Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Ideas for Out and About

Field Trips
The Thinkery

Play for All Park
Brushy Creek Trail
Safari Champ

Library Books:
Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland - Tomie dePaola
Noah's Ark - Jerry Pinkney
Noah's Ark - Peter Spier
The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister
This Jazz Man - Karen Ehrhardt
Zin Zin Zin A Violin - Lloyd Moss
Max Found Two Sticks - Brain Pinkney
Rainbow book in nonfiction

Friday, February 27, 2015

Homeschool Schedule Reworked

More of a General Guide than a real schedule.  I had a very crammed schedule written when Lil' Hoot first came home from public school.  It didn't work.  This schedule is closer to our natural pattern but it's so easy to slip off of it as "life happens."

until 9:00a - Breakfast, News, PBS, Chores, Get settled
[Potty Break]
9-9:30 - Calendar Time*
9:30-10 - Bible Time then Books (Grace reads one, Parent reads one)
10-11:30 - Literacy Activity, Math Activity, Skillful Play
[Potty Break around 11]
11:30-12 - Lunch
12-1 - Outside or Music time
[Potty Break]
1-2:30 - Movie/Quiet Time
2:30-3 - Something Active (Outside if possible)
3-3:30 - Snacks and Books
[Potty Break]
3:30-4:30 - iPad (Learning games first)
4:30-5 - Dinner Prep

*Calendar Time

  1. Put up new date and weather cards.
  2. Say the memory verse and the pledge of allegiance.
  3. Sing a song or two. (ABCs, Months of the Year, Days of the Week)
  4. Write name and phone number on the white board. (Say phone # together. Watch pencil grip.)

+ Park play or library once a week.
+ Field trip once a week.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Playing Skillfully in January and February - At Home Edition

We took about a week unofficially "off" this month for a convention and a visit from Grandma and Papa Hoot.  Even still we packed in a lot of activities.  In fact, I had to split up the photos in two posts because we had so many.  I guess next month I will have to post more often. How did y'all learn this month?

Making Porcupines

Sword fights.

Lego Castles

Block Castles (with Shopkins)

Newspaper Word Hunt

Play ball!

Havin a "parade"



Looking for a cool spot in the shade.

Pretend puddles & rain showers

Melting crayons into hearts

Valentine's Day paintings

Teaching Daddy Math

Making muffins

Making Valentines

Chocolate-covered marshmallows

Writing Books