Monday, August 27, 2012
What our first day of Homeschool looked like
People have been asking me why I'm starting early with homeschool. I have a lot going on the next two months including surgery and a 10 day trip to Mexico. So I wanted to get started and get some things set. Not to mention how excited my kids are to get going. I think I'll take advantage of their excitement while it's there.
I wanted to get going by 9am, with the kids dressed and breakfast in them. It worked out well considering my girl was up at 5am. Breakfast was some organic ancient grain pancakes, a favorite of ours.
The kids were excited, but 5 minutes in, they wanted to know when recess and snack time were. But they seem to really enjoy the story and looking at the pictures to count different things.
Next we did some color recognition and sorting with beads, to help with their fine motor skills. I then had them string the beads on corresponding pipe cleaners.
My boy sat down to practice number writing and my girl sat down to color.