First Day of homeschool!
|Hayden is officially a Kindergartner!|
|Teacher Mommy and hayden (photo by Jack, age 3)|
|Jack and Mommy (bedhead and all!) photo by Hayden-mommy looks kinda tired!!|
|School table- I love this old blue-green canning jar!|
|Learning new words with scrabble tiles (much cheaper than banana grams. I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents!)|
|Mama's book of Lesson Plans and Instruction guides (I just can't live with a plain white binder. CAN'T. It says, Learning, Laughing, Loving, Living on it.)|
|Hayden's binder-He is OBSESSED with riding this quad, so he loves this pic of himself!|
|I added little tabbed dividers for his worksheets and writing so we can keep it all in one place.|
We started school today. It was overall, good. We started our day praying together and reading a Bible story, which I loved. We did some language arts, and worked on some new words. Hayden had fun making -AT words with old scrabble tiles. It was fun to see him put together the concept of changing just one letter makes a whole new word. Last summer I bought this really raggedy scrabble game for 50 cents at a garage sale, knowing I could use those tiles for something! They came in handy for this activity of spelling new words by changing out the first letter. Then he was able to read me a story about Pat, the Fat Rat :) He was quite proud, and so was I! My baby can read! We did a few other activities, math, history, science, and played at the park. Great day! We tackled school activities during Lucy's naps, which worked well for today. I think the boys will both be fresher in the mornings, but Math + snack was a good combo. They counted marshmallows while doing worksheets and were happy as can be this afternoon. They were a little tired, but that worked well for some quiet read-aloud time of me reading to them.