Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homeschooling week 6

First of all I have to share this cute little wreath I make for
a woman in my Ministry Wives class. She had a little baby girl named Isabella!
Here is Kyle teaching the boys what happens when you mix colors together...

Making cookies to bring to neighbors on the 1st day of fall...
Science Lab...learning the laws of mass and force (I think)...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Planning my homeschool week...

I just got done planning the boys school week. Ugh...

Its always so hard to plan it out but so much easier during the week to have it all done!

I am doing the workboxes with Aidan and Jackson, using this worksheet to plan them out for the week. I was including snacks as a fun treat but I found that they were rushing through all their folders to get to it so I decided to let them know they could just have snack when they were done with school.

Here is Aidan's workbox schedule for Monday:
Jacksons Workbox:
  • 1- Bible reading
  • 2- Glue string on S sheet
  • 3- Learn at Home p. 62
  • 4- Read "Colors" book (from library)
  • 5- Discuss body parts that come in pairs
  • 6- Read Websters Reading handbook on short E
  • 7-Use counting bears to practice adding 1
  • 8- FUN- Thumbprint art
For Tyler and Colby we are still doing Exploring Countries and Cultures and we will be learning about Mexico this week. We are also going to be:
  • learning the hymn How Great Thou Art
  • learning about Van Gogh
  • reading Oliver Twist
I'll be posting some pictures of our week "in Mexico" later on the week!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homeschooling week 4

Here are a few things Jackson did from his workbox:

We worked on our CVC binder, learning words that end in -ap, -ad, -at, -an, and -am.
We read "If you give a moose a muffin" and then did muffin math...
Learning about part of our family tree...
Organinzing the Rhodes side of our family...
Decorating the letter C with a carrot and paint!
Aidan did some math with a Fruit Loop graph...
and for fun (and logic!) a cereal box puzzle.
Tylers Science work...
Having a great time doing their DIVE cd!
Colby's "indoor" nature walk, using a great book I found on clearance
at Borders about American trees...
Some of Colby's science papers...

Tomorrow we are going on a field trip to see where the Battle of New Orleans was fought! Ought to be interesting, I am having to go with all the kids alone!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday Meanderings...

I will be linking up with Sarah for Monday Meanderings!

Bible Study:
Just got a new book by Lisa Welchel called "Busy Mom's Guide to Bible Study" and I am really liking it so far!

Memory Verse:
Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may bring grace to those who hear."

Husband Encouragement:
I read Blessings To Do at Homegrown Mom and I really identified with how she felt and I want to specifically bless my husband this week!

Train them up:
I am doing a trial run with workboxes for my younger 2 this week. If it works out well I will make some for the older 2 next week.

Personal Goals:
Keep walking 4 days a week, try to find some good thrift stores around the city.

New habit of the month:
Aside from getting dressed in the mornings as soon as I get up...try a clothes washing schedule! Like maybe Tuesday, Thursday...

Must do:
-Restock workboxes daily
-Mentally prepare myself to take all 4 boys on a field trip by myself on Thursday
-Finish reading my book chapters for Ministers Wife class Tuesday

-Clean out van!
-Organize middle bedroom to make room for books brought over from our house

Monday- Meatball Subs
Tuesday- Pancakes and bacon
Wednesday- Eat at church
Thursday- Pulled pork sandwiches
Friday- Spaghetti and french bread
Saturday- Smothered Chicken
Sunday- Chili cheese potato wedges

Fun Stuff:
Go to Student Wives Fellowship Thursday night...the field trip will hopefully be fun for the kids!

3 things I am Thankful for:
1. Sweet Tea
2. A loving husband
3. Air conditioning