CategoryHomeschool

Workboxes

After seeing a friend’s picture on Facebook of her workbox setup for her homeschool, I was inspired to try it myself for our house. I had seen various posts around the internet about it, but always pretty much brushed it off because we live in a small house and currently only have one child in school. Then I started thinking of how it might simplify things. Even though much of our curriculum is very mommy-involved yet (and as it should […]

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Making a gingerbread house

We made a gingerbread house as a school project last week. It was a ton of fun. First, I bought a boxed kit from Aldi. This is probably a shock to those of you who know me really well. :laugh_tb: My thinking was that for our first time putting together a gingerbread house, we’d be better off buying a kit instead of me trying to bake and cut and assemble and not crack and. . . Let me just tell […]

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First homeschool workshop

Even though this is our third year homeschooling, I haven’t been able to attend any conferences or workshops. That is about to change. Our state accountability association (required by SC law) is hosting a workshop tomorrow about keeping homeschool records. Now that I type that out, it sounds a bit dry, but I really am excited about going. I have done my best in keeping records, but am definitely looking forward to learning about how other families do and what […]

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Pumpkin picking

The kids and I went pumpkin picking last week for a field trip. It was so much fun. When we got there, we discovered this scarecrow was wearing a bee suit. They had an observation hive there and we all really enjoyed looking at it. Here you can see the queen. She has a green mark on her back. I enjoyed getting to see her since I’ve never seen the queen our own hive. We also bought a little container […]

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Apple picking

We went apple picking today. It was our first field trip of the year and we really enjoyed it. A good friend of mine and her little girl came with us, and it was a lot of fun. It was just over 90 today but it was absolutely gorgeous. Samuel really enjoyed watching a tractor that was working a couple rows away from where we were picking. Sam watching the tractor again The boys really enjoyed just seeing the men […]

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Samuel’s first lapbook

We’re still new to lapbooking, but we’re really enjoying it so far. I’m absolutely amazed at all the resources out there for lapbooking! This one is about ants. Our science unit for the week last week was Close to the Ground, so we decided to study ants. The only problem is that lapbooking seems to be very addictive. Maybe it’s a good thing file folders come in boxes of 50. . . .

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Bought Samuel’s books today

I bought the rest of Samuel’s homeschool books today. We’ll be using My Father’s World as our core curriculum, but we’re supplementing with A Beka for arithmetic and reading/grammar. In the next week or two, Samuel and I will head to the store to pick out his school supplies. I saw some at Walmart today that he’d like, but figured he’d like to pick them out himself. He’ll be in first grade this year. It’s hard to imagine this will […]

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Field trip to the zoo

We took the kids to the zoo for Samuel’s zoo animals unit. My best friend and her daughter came with us. We had a blast. All four of the kids together – the only halfway decent picture we got! My monkeys watching the monkeys The boys thought this tortoise was pretty neat. Samuel wanted to ride one. Good thing we found a substitute! My favorite part of our trip was feeding the lorakeets. Caleb didn’t care for the birds getting […]

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Field trip to the pet store

To close out our science unit on water, we took Samuel to the pet store. This one only sells fish and other aquarium-related pets. We went after Stephen was done with work, so our whole family was able to go. These giant fish were called pacu. There was a sign up that said that the oldest one was discovered in 1974. Samuel wasn’t sure he liked them at first, but later loosened up around them. They were huge. He did […]

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