Monday, September 28, 2009

Homeschool, oh Homeschool!

This morning was pretty successful. On a scale of one to ten, with one being screaming (both kids and me) and ten being schoolhouse bliss, I would say we hit at least an eight. The boys happily did the work presented, including reading, domino math, and the beginnings of a lesson on Alaska which also included reading two chapters from "The Klondike Kid Book One: Sailing for Gold" by Deborah Hopkinson. We also had a little free dancing, putting a puzzle of the U.S. together, and a walk with the dogs where we watched two Magpies perch in the trees. DD also started her first reading lesson, but decided in the middle that she just didn't want to do that, so she moved into some matching and then art activities. The boys still need to do a writing exercise that is sentence writing rather than just practicing letters, but if we don't get to it today, we will tomorrow. I'm going to take it pretty easy this week until the funds come in and I can get the rest of the curriculum materials.

I also seem to need to research some music lessons of some sort. The boys want to learn trombone and trumpet, but they have agreed to start with piano to give them a foundation in reading music. We'll see how that goes over time. LOL

Now a peaceful afternoon and then knitting guild tonight!

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