Monday, August 24, 2009

Week 3 ~ Homeschool

So, hooray for me...I got this whole week planned, I am so excited! A very big accomplishment for myself. Here is what's in our workboxes for this week:


1. Character Lapbook - Truthfulness

2. BJU Engligh Lessons 7 - 10 and chapter test

3. Computer time

4. Math U See Lessons 6 - 10

5. Learn to Crochet - Slipknot, chain stitch, slip stitch and single crochet

6. Little House in the Big Woods Lapbook - Chapters 1-5

7. Handwritting excercises

8. Working with Emily with number recognition (with mommys help)

9. Proverbs 31:10-31 memorization

10. play time

11. practice music "Go and Give and Pray"

12. Christopher Columbus Unit Study and Lapbook


1. Christ Centered Curriculum - Lessons 1-5

2. Computer time - starfall, word world, sprout

3. Math U See Lessons 6-12

4. video

5. Learn to Crochet (we will see how this goes)

6. Little House in the Big Woods Lapbook - Chapters 1-5

7. Handwriting practice

8. Number Recognition with activities from

9. ABC order with magnets, foam letters, cards etc...

10. play

11. Coloring page

12. Christopher Columbus Unit Study and Lapbook

Hopefully, things will go well, I will post when I can.


Monday, August 10, 2009

New Workbox Numbers

Here are the new workbox numbers that I created. I got the idea from here . I love scrapbooking so this wasn't that big of a challenge for me, plus my girls love their new numbers!

Close up of Natalie's:

Close up of Emily's:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Planning another school year

This year I can honestly say I am ready for! I have been planning and organizing and setting up for this year. Although I still have more to do, I can say that I am about 80% ready! Which is alot for me....I am a major procrastinator!!!

So, this is what I have planned for Natalie:

Math: Math U See, Alpha (yes, she is behind in math, but we will get there!)
English: BJU 3
Science: Rod and Staff and Unit studies (lapbooks)
History & Geography: Abeka 3 and unit studies (Lapbooks)
Music: BJU 3
Health: Abeka 3
Spanish (lapbook)
Five in a Row Volume 1 (lapbooks)
Character Journal

For Emily:
Math: Math U See primer
Sight words
Bug Buddies lessons from Danielle's Place
History unit studies with Natalie
character journal with Natalie
Five in a Row lapbooks with Natalie
Spanish with Natalie
Music with Natalie

I am sure I will add more throughout the year, but that I what I have planned so far. We are still doing workboxes and I already purchased Emily's workbox system. I plan on filling all 12 but do not expect her to finish them all in a day. She likes to be in the homeschool room with us and I figured I can sneak some learning in their while she thinks it is fun! Natalie's workboxes are getting redone. I am making new numbers for hers and new ones for Emily. I am not done with those yet, hopefully that will get done today!

I am also redoing the homeschool room. Finished picture will come later, but so far I have gotten the girls' desk painted and decorated.

Emily's Desk:

Natalie's Desk:

This is a side view of thier desks. I took it from my phone, so sorry for the poor quality! I found the stickers at Dollar Tree and I made the "clocking in/out" cards for my girls. On the upper left of Natalie's and upper right of Emily's desk are hooks that will be installed by my hubby soon for their library bags and aprons.

Closer look of Emily's Desk:

Closer Look at Natalie's Desk:

Hopefully I will be finishing up the homeschool room today or tomorrow to have a relaxing Sunday before we start school on Monday.......hopefully!