Homeschooling, Week 1
Friday, October 05, 2012
Well, we made it through our first week of homeschooling. Since we don't have our score keys yet, there's not a lot of actual school work the kids can do, so we filled up our week in other ways.
Monday--PA Day (if they were in still in school, they would have had a PA Day, so we observed it, too). The kids had a free day, while I planned out the week and created a weekly schedule to keep on the fridge. This not only helped me get organized, but also let them know what to expect each day.
Tuesday--we did what school work we could, which took up most of the morning. Tuesday afternoon we visited some friends who are also homeschooled.
Wednesday--we took a field trip to a local museum. Much educational value was in this, as they learned about the history of the county in which we live, as well as got to see how the pioneers lived.
Thursday--we did a Thanksgiving craft which took almost all morning, then met some friends at a large park for the afternoon.
Friday--We went on a "leaf hunt" in a small wooded area on our street. Each of the kids collected as many different leaves as they could. When we got home, they glued their leaves to a plain piece of paper, then we looked them up online to identify which tree they came from. In the afternoon, the kids went to Trampoline in place of "gym class".
It was a packed week, and the kids not only had a great time, but learned quite a bit and got a lot of exercise. I, too, exceeded my Fitness Goals for the week because of all the walking we did. And all of us have been sleeping very well every night.
I can get used to this Homeschooling thing.... of course, next week will be different, as I will (hopefully) get the score keys and we can start doing some actual work.