I did a blog post a few months ago like this one and I got alot of comments about doing it again...so here ya go! Just a chance for you to get a peek inside our Homeschooling day!
Today was just a great day! So I want to celebrate and share it...hoping that it inspires you! (And just keep in mind, that not every day is this awesome! I promise to blog a "terrible, no-good, very bad day" post...when it happens!)
8:00am - Breakfast
8-9am - TV time/clean up from breakfast/feed Sparky, our class pet that is visiting this month
9am - Start morning chores
9:20ish - Dressed, shoes on and ready for our jog to the park. J rides his bike, while N and MiniM are in the double stroller
9:45 - I enjoy my morning smoothie while the boys play at the park.
10am - I decided to start bringing their Reading materials to the park. This is a great chance for me to work 1-on-1 with N and J. They swap off playing/watching MiniM.
10:30 - Jog/bike back home for more fun learning.
Today I set up stations using The Homegrown Preschooler's curriculum.
|This was a preposition game using a Fuzzy Ball and a cup! Put the ball on TOP of the cup!|
|He got this one! Put it on your head!|
|And then we got silly - Put it in your glasses'!|
10:45 - We added some building blocks
*There were a few problems with MiniM and knocking over the masterpieces that the other boys had built. But we go through it...and practiced understanding.*
|Gave everyone a job for clean up! J picked up the blocks, N picked up the pattern blocks and MiniM held the empty containers. We used their Easter buckets for a fun way to pick up!|
And I have learned that MiniM just wants to be a part of what we are doing. Sometimes, its HARD and sometimes it works beautifully! But he is learning too and I need to remember that!
11:05 - J decided to head outside to play; N played this Build A Robot Game and MiniM was putting chicken nuggets on a cookie sheet for lunch.
11:30 **I was wondering if I should start such an activity before rest time, but I'm glad I did!**
Cloud Dough! 4 cups of Flour + 1/2 cup of Baby Oil = Sensory FUN!!! And so relaxing...
The 6-year-old just kept playing and playing! He added water to see what would happen and it turned into the sticky dough!
I read with both lil guys and got them down for naps and J was STILL outside playing with this stuff!
1:30 All are resting; I'm mopping, showering and emailing
2:00 J gets up and checks his email. I LOVE this because with this one learning tool, he can read, comprehend and reply (writing/keyboarding). He thinks he is cool when he gets to work in the floor with a drink and a snack AKA "brain food".
3pm J & N are up and asked if they could search for Hot Wheel toys on the computer - YES!!! So I gave them 10 minutes to do so and then we needed to clean the Guinea pigs cage before MiniM woke up!
3:30 Everyone is up! Afternoon snacks! Then we head outside to play...some more!
|N dressed up as an astronaut and we practiced "blasting off"|
|MiniM found a chain and played with it for a LONG while before we walked down to check the mail.|
|J is ALL into hacking electronics and tinkering. He found an old fan and decided to take it apart.|
And that was our day! Lots of play, lots of laughs and lots of fun for this mommy and her 3 little learners. This is what our homeschooling day looked like TODAY...tomorrow will be different. It may be wonderful again, it may not be. But it will be 1 more day that God blessed me with. Doing what I love and loving what I do...all with my boys!