Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Really.....a Month?

I can't believe it's been a month since I posted last. Seems I have fallen so far behind in so many things. I am afraid this post will be just like the one on our family blog. A little of this and a little of that. :-)

First up is Little E. I don't have anything structured for him. He is hard to keep in one place. :-) But he does love to color. One of his favorite things are knights. He usually says, "Mama...I want a knight paper." He likes to cut them out and give them to different people in the family.

Now why would I have a picture of a self-inking stamp? This thing has been a lifesaver! I wish I would have known about it sooner. No......really! I am serious. I am not always good at getting papers put in their place right away and they easily get mixed up. By stamping the children's papers as they finish allows me to put them in order more easily. I sort them by subject and then date. It is so much easier to file things away. I know I could just put them in their proper place every day, but we all know that won't happen. :-) So this stamper is my new school love.

Daily Sweet E hands in her school work with a picture at the bottom just for me. She is so sweet, but sometimes I wish she would just do her work. But I know that one day she won't doodle a picture just for me on her schoolwork. :-( So I will enjoy it for now.

Something I love about homeschooling.......It doesn't have to be in the home! WE frequently go outside and on little field trips. Special K joins in as well. They even sit in trees to do their work sometimes.

The week that we talked about Pocahontas and Squanto we also talked about the different types of homes different tribes lived in. The children made wigwams and tepees.

One warm Friday we packed up our nature notebooks, colored pencils and some water bottles and walked to the river. They had some new scenery to draw in their notebooks and then they got to explore the area afterward. Who wouldn't love having school outside on a rock island in the river?


I even have a video of their first memory verse for the year.