So back to the post. I think our first week went really well. I had a house full of good attitudes (for the most part) and Dalton even asked THREE times if we could please homeschool next year too. (I have no idea why he is already thinking about next school year - good grief, we are only four days into this one!) Also - note to self - remember this post when Dalton is whining about school in say . . . oh. . . a few weeks.
Anyway, I have already decided that I don't think I am going to like our new grammar curriculum. I don't know what I was thinking. I mean "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I loved what we used last year for grammar. I just needed some more writing instruction for the boys.
Okay, I'll be honest. I will be going back to Growing with Grammar as soon as it arrives in the mail. Already ordered it. So sad, so so sad.
Here is a little of what we did this week:
Our state of the week was Maine. I love these notebooking pages and these coloring pages!
We are talking about the water cycle in science. We did a few really fun (and super easy) experiments. But I totally forgot to take pictures. I know. I know. What is wrong with me? (Hey - it's the first week back to school, I'll get back into the swing of things . . . hopefully. . . at least by May!)
Didn't really dig grammar - already talked about that.
Math was fun. (Yep, I said it: Math = fun) I was really super pleased with how much the boys remembered from last school year. We are starting off in the middle of the Saxon 3 book so there weren't any real ease you in kinda lessons like at the beginning of most books. One of our lessons talked about cups, pints, quarts, gallons. Once again - here comes the honesty. I couldn't tell you how many cups were in a pint, in a quart, or in a gallon until I did this really fun little craft way back when I was doing my student teaching. He's called Mr. Gallon (or Mrs. Gallon, or if you have three boys: Monster Gallon). Whatever you call him. He is easy to make and the kids really had a good time with it!
Okay so maybe Drew wasn't loving getting his picture made. Boys!?!
* On a total side note - I don't know if you noticed or not, but my kids have on the same shirts in these pictures as they do from my post on the first day of school. These pictures were not taken on the first day of school. Actually, they were taken on the second day of school.
I know that I have a laundry problem. I love doing it. I can't stand having any dirty laundry. It's weird and kinda sad - I know. Here is what is even more sad. As I was putting these shirts into their drawers at night, I thought about the fact that if I took pictures the next day (I knew we were doing the math craft) that they would probably have on the same shirt. So . . . I picked up their other t-shirts and put these toward the middle of their drawers. I thought I was going to fall out when the next morning not one, not two, but all three of them had dug through their drawers and picked out the same shirt as the day before. Seriously?!