Planning the New School Year

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So, here I sit. I am busy planning and thinking and planning some more. I am planning the lesson plans for the fall. I am going to have a 7th grader, a Kindergartner and a Tot-schooler! Where have those years gone?!?!

 

For Big Kid, we are going to do more living books this year. He loves to read and loves history, so I want to build on that! We are going to work on Singapore Math, and master those pesky math facts that keep tricking him! He wants to learn cursive! Public school thought it would be too hard at the time the rest of the kids were learning it, and never followed through to see if he wanted to learn later. So now we are! He is also going to work on learning computer programing, something he is excited about!

 

Ray Ray is going into Kindergarten!! My "baby" isn't a baby anymore! We are focusing on his handwriting this year!! We are using a combination of Erica's K4 program from Confessionsofahomeschooler.com and some from Carisa's Raising Rockstars Kindergarten program over at 1+1+1=1. We are also doing A reason for Handwriting and Singapore Earlybird Math. 

 

Little Miss will be doing some Before Five in a Row and learning what the letters and numbers look and sound like. Not too much, but enough to do something like her big brothers.

 

But today it is time to play outside and maybe learn something about art…maybe 🙂

 

 

 

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A day of Home Ec.

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J was able to have fun yesterday. He took a class in making a “blankie” from his great grandma. He had to pick out the fabric, tell how much he needed,  pin it together and sew it. He got to do all this without his little siblings around, which was his favorite part.

Before he left we did our math and some of our reading. He wasn’t too happy about that, but than again he doesn’t care for those two subjects anyway.

For reading we are doing a unit with Old Yeller. He doesn’t care too much for it right now, but as the activities go on he may just get into it.

Math has always been tough, but we are trying a few different things there…hoping to find the one thing that clicks for him.

Little man, RayRay, has been working on his letters. We tried some new things, but he really likes anything on the computer. I don’t mind that too much, but I need him to work on his handwriting.

Little Miss loves to do everything with RayRay. She will be the smart one 🙂 When I call him for his school, she comes running and sits down with him to watch and say everything he does.  I love watching her learn from him!

Now I am off to watch my kids learn and have fun again today! It might actually be nice enough to go outside today!!