Today we “officially” started school for the year! We are starting small and easy for the next week or two before we dive into the Great Lessons and all the new work. I think that all of us need time to readjust and get focused. Now as a homeschooler, we tend to forget things like school pictures! So when I found out about the Not back to school blog hop and their school picture week, I knew I was going to have to try some of the fun ideas I have seen on pintrest! Here are the results! My little students for the year!
Pup who is now officially a Pre-Schooler!
Bunny who is in first grade!
Now since my brothers and sisters are homeschooled as well, I thought that I should get them involved too! 🙂 Lots of fun pictures of all of them too!
I even got the big kids to play along! 🙂 That was a once in a life time thing!
The girls were pretty excited to start school today and both of them were ready to jump right in! The morning went really fast and both girls were rather tired after all their work! We started off the day with getting all of the new school supplies out and organizing the folders for finished work. After that I showed the girls where everything had moved and how to do the new trays. For my trays I have not done any themes, just stuck to the basics for now! You know me, I am sure that there will be some theme trays later!
Ok….I love new school supplies! Don’t you?
Color mixing with droppers
(This one was a Big hit)
Pouring water with a funnel
Water transfer with a sponge!
Transferring marbles to the suction cups
These trays are mostly for Pup, but Bunny wanted to do them too. So our deal is she can do one or two trays before she begins her work and she can do as many as she wanted when her work is done. Pup worked super hard all by herself today. She did all the puzzles in our school room and most of the trays. She also pulled out the Brown Stair and I helped her with some sandpaper letters and numbers. Bunny and I set the goals to work on some finger charts for math, and she also chose to learn money. After that we worked on some letter sound review and writing words. It was fun to watch them working again!
She built all the botany puzzles, all the zoology puzzles, and the Melissa and Doug puzzles!
She has been trying to write letters all over the place this summer. I think she is ready for the letters. We are taking it slow, but she loves them!
She was pretty excited that she did it. She did a great job and even self corrected the mistakes she made! This was only the second time she had ever built it! I guess we are ready for some extensions soon!
Bunny was so funny when she was doing the addition finger charts. She knew the answer before the chart and I told her could just write it down. It seems to something she is picking up quickly, or at least figuring out how to work the problem in her head!
So there we go! We are off to a great start! Like I said it will be rather slow and easy to start! I will be linking up to Montessori Monday! Make sure you stop back tomorrow for Taking Time Tuesday!
August 21, 2012 @ 3:58 am
Fun and relaxing!!
August 22, 2012 @ 2:49 am
Mommy to the Princesses
August 21, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
Bunny and pup seem enthusiastic and hope the rest of the school year continues awesome for you guys!
August 22, 2012 @ 2:50 am
Thanks I hope so too! I hope things are going well for you guys!
August 22, 2012 @ 12:13 am
Love this post!!! All the family presentation!! Just LOVELY!!! Love to see my little friends working on her first day!!! yeaaaa Beautiful classroom and a lots of blessings on this new year!!! Hugs and kisses!!!
August 22, 2012 @ 2:55 am
Thanks so much Karen! I think it will be a good year! I see you posted all about your plan! I have to get over there to read it after I reply! 🙂 You are the best!
August 22, 2012 @ 12:34 am
WAY cool! Too bad you couldn’t snap a picture of the big kids lying on the sidewalk!! lol 🙂
August 22, 2012 @ 3:00 am
Thanks, we had fun! I am with you on the big kids! It would have been awesome to get them on the sidewalk, but I ran out of space and it was hard enough to get them to take a few with the chalk board! Thanks for popping by!
August 22, 2012 @ 11:07 pm
I LOVE all the back-to-school photos … and new school supplies! It looks like you had some great activities and a wonderful first day of school! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Back to School Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/back-to-school/
August 23, 2012 @ 12:52 am
Thanks Deb! We had a lot of fun! It means the world that you add me to your boards and pages! You are the best!
July 31, 2013 @ 6:13 pm
Where did you get your wooden trays? I have been looking for inexpensive, yet sturdy ones. Might you share your source with me by leaving a comment at traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com? Thanks!