Monday, August 19, 2013

First day of Homeschool!

Today we started homeschool. Rowen in Kindergarten, and Charlotte w/ preschool. We are using My Father's World, which is a curriculum that applies a Charlotte Mason technique.
The first ten days are EASY. I think they're designed to be an intro to homeschool- to teach your five year old to sit still for 10 minutes at a time :)

This morning, we went for a short walk around the block (with backpacks on, of course!) and then sat down at the table to begin learning about Creation.

Both the kids loved it (a few photos on Instagram under #happelhomeschool.) We spent about a half hour, colored name tags, talked about the calendar, cut & colored a number 1, and cut & glued the "light/dark" page for our creation books. (Yes, Charlotte did everything w/ Rowen. Why not?) and then finished it off w/ a preschool activity (Kids Puzzle- gross motor, sorting.)

Next week is the 2nd week of the intro & Creation. After that, our first unit (of 26) will be "Sun." We'll be covering the letter "S" at the same time.


Kami said...

Ah - the first week of school. We love the creation unit! Jude still has his creation book.

The Boggs Family said...

How fun!!!! Can I be in your class?!!! : )

Tara said...

How fun! That sounds like a great curriculum. I'm looking forward to reading about how it goes for you guys; I'm looking into starting homeschool with Connor soon. He's almost 4! I have to get started soon. :) Hope all goes great for you!