Saturday, January 30, 2010

Zoo Day

The other day we took the day off and headed to the Zoo for their Homeschool day. The kids really had a great time. It was our 1st time to visit the zoo since moving here. It was not crowded and we were able to see alot without people getting into your way. Another plus it was not hot like it would be if we went in the summer time. Very good day!! We will for sure go again next year!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Workbox Wed!

See other work boxers post their boxes for Wed. So here we go:)

#1 Spelling 2 times each
#2 A Beka Math
#3 Blend Worksheet
#4 A Beka Reader
#5 Journal
#6 Clock Practice with a new book
#7 Review Spelling Flash Cards
#8 A Beka Language Sheet
#9 Phonics Worksheet
#10 Science Workbook

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gallon Guy

Saved me from having to do this during the school week. Chloe really enjoyed putting him together..Joshua could care less, but he did help color some. It turned out to be a nice visual to use with our measuring liquids. Glad we did it!

In the next few weeks I would like to get Joshua and Chloe working on a lap book. I think I will do a weather one for Joshua since that is what he is doing in Science and need to figure one for Chloe or have her do the same topic. We shall see. Being a 1st time home school mom I want to make sure they are getting all they need, but I need to throw some fun things in as well. I do think I am getting is Chloe wants the extra FUN stuff every day and mom just can't keep up:) I don't want to be in the habit of just doing the art/fun stuff and stray away from our studies, but I will loosen up.

Wish us luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Week!

I am ready for the new week...but very thankful it is Friday. This week with the workboxes went well. Still lots to learn and do. But we will get there. I am really trying to get more things together for the kids for Art and really want to do more experiments. So I am thinking once a week do a science experiment and two times a week have something planed for art...we shall see..the pictures are all in wrong order but you get the point:) I did pick up a few books at the library with time, money and measuring to throw in the boxes this week. I really think Chloe will like them. I hope anyway!

Here are the boxes set up for Monday..A lot of "mom" boxes so we shall see how it goes.

The boys are doing great at getting things done. Landon my oldest is FINALLY getting it I think! Lately he is working on next days work to get ahead and he is loving it! He is very happy to have the weekend FREE:) Lets hope he keeps it up!

Have a great Weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Great day!

Today really has been one of the better days we have had. Everyone worked hard to get done and even had some play time thrown in..I truly LOVE LOVE the work boxes for Chloe. They are WONDERFUL!!

Today we did some sand art, played with money and took another trip to the park to do some reading and history. Here is to tomorrow!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Worth it..

Days like today make schooling my kids at home worth it. All the kids were able to do some school outside today. Crazy that we can do this in the middle of January but got to love Texas!

Looking forward to many school days outside:)

Also wanted to add that the work boxes are working great with Chloe. Thankful that there is so much information out there to help us along in this journey.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day #3 Tomorrow!

Is it Friday yet?? Mom here is just tired. As I am sure everyone else is.

Day one of Workboxes with Chloe went well. We only made it past box 6 of 10..bad huh? Today we did much better, we made it all the way to the last box. Chloe was very happy! Today she even skipped the "fun" box so she could move on. Wonder how long that will last.

I am researching Workboxes for the boys. Maybe not to the extent of the ones with Chloe but to try and add more "fun" things to their day. We shall see how that goes.

Tomorrow is day 3 and I am all set up and ready to go....will Chloe??

Box 1 Comprehension Worksheets
Box 2 A Beka Health
Box 3 Reader
Box 4 Pattern Blocks
Box 5 A Beka Math
Box 6 A Beka Spelling
Box 7 Art...A Beka, this is Joshua's book but should be able to work it for Chloe as well.
Box 8 Flashcards
Box 9 A Beka Phonics
Box 10 Journal