Friday, January 8, 2010

Homeschooling the Boys

I knew when the boys came out of pre-school for the winter that I would need to pick up the slack and teach them here at home.

Well, we started this week and I was pleasantly surprised at what they already knew. We start each morning around 9 with devotion and prayer.

We do worksheets about lines, shapes, tracing, letters, numbers, opposites, go togethers, same and different, counting, rhyming pictures, letter sounds, beginning sounds, first, next, last, patterns or so on so forth. We draw, glue, practice with scissors, play with playdoh, fingerpaint, read and do other kitchen activites. We do two 30 minute sessions in the morning and then another 30 minute session in the afternoon.

They seem to be loving it and so far I am too. I am so blessed to be able to do this at least 5 months out of the year.

Do you homeschool? The boys will go to public school when they are that age, but right now I am doing all I can do here at home. Some of you will ask why public school. WE have tons of friends that are teachers there and are office personnel. The school consists of elementary, high school and multi needs school and the total size is about 800 or less. My sil works there, my brother is a bus driver and is the president of the booster club. We are so blessed to live less than a mile from there as well.



Nonsensicalgirl said...

Hey Marva! It's been awhile since I've 'checked in' with you, although I've been keeping up with you through your posts. Sounds like you guys are having a great time homeschooling. It's fun and challenging all at the same time. I just ordered some new books for my two yesterday and can't wait to get them in! Hope you all are doing good.


MyKidsMom said...

It's awesome that you start the day with them with devotions and prayer!

Homeschooling is definitely not for every family, or every situation. If you have a good school nearby, you're blessed. Still, it's nice you get this little bit of extra learning time with them. And it will give them a good foundation for when they go to Kindergarten. Good job Mom! :)