Friday, August 23, 2013

Our First Week

I participated in the Hip Homeschool Hop!

We did it!  We successfully completed our first week of homeschooling!  While it was a lighter load academically (we are slowly adding subjects), it was still full of SUCCESS and LEARNING CURVES.

  • We had fun learning together!
  • Everyone had a great attitude for most of the time!
  • We learned something!
  • We got better at it!
  • Izzy was able to communicate without getting emotional or shutting down her need for quiet space in order to complete the math assignment I gave her!
  • Our home is still organized and peaceful!
  • Our new chore system is working wonders! (I'll do a post about that someday soon)
  • Intentionality in everything we say and do has increased!

LEARNING CURVES (aka challenges we need to work through):
  • Utilizing baby's nap for the most hands-on teaching that needs to happen
  • Keeping 3 year old occupied and happy through the times I need to focus on big sister's learning.
  • Strategic breaks
  • Lunch- seriously have lack of desire to make lunches.  Strongly dislike having to 'plan' this extra meal.  How do I make this easier?

Here is a little picture tour of our first week!

Two digit adding and regrouping

Handwriting with Scripture
Letter A
Silent Reading
Reading Comprehension

Days 1-3 of Creation Mobile

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your first ever week of homeschooling!! It sounds like you had a great time and learned a lot! :) And I'm so glad you shared your post on our Hip Homeschool Hop. I hope you'll link up with us often. Have a great homeschool year, and be sure to visit our Facebook page if we can answer questions or help you with information!