Monday, April 3, 2017

March 2017

March homeschool highlights 

D with a crown for jewel week

Daddy leading some geography 

M got his own library card

Teacher appreciation gifts at our weekly co-op. 






Sunday, March 5, 2017

February 2017, weeks 16- 21

A review of some activities we've done over the last month with MFW Kinder and Adventures. 

Lego America tour at our local mall. Has scaled reproductions of historically important landmarks . 

Building vocabulary and spelling skills with Scrabble Jr. 

Crowns for Jewel unit

Have to include our Compassion Experience with dear friends. 

Artwork the older boys did for their rooms. M wanted a mountain scene with penguins and D chose countries. 

Rock unit resources 


Black History Month

As M is 7 years old, we are getting in to more meaningful historical events. To continue our beginning of looking in to Martin Luther King Jr in January, we found a few books and videos to begin to delve in to why there is a separate month to highlight African American accomplishments and contributions to society. 

For March, we are researching diversity resources. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day

Taking the opportunity to learn about the process and the peaceful transition of power. We talked about being fair minded, that no leader is perfect . There are good and bad attributes to every person but the position deserves our respect and prayers. 

I recorded a series of documentaries on past inauguration speeches 

 We also watched some informational presidential videos on YouTube: 



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

week 15

I'm Kinder we are covering the letter E in character, bible, Science, handwriting , reading and number 15 in math. 

 We are on week 18 for 2nd grade work covering Tennessee, living things and Jesus being the lamb of God. 


Martin Luther King Jr

We are taking the rest of January to learn more about MLK, what he did, said and accomplished and what still needs to be done for true respect, dignity and equality. Because all men and women are made in the image of God. 

This is also inaguratuon week and those two things have to be addressed in the current racial climate. 


Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 12

Glimpse of our week1/3 of the way through the year. Going fast! 

Munchkin's 2nd grade US history, bible, science, math, grammar and spelling. 


Doodlebug's unit studies in Kinder through the alphabet and creation: 


 Lionheart's intro to the world of learning in 2's with ABC Jesus Loves Me: 




US History



 So many fun games, songs, books, activities, maps, apps, flash cards and stickers. Bring on the Fifty Nifty US 😉

Monday, October 24, 2016

week 11

Music lessons for M are coming from The Nutcracker . There's a coloring page , music, info to read and we found a ballet version on YouTube from 1993 that stars Macauley Culkin, it cracks me up. 

D is on O week for Octopus and obedience 

 L is picking up on so much his big brother are doing . He's enjoying the creation animals as we continue the ABC Jesus Loves Me 2yo curriculum 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Day in the Life

Dinosaurs for the win today on Ds curriculum! The boys listened to 5 books, did activities, pretend play, worksheets and videos. 

M is covering the Revolutionary War and Declaration of Independence. 

Good listening and applying afternoon: 


Monday, September 26, 2016

Supplies and Materials

TimeHop showed October's order two years ago: 


 I thought I would share this year's, most of which are set to arrive today thanks to Amazon Prime. 

I found humor in that I'm still slowly collecting the Christian Heroes Then and Now series. There are over 40 currently, I am half way there 😉. I do most of my ordering from Amazon and MFW directly . From time to time, I'll find used online or half price books. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Day in the Life

Morning with co-op included picture day for the yearbook. After quiet time, we finished up our curriculum. Daddy worked super late and the boys rode bikes up and down the street with neighbors . Winning all around. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Weekly Art and worksheets

Weeksheet organization for this year included everyone getting a clipboard. I fill them up at the beginning of the week and they go through them. It's also where we put the art we are working on for that week. 

M 2nd grade- social studies not booking page. 
D kinder- phonics worksheet
L 2s- Day 5 creation craft

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week in the life

Prep for the week is minimal due to lesson plans built in to the curricula. I hang visuals and set out worksheets . 

For 2nd grade, I research videos and pull out the perspective read along and do a quick Pinterest search on the corresponding science or history material. M enjoys daily math

Science topic this week is constellations so we played a couple of educational YouTube videos, downloaded flash cards from Pinterest,  pulled out our constellation globe and he made constellations out of stars and white crayon on black paper. 

For kinder, I gather books and file folders for the letter of the week. I'm so thankful for the advice to buy several different supplements for M, knowing what didn't work for older brother may work for his two younger siblings.  I have ideas and additional crafts/ projects as Ds interest and our time allows. 
D enjoys the worksheets and the outdoor exploring that's encouraged. We don't do quite as much book reading for him at this point in the year due to lack of interest on his part. 

For our 2 year old, the older brothers help gather toys with the weekly color, also used for counting, shapes, textures, pattern and sorting .  L piggy backs identifying the letter that D is learning for handwriting and phonics.  We sing, do nursery rhymes, bible story, play and color.