A quick peek at our first week!
Feeling super thankful for the boy's positive attitudes and eagerness to learn.
My night owl (BW) woke up early *every day* because he was excited for school.
So far he likes math the best.
AW is always so chipper and ready to work!
So far he enjoys cursive the most.
And now for the photos!
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I decided to do notebooking for our science and history.
I love having artsy boys!
Here are pages from their history notebooks.
We learned about creation this week.
I was very thankful to find FREE coloring pages that coincide with our
Mystery of History lessons.
One of the MOH activities suggested having the kiddos create & name their own animal.
AW made a snagon (snake dragon) and BW made a rabbulo (rabbit buffalo)
And here is a page from their science notebooks.
We learned the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates,
and also learned the 5 characteristics of mammals.
(Gotta love BW's skunk spray!)
We also created a cover page in our binders for their future animal reports.
We're continuing to collect and read Thornton W. Burgress' books.
AW is currently reading Happy Jack.
We are reading through The Burgess Bird Book as a family.
Aren't my new 70s book ends super cute?!
Here is a photo of AW finishing up one of his math lessons.
I love how Teaching Textbooks occasionally throws in a "Bonus Round."
I continue to be very happy with this program.
Each lesson starts with a lecture on the computer,
followed by practice problems in a workbook,
followed by lesson problems in a workbook.
The practice problems & lesson problems are then entered into the computer program.
The program offers occasional "hints"
and does a great job reviewing previously learned concepts as well.
As AW sails through Teaching Texbooks, BW is kicking math booty too!
I started the week by having him practice writing his numbers,
as he needed practice with that.
He caught on quickly!
As the week progressed, we started addition.
I lined a bunch of pennies up as a visual, and little dude didn't even need them!
He was able to do all of the adding in his head.
I love how homeschooling truly is a family learning together.
I know that BW learned addition by casually listening to AW learn in the past.
Here's a peek at some of his number writing worksheets.
He loves hanging them on the fridge,
and ran around all week singing,
"Math is easy, easy, easy!"
Other things we learned this week-
We spent time learning through our Peregrina Bible Study.
I especially loved the lesson that encouraged us to pray throughout the day,
not only at meal time.
It led to great biblical conversation!
AW worked through grammar lessons in Preparing to Build.
BW did some Explode the Code and some reading lessons.
All in all, we had a super week!
We concluded the week with AW's soccer game.
His team lost, 3-2 but it was a well played game.
His coach is not focused on wins or # of goals scored.
He is focused on making it fun and growing the boys confidence and love for the game.
We are so thankful for that!
Here is a photo from his first game:
He's the cutie with the orange socks and tongue sticking out.
He booted this ball away while playing defense (his favorite position)
The boys also had a rummage sale at my mom's house on Saturday.
They sold cookies, popcorn and Tang.
People were kind and bought a bunch!
Well friends, that just about sums up our first week!
Thanks for following us on our homeschooling journey.
We appreciate your encouragement and friendship.