Friday, September 24, 2010

On the 12th day of homeschool my kiddos said to me....

We officially have 12 days under our belt! There have been good days and bad days but we have survived! Today started out as one of those "bad" days! I had to tell the kids..."mommy needs a timeout. Sit here and I will be right back...don't talk. Just sit quietly". I grabbed my coffee and headed to a different room! Closed my eyes, finished my coffee in peace and quiet and then headed back to the kitchen to finish the lessons. May sound crazy, but you gotta do whatcha gotta do! lol! After my mommy-time out, the day got better! We are "walking" thru Proverbs this year. The kids are picking up the memory verses really quickly and understanding what they mean. I am seeing so much growth in them both!

Our curriculum is set up to have an exploration day (can't remember if I mentioned that already!). We have our exploration day on Wednesdays. Works out perfect because daddy's day off is that day too! The curriculum suggest you spend the majority of the day outside enjoying God's Creation. This past Wednesday was the PERFECT day to do just that! We did our math lesson and phonics, which I think is important to do every day. But the rest of the day we spent just being together as a family. The kids spent some time digging in the dirt with Ben planting some beautiful hostas. Lex also helped me make some banana bread. My friend Jamie says "Theres a learning opportunity in everything" and she is so right! While making the bread we doubled the recipe, so I got to talk to Lexie about fractions (1 1/2 + 1 1/2= 3).

Today Haylee said to me "mommy, you are the best teacher in the whole world!". Warms my heart! Makes the "bad days" worth it!

*we have had some really cool science lessons on ants and worms already. Once I find the cord for my camera I will upload those photos and blog about those!

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