First I just have to say …
“I miss my blog soooo much!”
Okay, now that I have that off my chest I can continue. I wanted to share with you a little bit about how our homeschooling year is going so far. Since I hope to have lots of pictures, I’m going to split this post up into 3 parts. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the stuff I’m going to share:
The year started off great-at least for the first month (we started the beginning of August). We took a short break & it seems like it’s just gone downhill since then. As usual things have gotten all wacky around here. As of this week we have 2 more house guests staying in the back room with my sister-in-law & her fiance. Keep in mind that my house in total is only 904 sf., so I’ve been VERY stressed lately.
I tried something new today. LB has outgrown (yes already) the whole “Calendar Time”, but I wanted to find a way to keep him in tune with each day. Also, I’m trying to teach him how to use a notebook for some of his school stuff. So I created this page to do each day which just goes over the date, using number words, the weather, & feelings. This week has been a very rough week; I’m assuming it’s due to the new house guests. So I’m hoping it will be better received in the weeks to come.
The pages in his new notebook are:
His prayer that I like him to say.
His “Today is” sheet that I just created.
The new sheet we are using for our “Days in School” tracking (it’s actually an attendance sheet sample that I downloaded from Homeschool Creations Planner). It’s a simple way to track the days because I promised him that we’d have a party at day 100.
His handwriting page from A Reason for Handwriting T
His Language Arts worksheet from the Sonlight Core B Language Arts program.
His mini office that I made him last year (which he never used). He probably won’t use it this year either, I just threw it in there instead of in the trash. It’s hard to see so much of my time & effort go to waste.
A chore chart which I’m not sure I want to keep in here. I want one that would be at our command center (if we had one).
His Hymn Study which we’ve just incorporated. I still need to get proper dividers, I just wanted to make sure it would be used before I went to the trouble.
His Art Study which we’ve also just incorporated (also still waiting to make dividers).
His Creative Writing from Sonlight’s Core B Language Arts program.
His Plutarch Study which is another one that we’ve just added.
And finally, our timelines & maps.
I really like it & think it will work well, but that remains to be seen=) I can’t wait to show you some of the other things.