|This is Little Bits, he was sorting bears. He loves to do this.|
This year we finally did it! We started some school this past Monday. I decided that we aren't going to get back to everything right away, just the basics and some reading. Right now we are working on phonics, grammar and math. We have continued reading through the summer and Bible is not considered school for us so we've been doing that all along anyway.
|Alpha Boy had just finish a letter matching game, which he really enjoyed. Not real sure why he was being camera shy. I just love how kids think as long as they close their eyes, no one can see them.|
|"Fine Mom, I'll smile."|
My goal for us is to school in the morning and then still have time to play in the afternoon and evening. We are also not schooling on Fridays except maybe for some math, so there is still plenty of time left over for play.
|Computer Girl doing her Daily Grams.|
|Little Bits was 'playing school" with his big sister.|
|Having fun and gettin' creative!|
|The Lil' Chef brushing up on her drawing skills.|
The girls also started their Draw to Learn: The Life of Jesus books this week and I think they are wonderful! They are not that into them yet, but maybe in time they will learn to love them. Regardless I am going to have them persevere through them because I think they are great for a personal devotional!
|P.E. - They love to jump on the trampoline. Today they jumped FOREVER, they did relay races and turned the back yard into an obstacle course.|
|Most of us LOVE bugs. We like to collect them and check them out for a few days before letting them go. This week we got to watch a mom and baby leaf bug. They were really cool. This of course opened the door to going online and looking up many different bugs. We even enjoyed watching a dancing stick bug on Youtube.|
My plan has been to do school with Alpha Boy, Computer Girl and then The Lil' Chef. I feel like Alpha Boy and Computer Girl need to school early while they are happy, have energy, and are focused. If they do their school later I can tell a big difference in their attitudes and their performance.
The Lil' Chef is the type that is up and doing school before my feet hit the floor, most days. She is very self motivated but I still need to help her with some math and grammar. As soon as I wake up, and I really mean AS SOON AS, she wants my help. This has been difficult because I like to first at least have a cup of coffee with in arms reach. Then, I like to make them breakfast and while they eat, I read Bible. So at this point, I am
Anyone else start school this week? How did it go?