Saturday, September 06, 2014

Good Beginnings!

We started up our school year and what a couple weeks we've had!
We officially started school and I tried to get a picture with the kids all showing what grade they were in (I tried to get Leili to sign "K" but really it just looked like she was flashing gang signs...)!
Leili was up at the crack of dawn asking if she was a kindergartner yet, she got all of her school work done before any of the older kids were out of bed! Just she and mama.
The first week we of course started with the letter A, I can remember doing this with the other kids. It is sad that this is my last kindergartener.
We also made a morning candle for while we say our verses and do some finger plays. Leili really enjoyed this!
Leili and I also made bees for our nature table. We have so many bees this year!
And then we started homeschool co-op.This session we are taking all 3 hours, this is a big change for us and quite a commitment!!!
I am hoping this good start is a good omen for the year!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014-15 Ready to Roll!

Well here we go shoving off into the new school year! How is it that I have all 4 kids school age this year?!? Yes my little one is kindergarten so not major academics, but still this is crazy! Here is a look into this years mama's school book, things get wiggled a bit but for the most part this is the plan for the year. (Sorry some of the photos came out blurry I have no idea how that happened!)

As usual we are using Oak Meadow for the majority of the subjects, we do not do their social studies or history. It is just easier on this mama to do that together as a group. I am considering doing Fern and Jake's science together to also help with the amount of material I am teaching and time. As you can see there is also a little Waldorf, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling and TJed thrown in too! I have learned over the years that homeschool labels are generally just narrowing and constricting and so I don't label our philosophy. We take what works for our family from wherever we find it and call it good!
If you have any questions let me know! I'm happy to share!