Friday, September 05, 2008

How We Spent Our First Week Of Homeschool...

With much excitement, Reese started his first year of homeschool Kindergarten!

We had to start our first morning with a "First Day Of School" photo.

During the week, we....

Watched a praying mantis female eat her male mate. Eeew! We went on a photo hunt looking for words that begin with the /l/ sound. Reese had fun taking pictures!



Started our science unit on magnets. Reese had fun using the wand magnet to find objects in his box that were magnetic.
He played games with Daddy until he zonked out...
He dressed up as a Star Wars pilot & rode his "jet" around the house...

We had fun sorting buttons by color...
And making patterns with milk caps.
We went to the Dallas Zoo & had five hours of fun!

Reese got sized for his REAL violin. We brought it home and practiced right away!
The result of months of hard work...his very first real violin!
Each morning, we started with Saxon Phonics K & did one page a day in his Math Made Easy workbook. Reese practiced writing his name more neatly.
We had a fun morning at CoOp playing with our buddies & getting surprised with a BIG truck of pumpkins!
We played lots of games of Yatzee, Mancala, Uno, & a new phonics blends game.
We tried out Homeschool PE in Watauga and Reese had a blast. He ran 1/2 mile (wow!), played dodgeball, and kept up with all the older kids really well. The class is for 6-18 year olds, and the mix of ages worked quite well.
Our first week was a resounding success, and it feels really good be working together as a family! Of course, these are just snippets of our days...I don't think we were ever just *still*!


4 comments:

mommy2nicholas said...

What an awesome week! So much fun but so much learning too. Love it!

Renee said...

Awesome. You're a great teacher -- obviously born to homeschool! Sounds like ya'll had fun and learned a little along the way. I am going to plan a trip to the zoo too for me and my kids. In fact, I just set up a slew of field trips....hmmm, that reminds me.... (chk your email)

hollyandco said...

Congrats! sounds like a GREAT week. :)

cbashara said...

Reese is a VERY lucky little boy! I want to come to your school!!