Monday, August 3, 2009

Day #1/175

Today was our first day of school - sort of. Can I still get some sort of drum roll please? I had originally planned to start today & then decided not to because of all we have going on this week. However, I am reviewing curriculum for the TOS Homeschool Crew & I have a few reviews due by the end of the month so I had to get cracking. BTW, reviews are posted on my main blog - The Berry Patch.

Today we did:

  • Morning routine (the boys have set chores they must do each morning)
  • Prayer
  • Worksheets from the TOS Homeschool Planner. They are "beginning/ending" year pages where the boys wrote down their names, height, weight, likes/dislikes, and yearly goals. There are also spots for photos. It will be fun to see how much they grow over the year. And it was a bit freaky to learn that my 5 year old, Happy, weighs 51 pounds while his 8 year old brother, Conductor, weighs 55.5 pounds.
  • I read a chapter from The Story of the World volume 2. I really want to finish this volume before we dive in to Volume 3 this year. (history)
  • We did a few pages in the Grapevine Studies book I am reviewing for TOS. This is a fun way to learn the Bible. I chose to use their Multi-Level Old Testament Basics book. I don't want to give away too much but we are using this for Bible & loving it. (Bible)
  • Lego-Man watched a TV show called "Big" on the Science Channel. It's a new show with a team of builders making large-scale items. On this show they made a BBQ grill & grilled a nine-foot long hot dog. (science)
  • Lego-Man & Conductor also spent time on Aleks which is another site we are reviewing for TOS. I really like what I see so far. (math)
  • Lego-Man is spending time building towers using the Duplo Legos. He made one about six feet tall earlier today. (science)
  • Lego-Man also wrote a letter to his pen-pal. (writing)
I don't plan to delve in to full-time school with circle time until later in the month. Right now this is working for all of us as we begin our new year.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Many claps to go with your drumroll! :) I love it! I'll have to scope out the show Big. We don't typically watch tv, but I'm wondering if they have it online to watch.... We used Aleks some last year. I loved it. It worked well with the kid for a while, but like everything else, I had to switch it up because good only lasts so long with her. lol