Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Our First week Back...

The transition BACK to our school routine has been sooo much easier than I had thought.... yay!! Sure there were a few tears the second day as they saw the pile of books;) But they have been sooo ready to start school and then read library books (extra motivation with our library starting a winter reading program.... kudos to them)!!

And when the kids are "onboard" with school and activities, everything seems to flow soo much better:)

I have been trying to have their work ready for them in their "work files", especially Anna and they have chores before school... so maybe they'd rather do school than more chores;)

AS I snapped pics this week, homeschooling looked soo fun and easy:) I thought I'd share that while we do have occasional tears, attitudes and frustrations... homeschooling can be soo much fun.. and this week from the pics it looks a little TOO fun:)

Yes, one of Anna's math lessons was to read a recipe, measure ingredients and follow the directions to bake.... great excuse to make COOKIES:) And to try a new cookie recipe from a cookbook by this allergy Momma:)

And the middle two entertained Nate in the highchair with homemade sock puppets (no eyes, mouths, anything... he liked it)!!
Reading time with Anna... and they ALL gathered around:) So sweet....
Origami to enhance our study of Korea and Japan this week... it said it takes practice and patience... phew... does it ever?
And throw in two or three kids eager to play with the final product and need help with almost every fold.... got plenty of exercise in patience this week:)
Yes, we made paper airplanes for schoolwork!!! LOL!! Actually they are "jets":)

Leftover lunches are always fun and easy:) The kids put what they wanted from the fridge in their bowls and decided to practice with chopsticks, since we were studying Chinese influenced cultures:)
Had to include this.... the end is the best:)



We finished this week with reading Japanese books as they painted their own kimonos:)

And Anna wrote her first Haiku:)

What a fun week:) I know it's because we made the time to add in extra little projects and crafts!! I was very pleased that the basics were done daily with each kiddo, too!!!

They kept me very busy:) a good busy :)

9 comments:

Heather said...

Such a sweet family! Thanks for giving us a look inside your school. It's fun for me to see how you put to use the library books. The origami looks fabulous. Glad you still have all your hair and most of your patience! ;p It's fabulous that your "students" get to put what they're learning to practice. Using math in baking is a great example.

Sarah Halstead said...

This seriously makes me want to home school. I love it!!

Angela said...

Great Job! I love how fun this looks, but know there is a lot of had work behind it to make it look so easy :)

Angela said...

oops that should have read hard work :)

Jenny said...

What a great week!

I say it every time, but your kids are so darn cute! I was LOL about Chris' creation. Ketch-up and green beans?

Crystal Roberts said...

Very nice, you have been busy!

Drea said...

Shes using the blue spatulas!! arent those awesome?!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love this! So cute to see them withe the chopsticks. I can't even use those things! ;)

Bea said...

I love Anna's hair when doing Origami!!!
hehehe anything with ketchup is very tasty for Chris!!! :) I used to be the same way...