballing adventure with our super-cool neighbors! More to come on this I'm sure, the forts will continue to grow.
So yes, after a fun filled weekend, I began handing out assignments this morning to two happy-to-be-schooling-in-PJ's kids this morning. After a few weeks of this homeschooling thing I notice that we are starting to form our own rhythm within the days and find it both exciting and comforting. I spent last evening preparing lessons for the week in Geography, Science (we'll do another experiment on Thursday), grammar, writing, multiplication and more Norse Myths. I've found workbooks to be great for our family. They aren't all that we are using but they are great for some basics. We've been using the math mammoth blue series. I like the way the books are set up individually by math function instead of grade level. We purchased the 4th-6th grade letting the two kids work at their own pace. We're also supplementing with some other books and websites to keep things interesting (especially for my girl who though quite bright doesn't enjoy math right now). For reading the kids are each enjoying their own books individually and we have yet to chose another family read aloud book. Any suggestions?
So off we start on another busy yet fun filled adventuresome week!
|deciding how to customize their dolls|
|our cat Jelly enjoying the game as well|
|He lives in these PJs right now!|