Monday, August 31, 2009

Kicking off our Geography

Inspired by Jolanthe's blog, four other homeschooling friends and I have created a Galloping the Globe study this year. We will be travelling to Asia, Antarctica, and Europe using a ton of Jolanthe's suggestions.

To kick off the year together, we had a "The Yellow Bus is Not For Us" first day of school party. Most of us had kids who wanted to go off on the bus with their friends, so we wanted to take some time and celebrate our freedom to play instead!

We can't wait to begin the year together, learning about God's people all around the globe.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School

Our first day of school was actually August 2. Yes, I am behind on my blogging...

We decided to get a head start on the basics this year because I suspect there are going to be some interruptions as we adjust to the ever changing schedule of a new baby.

We kicked off day one with a scavenger hunt for our new school supplies in the morning. The kids LOVED this.

They were so eager to find their clues that I often had to remind them to grab their new supply!

D (age 2) loved finding his treasures along the way!

Soon the girls began to organize their new things.

It was their little brother who demanded suggested that they begin using the supplies. He was dying to paint!

So his sisters followed along.

Smiles all around!

It was a great way to kick off the morning. We then prayed together for our school year, our attitudes, and our relationships.

Then we called it a day!

Another one worth reading

I have little time to write, but hope to soon.

Another link worth reading at A Holy Experience.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Random Information

There is a great discussion going on at Jennifer's about this homeschooling post. Read the comments if you are interested. (Jennifer happens to be one of my favorite bloggers to read and it is rarely about homeschooling, so poke around and be encouraged)

From that post, I found this link to the Pioneer Woman. It was well worth the read to be reminded of some of the amazing benefits of the lifestyle we've chosen in this house.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yay for "School"

I was helping my daughter fill in the "bubbles" for a Daily Math book she completes each day.

I happened to mention that next year she would go to the school to take a test that would require her to fill in bubbles neatly.

She got an excited look on her face and exclaimed, "You mean I get to go to school next year?"


Have those moments?

Made me glad I wrote out that list...time to go read it again.