Sunday, March 22, 2009

Homeschool

Since we began homeschooling Adam, I feel that we have been on such an adventure. As overwhelmed as I was in the beginning, I have come to learn of how truly rewarding homeschool can be. Here are a few fun activities we have done recently.

The boys enjoy bringing out the paints and free painting. At times it is difficult to do school with Adam and keep Lincoln busy or interested. But this is an activity that definitely works. We've studied various painters like VanGogh, Monet, and Renoir.

Adam is obsessed with legos these days. Particulary Star Wars or Indiana Jones legos. Since we refuse to buy him the lego video games (I know, such mean parents!), we try to encourage as much building as we can. He's getting very good at following the instructions. And often likes to create other crafts of his own invention. And there is his loyal little sidekick right there beside him.

The boys helped me get the starters planted for our patio pot garden. We learned about what seeds need to grow and how to plant the seeds differently. Adam was very meticulous about putting the seeds in and did a fantastic job. Now let's just hope they grow! Adam was particularly proud of his gerber daisies he is pointing to in the picture. Lincoln is pointing to the flowers he planted. I have a little trouble getting Adam to smile normal for pictures sometimes.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Looks like fun! Looks like you're doing a great job, Kara! I'm going to start homeschooling in the fall. What curriculum are you using?

singin'mama said...

I don't have a set curriculum because I feel that it mimics public school too much. However, I am using some specific tools that have been very helpful for Adam's level. I'm teaching him to read from "teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons". It is extremely effective. I also use the "think-it-through tiles series from discovery toys. They have math, science, and reading. Other than that we sort of go with the flow, and read alot of books. Good luck!

maren said...

We'd like to have Adam over to play with Reilly. Maybe on a Wednesday afternoon (early day home from school for R). We've be AWOL lately because of the flu (both boys had it), and Jeff isn't completely better yet. Once we are all healthy we'll set up a playdate. I hope all is well with you.