Homeschooling life…

I’ve had a brief hiatus from blogging and homeschooling due to a family tragedy, but now I’m back!

We just purchased the next four Life of Fred Math books from Christian Book Distributors and have started in on Cats. Mr. T loves seeing what trouble Fred finds himself in.

Also, we are starting the Exploring Nature With Children year-long curriculum since my kids absolutely love being outdoors.

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Other than that our homeschool days have been filled mostly with playtime, little arts and crafts were thrown in there. We made some super cute facecloth bunnies for Easter. Daddy made the kids a giant cardboard castle. And we’ve been taking it pretty easy.

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Of course, there has also been some time for photo filters with the two youngest!

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What have you filled your homeschooling days with these past few weeks?

 

Adventures in Nature with Kids!

Our homeschooling day today took us on an outdoor adventure… in the rain. The rain part was not planned. When I originally suggested the outing it was 10 degrees and had cleared up. By the time we actually left it was raining, 8 degrees and dropping. However, we continued on our adventure.

We went for a long walk and ended up at a little beach. Unfortunately, my phone died and we missed out on some fun pictures. Here are the few we managed before the battery died.

When we got home the kids filled daddy in on everything we saw: train tracks, dog tracks, bird tracks, funny rocks, ice rocks, logs floating in the water, a time capsule burial spot, sea grass, etc.

After some hot chocolate to warm up we moved onto some math with the second book in the Life of Fred series (I buy these fromĀ Christian Book Distributors). Mr. T loves these books! We read through three chapters. When we were through, Mr. T asked where a certain word was in the book. The word “mob” to be exact. A few minutes later he shows me this:

Gotta love it when he does copy-work without any encouragement or bribery. It’s usually quite a fight to get him to read or write.

Any tips on how to encourage a reluctant reader/writer?