So here is our week in the life of homeschoolers update week 1!
Each morning the kids complete their morning checklists before they come out for breakfast. I am amazed at how quickly they caught on.
|Morning charts: These are attached to their beds and are items|
they must complete before coming out for breakfast!
|Our calendar and chore chart.|
Wednesday: We went on a geocache adventure with some homeschooling friends. We didn't have much luck though. We tried to find 3 different caches but only has success with one. Afterwards the kids (well mostly Gwyn did a nature study).
Thursday: We went to the library and checked out 16 books, videos and cassette tapes. The kids had fun time. Who would have thought you could have so much fun at a library? We then went home and started our Handsome Horse Unit Study by Amanda Bennett. Rowyn colored some horse coloring pages while Gwyn and I worked on the unit study. We completed several pages and watched the online videos. Then the kids watched two horse videos we got at the library, "Eyewitness Horse" and "National Geographic Really Wild Animals Farmyard Friends." Mommy snuggled with the kids and napped while the videos were playing. We then had a lunch fit for a horse, carrots and apples. After lunch we read some of our horse books. Gwyn really enjoyed, "Black Beauty."
Friday: We went to a friends church to help make bagged lunches for the homeless. I helped make the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the kids helped to put the water, sandwiches, apples, chips and snacks into plastic bags. Afterwards we went home made our large Giraffe craft, put the map puzzle together and the kids helped make dinner. The kids also took turns measuring each other on the Giraffe.
Saturday: Yup we are homeschoolers so we occasionally have some lessons on Saturdays! Today we went to the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop and the kids each made a pencil box. I didn't think Rowyn would be able to REALLY make it on his own but he did. I was so impressed with how they glued, hammered and painted. Next month Home Depot Kids Workshop is making a memo board. Did I mention its FREE!!! they also get a cute apron, pin, sticker, certificate, coloring page and of course the item they made.Since it was actually cool today (all week it has been in the 100's) I took the kids to the playground. And of course there are still chores to do on Saturday so the kids brought out their laundry, sorted it and put it into the washer.
And that is sums up our first week!