We have completed our first week of homeschooling. We’re still trying hard to find our groove, but I know it will come with time. The first two days we completed all of the tasks for each day. The curriculum is literature-based so there is a lot of reading and my kids want to do more with their hands, so I am trying hard to find some solutions. This week we are going to try saving all of the reading (read-a-louds, History reading and Science reading) for the couch. We will spend ‘table time’ doing Bible, Handwriting, Language Arts, Math and any crafts and experiments.
By day three, four and five of last week they were screaming that they wanted to cut something (their words) and make something with their hands. Here is the great thing about homeschooling, we can customize it however we want. It is just a matter of me figuring out how we need to customize.So I am on a search for some hands-on activities I can work into some of the lessons.
I’ve started a Pinterest board with homeschool resources if you’re interested in following it. Most of what I have pinned are ideas from other Sonlight Core A bloggers. I am hoping to find some hands on projects and crafts that line up with what we are learning.
I have also discovered why they call one of the handwriting programs Handwriting Without Tears. Handwriting for boys is dreadful. Unless it is their idea and they are doing it at their leisure. I think they may have boycotted me if I asked them to write the letter Ff one more time last week.
Homeschooling Week 2:
Memory Work: Acts 16:31
Bible: The Patriarchs (Abraham, Issac and Jacob)
History: Ancient Civilization (Ancient Egypt)
Letter of the Week: B b
Creative Expression: Write an Invitation (communication)
Science: Earth/day and night/seasons/tadpoles and frogs
At this point we are not ready to move on to the next week of Science. We still have three days worth of Science stuff to finish. Last week the other tasks from the other subjects just drained them. This week we will do some hands-on Science activities as the Science worksheets included in the curriculum seem to be a bit over their head right now and they want to use their hands.
Math: identify first, same and different/ trace and write 1-4 / circle the correct answer/ X the correct answer/work more on left and right/ work more on top, middle and bottom/ color: green, blue, yellow/shape: square, circle, triangle
Most of the math curriculum and all of the alphabet they are very familiar with thanks to Mothers Day Out. It is just a matter of consistently reviewing it. One of my twins is struggling a bit with left and right, but we have some activities we are going to work on casually to make it less frustrating for him.
What does your homeschool week look like?