First Day of Homeschool {2018/2019}

Hi Guys!

As you can tell by the title of this blog post we have started back up with homeschool, for our 6th year of homeschooling!

This year i have an 8th grader, 5th grader, 2nd grader, and preschooler.

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*Seriously why is it so hard to get 4 people to look at the camera at the same time and smile. This was the best picture i got.*

I plan on sharing all our curriculum choices in a separate blog post, so be on the lookout for that.

But as far as how our first day of school went, it was pretty good. We are doing a new schedule this year so of course that takes time to get used to. I might share our schedule in a separate blog post, if that something you guys would like to see, let me know.¬†As we were doing our school work i realized some of our stuff hadn’t arrived yet and i also realized that i forgot to order a few things, so that was our one hiccup during the day. Nothing major though, and we were able to move along with the day.

Cruz, my preschooler, loves doing school. He keeps asking for more work, gosh how i love that age! I wish my 8th grader was as eager to do school work.

I really wish we had a fun, first day back at school tradition, but the only thing we do is take these pictures and do interviews, which will also be in a separate blog post. I was thinking though that we might do something fun on Friday to celebrate our first week of being back to school. Not sure yet, but i will let you know if i come up with something.

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Last Day of School 2017/2018

Hi Guys!

We finished up our 5th year of homeschooling on May 11th, so i thought today i would sit down and share how our 5th year went. The good and the bad.

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For our 5th year of homeschooling we switched things up and went over to a year round homeschooling schedule. Which i think we all really enjoyed. It was so nice to take several small breaks throughout the year, i felt like we were less burnt out by the end of the year.

We tried out new curriculum this year, My Father’s World and Heart of Dakota, I liked them both, however i’m not sure i will use them again. There were just certain things that i feel like didn’t work for our family with each program.

Some of the issues i had with My Father’s World, was i just thought it was too easy for my 7th grader. Same with Heart of Dakota, it was way too easy for my 1st grader.

Also i can’t get over the price of My Father’s World. It’s just way too expensive.

Although our 5th year of school is over, we will still do some work over our summer break. We will continue to do some math, reading, and writing because i feel like those things are important to keep up with.

Our new school year (2018/2019) will start in early July, so look for all my curriculum picks and details about our 6th year of homeschooling coming up next month.

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 7}

Hi Guys!!

Today is Earth Day!! So that means today is the last day of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

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Today, we went to a nearby lake, for a little nature walk.

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Except for a little bit of wind, it was a beautiful day.

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And we even saw some deer.

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As far as our snack for the day, it’s kids choice today. They get to pick from any of the snacks we had all week long. They wanted “Ants On A Log”.

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For our book today, we read “I Am Earth”

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So that’s it! That’s the end of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 6}

Hi Guys!

Today is day 6 of my “We Love Earth Week” celebration! Here’s what we have going on today…

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  • Our activity today is to plant some seeds

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That’s it for today! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for our 7th and final day!!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 5}

Hi Guys!

Today is day 5 of my “We Love The Earth Week” celebration. Let’s see what we have going on today…

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  • Today’s activity was going on a walk and picking up trash along the way.

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It was super windy, but the kids all enjoyed picking up trash.

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That’s it for today! Stop by again tomorrow for day 6!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 4}

Hi Guys!

Here’s what we got going on for day 4 of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration…

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  • Today’s snack is cookies! Sugar cookies with food coloring, to make them look like the Earth.

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  • Today’s arts/crafts project is making EARTH signs.
    Here is how you make them:
    First you start out with a piece of construction paper or cardstock (any color you want to use will do, i just happened to have blue paper on hand).
    Using glue write out the letters EARTH.

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Then take whatever you have found around your yard (grass, flowers, dirt, sticks, etc.) and attach it to the glue.

And something like this should be your outcome…

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That’s it for today’s celebration! Stop by again tomorrow for day 5!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 3}

Hi Guys!

Today is day 3 of my “We Love Earth Week” celebration!

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Here’s what we have been up today:

  • Our snack for today was inspired from this pinterest post, however mom fail, i forgot to buy pretzel sticks, so my kids really had no idea what this was supposed to be…

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Oh well, they all still ate it. I added in the banana slice to make it look like the sun.

  • I download that printable yesterday from Teachers Pay Teachers and it had these fun word wall cards that we used today to talk about different Earth Day vocabulary words and ways that they each help the Earth.

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Then we drew pictures of how we can help the Earth

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Dasean drew the Earth giving himself a thumbs up for drawing himself recycling.

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That’s it for our celebration today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for day 4!

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