WELCOME! Here is our school room. We come here each day, Monday through Friday, and get smart… or something. 😉 Just a forewarning, though, there are a LOT of pictures! I hope you enjoy a little peek at a typical school day for us.
Since Jason started 2nd shift (3 pm to 12 am) on Sunday, we started schooling when he leaves. It’s hard to stay focused when Daddy is home, you know. 🙂 Today we started at 4 pm. Well, let’s get a little glimpse of where we school. Please keep in mind it’s hard to get good shots of a small room.
The first thing we do is copy work. I write on the board several things I want the kids to copy. Right now we’re copying calendar facts. The boys know this stuff fine, so for them it’s just for handwriting work. Kylie, on the other hand, has a really hard time remembering this information.
Next we’ll move on to history. Today we reviewed lessons 7-9 and read lesson 10. We took note of the key facts about and colored a picture on the Stonehenge today. It was very interesting. Did you know that the 18 foot slabs weighed 28 tons each? Did you also know this was created around 2700 B.C.? Yep – interesting indeed! 🙂
Spelling’s up next! We all use the same curriculum for spelling as it’s not based on grade. So, all three kids get out a piece of loose-leaf paper and number 1-25. I read out each word, sometimes with a sentence if necessary, and they each write them down. When we’re done with all 25 words, we go over the correct spelling for each word. If they get something wrong, they write the correct spelling next to the original spelling of the word. I love Sequential Spelling!
The last thing we’ll do together is Science. Today we’ll just get an introduction to astronomy and maybe color a picture of the solar system.
The kids will then move onto ‘busy’ work. Stuff they do on their own. This typically consists of math and grammar.
I hope you enjoyed our little school day!