Thursday, November 17, 2011

ABC Mouse

Just signed Adam up for I think he is really going to like it. He is doing so well with school and reading. He is up to 16 words consistent that he can read, spell AND write.

And he got incredible responses on how well he can write when we were at the homeschool function this morning. (I'll take a picture of his wreath he wrote on)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our first week of school.

This week has been just plain awesome. Kadi and I are loving the Bob Jones University Press curriculum. Adam decided the Letter of the Week curriculum is too easy. He blows thru it so easily so we decided to add some more/different types of preschool material in with it. Also we are using "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons". He is LOVING it and keeps begging to do more everyday. I am keeping it simple and sticking to one lesson a day for now though. I don't want to burn him out on it.

So without further ado I present our first week of school.

Our general schedule consists of
Wake up and Dance (They LOVE dancing and waking up their bodies for school.)
Daily Devotion - Veggie Devos - Patience
Looking thru workboxes to see what is in store for the day.
Working thru the boxes one by one in order.

Here was Kadi's Monday schedule. Just to give you an idea of how I do my lesson planning and "grading". The "X" means we completed that assignment. The colors coorespond to the workbox colors.

Pictures from this week.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Are you ready?

Excited and a little nervous. Today starts another year of teaching my babies. My camera is ready. The homeschool room is ready. Their workboxes are ready. I have God and Dustin, and lots of friends support. They are ready! The babies are ready! I am ready! WE ARE READY! 3rd Grade and Pre-K here we come!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Favorite Homeschooling Bloggers. :)

I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and with each new AMAZING blog I find I want to do it more. Well the wait is over. I am FINALLY making a list of all my favorite bloggers. :)

*Please note that these are in no particular order.

Confessions of a Homeschooler
Homeschool Creations
Totally Tots
Lightning Bug Literacy
Mama Jenn
My Oatmeal Kisses
Tot School
A Mommy's Adventures
Along the Way

This blogs are always so inspiring and always have so many resources and information. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just about that time again.

We took an actual "summer" break this year. I needed it and I'm pretty sure the kiddos did too. But here in a few weeks we'll getting back to the daily school grind. Kadi is on pins and needles waiting to start back up. :)

Besides the summer break we are trying something new. Up to this point I have always browsed, hunted down and made Kadi's curriculum from scratch, making sure she got everything she "needed" for the year as well as being super flexible to teach whatever she was interested in. This year she will be using Bob Jones University Press curriculum. It is Christian based and laid out very well, there is little prepping involved and I can spend more time playing with the kiddos and less time searching for materials. :) She, Adam and a few of her homeschool friends will be joining Dustin on Saturdays for Music lessons and joining the friend's mom one a day a week for Art. :) She and Adam will also be working on signing more this year.

Adam will be doing a letter of the week curriculum. Most of his lessons will come from Confessions of a Homeschooler's letter of the week curriculum but we are changing the themes for a few of the letters, for example COAH letter B is for Butterfly, I was looking for a "B is for Bug" and found "B is for Boat" which Adam is SUPER excited about. :) Oh and his most favorite is "M is for Monster Trucks". . how cool is that? :) And to make things EVEN BETTER, I found a Star Wars Preschool Unit. :)

I am hoping to post a general weekly schedule here soon, however I still plan on staying flexible as much as possible. I want learning to be fun for them, not feel like a chore.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Toddler Sewing Basket. :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A prayer

Prayer from my homeschooling devotion today. :) Made me smile and I hope it makes you smile too.

"Lord, thank You for the incredible adventure of homeschooling and the strength to see the end rewards and blessings. Please, encourage those who are homeschooling today to remain faithful, so they too may reap the fruit of their years of sacrifice and love. In Jesus’ name, Amen."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In with the new

We have been trying to figure out a better way of coordinating the kid's daily school stuff. Seems like they both ALWAYS need me at the same time. After pondering over it for a while and KNOWING this is the system I needed but didn't want to fork out the money over, we finally did it. The money in the end will be soooo worth my sanity. :)

So now we welcome you to our new Workbox system. (It's an organization system not a curriculum)


*Currently we only have one organizer since I only had one coupon. Adam will get his as soon as I get another coupon. :)

A special thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler for the awesome idea. . . she has many more that I love too. :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Time to catch up

Next week is my goal to get everything (ok, ok just the recent stuff) caught up on the school blog. Been too busy teaching and playing and having fun that in the evenings I really just want to read other people's blogs. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Awesome Give Away

Go enter to win this awesome personalized Atlas. :)

Confessions of a Homeschooler Atlas Giveaway

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Stay tuned and get pumped to see our new schooling system we are all so excited about. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Adam writes his name. :)


A lil more work on his "D" and he is set. :) So proud of him.