In your home and homeschool
Happy Friday! We made it to the end of the week! This ends our second week of our homeschool year. We started slowly on August 1, and I enjoy adding in a subject at a time over the course of a few weeks. This helps everyone adjust better.
Have you got your school year under way, or are you planning to start soon?
We don’t start with a lot of fanfare, but we will have a Back to School Party with our homeschool group in September. We plan a potluck lunch and let the kids play. We can start planning our group activities, and the teens enjoy making some plans, too.
We use a mix of technology and books for our homeschool, and that seems to work well for us. The boys use DVD’s for math lessons, and then they do their lessons. They read their history and science independently, but I do projects with them as a group to tie it together. They have their language arts programs for their respective grades with reading, writing, grammar, and spelling.
We started homeschooling in 2000, and it is hard to believe that this is the beginning of year 18. It’s strange to be down to 3 students, too. I remember when I had 6 students. They grow up fast!
If you are homeschooling little ones, I encourage you to read with them daily ann incorporate playtime and hands on activities. They will learn so much from playing and experiencing learning.
If you are homeschooling upper elementary and middle school, you can still provide project-based learning and hands on projects. It takes a little planning and creativity.
High schoolers can still do hands on learning for science and history. Their reading will be more prominent than younger years, but they will remember their projects and experiments.
Enjoy each stage of the learning process with your children!
What do you have planned for Family Fun Day tomorrow?
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is pizza and a salad.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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