This morning, I woke up to the kids at the school table already starting without me! They had completed Calendar Time, played The Months are Fun game, and started on math. This is what I witnessed at 7:30 am: Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Teaching High Energy Learners”
A staple for any Pre-K/K/Elementary school classroom is an interactive calendar. Continue reading “Calendar Time”
We moved swiftly though our schedule today. Better still, by the end of most sessions the kiddos were begging for more. Our schedule today (and most days) was as follows: Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: The Schedule”
Last year I made the mistake of trying to finish a lesson every time we sat down to start a new one. As a result, what started off fresh and exciting quickly became tedious and stressful. This year, I’m committed to not making that mistake again. Short, interesting, and concise are the plan this go around. And so far, it’s working. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Short Lessons = Big Results”
Family Fun Day = MASSIVE SUCCESS!
We started out with a family work out. Dad led the brood with some static stretching before we ran a couple laps around the backyard and finished the morning with some freestyle soccer. After cooling off with a super smoothie, we heading out to a free attraction in the city. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Tampa & Family Fun”
“We do not fear the unknown, we fear what we think we know about the unknown.” ~Teal Swan
Today is mapped out to be a light first day, with the goal of getting the kids accustomed to our daily routine. Continue reading “Homeschool Journal: Setting a Daily Routine”
This month is booked with holiday activities, and one of our favorites has been making holiday bookmarks for use with our holiday library collection. We don’t own a laminator, but we didn’t let that stop us, and nor should you!
Construction paper (green, red, or yellow)
We broke down this activity into two fun projects: coloring and assembling. Follow this link for bookmark coloring pages, download, and print. Let the kids color them first, and afterwards cut them out and glue over larger, rectangular cuts of construction paper. Carefully apply packing tape so that it covers both top and bottom, using scissors to trim the sides where necessary. Lastly, punch a hole at the top and tie some decorative ribbon for that final, festive touch! Use these with your favorite holiday themed books so the kids can immediately appreciate their usefulness.
Tip: When it comes to wrapping paper, ribbons, and the like, we love to shop big the day after Christmas for major discounts. A year flies by, and the savings really add up! Happy Holidays!