School is Underway
The children and I at Chelmont Academy Homeschool just completed our 1st week this school year! We have had a good week.
We started off the week with a trip to the doctors office. . .all is well, but such is life!
Then, Tuesday through Thursday, we tried to establish a bit of a new routine and it's been going pretty well. My oldest daughter (4th grade) is becoming more independent in her work, especially in English. My youngest daughter (2nd grade) has improved nicely with her Spelling. Both girls are beginning a new writing program (just because writing is their "thing!") and they are enjoying it so far.
My oldest son is officially in kindergarten this year and he is trying to convince me that playing the computer and the Wii are great ideas for school work! LOL In other words, he is still transitioning a bit, since he has more of a structured day. But overall, he is doing well and is SUPER excited about Math. He wants to keep going and going and that is fine by me!
On Friday, we took a break from Grammar, Math, History and Science, to focus on a few other things. We talked about the digestive system (Health) and we listened to a Kids' Song CD ("If You're Happy and You Know It," "Whistle While You Work," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," etc.) more for my son's sake, but the girls joined in and began to dance and get a little silly. It was fun, though!
We finished our Friday up with an art project--the kids made robins from their footprints. I found a site through Pinterest with art projects made from either hand prints or foot prints. Lots of fun. It's so neat how every one's pictures turned out differently. This is not one of ours, but it's an example from the site.
Then to round out the week, Daddy surprised everyone with a trip to Six Flags! The kids were SUPER THRILLED because that was a major item on their summer bucket list. They had so much fun and my oldest daughter even conquered a few rides that she wouldn't have dreamed of going on before. There were smiles on every face and lots of laughter. Even the baby was so content to be pushed around the park in the stroller, getting to have a taste of Mommy's Slurpee every now and then. I think the highlight of the day for the kids was the water ride. At first the kids stood on a bridge to get splashed from the water ride as the boat went by. Once they were soaked, they thought, let's just get on the boat, too. Oh, boy! It was so funny to see their faces and hear those screams and giggles! It was a great family day. We all slept very soundly that Saturday night. (Sorry, no pictures. . .I forgot the camera!)
So there you have it, a bit of an update from my home to yours. More updates to come!