Monday, August 16, 2010

We made it through!

We survived our first day back to schooling at home!

The morning started off a little rocky, but I think we'll get a routine down soon and that will help.
Here's some highlights from the day. After we're a little more settled, I'll do a "Day in the Life" type post to better explain how our day goes.

The boys spent some time watching videos demonstrating how the lessons are organized online and getting use to using the interface.

We reviewed maps, globes, and the directions in 2nd grade social studies today. Someone kept getting their directions mixed up and needed a little help remembering which is which.

Some of us drew self portraits to start out art portfolios for the year...

that ended up looking like this.

Some of us did important QA testing of the new school stuff.

And then we ended the day with snack time.

We played with our food. Isn't homeschooling great?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Homeschool Rocks

We are officially public schooling at home'ing this year. Most of my kids are enrolled in ARVA and we're going to try home education again.

I found this cute idea and had to make my own.Really these could be made for next to nothing. All you need are some small, smooth pebbles and a sharpie/paint pen. I opted to just buy a package of decorative river rocks for $1 and $1 package alphabet stickers. It took all of 10 minutes to put them together.
I have some number stickers leftover. I may get some of the colored glass pebbles and make a set of math manipulative.