I ventured into the world of homeschooling this week. G and I have been enjoying the flexibility and the ease of learning at home. I've really had a ton of fun with it. He is not a newbie to the school scene, he has been in pre school since he was 2.5 and loved it. When registration time came around I thought about it a long time and my husband and I decided that homeschooling would be best for him this year for Kinder. He already knows plenty of his sight words for Kinder so it's been great for him to show off to Mom.
As a self proclaimed Pinterest addict, it has gotten even worse since the homeschool decision. I have scoured page after page and board after board of amazing ideas. Just this week, I used probably a few of my hoarded ideas each day.
I will leave you now with our week in pictures....
|Those would be Funfetti pancakes for the 1st Day|
|Loving his pancakes with sprinkles|
|Even 8th graders like sprinkles...|
|and fashionistas too!|
|T - 8th grade|
|R - 5th grade|
|G - Kindergarten|
|Writing in his daily journal|
|My take on the Number of the Day poster|
|My version of the Sight Word of the Day poster|
|Using Play-doh to spell out the letters and numbers for the Number of the Day/Sight Word of the Day|
|Sight Word BINGO|
|Using his cool "monster reader" to track his words|
|Mr. Cool reading his 1st Day of school book surprise|
|Our Homeschool Station....using vintage office goodies|
|Self Portrait time! I traced his hands and feet and drew the body and face shape. He colored everything in and created his face and hair do.|
|Studying Watercolors while making an awesome butterfly|
|I realized as I uploaded these pictures, that someday I will look back at this picture and have a hard time remembering just how tiny those hands were.|
|Watercolor butterfly, all finished|
|Sight Word - 4 Ways|
|Our portrait with labeling for the 5 Senses study we did all week.|
In our version, I cut out strips of yellow "hair", a few blue "eyes", a couple of different noses, and a few mouths. The bow tie was a must for G. He picked out what he liked best to make his 5 senses self portrait. A bit like Mr. Potato Head. I cut out the face shape as well, freehand, and he glued the green paper on to make it stand out.
|My little man coloring super hard, trying to get the job done. After coloring these bad boys he cut them out by himself.|
It was a successful first week, everyone came home from school happy and we are trying to get back in the groove of things.
Happy Back to School, y'all!