As some of you recently know, the kiddies and I just started homeschooling, and we absolutely love it!
Because the babies are so little, I am mostly doing learn through play, but we also have some basics that we do every day: letters, numbers, penmanship, Bible, reading, practical life activities, Spanish, and Montessori inspired lessons and stations.
OK – that was a little more than basics, but for a former teacher, I can’t help it – I love learning and I love teaching my kids to love to learn too!
Here are a few pictures from today – keep in mind that it snowed last night, so that made homeschooling even more fun – we got to learn while cozied up under blankets, and the kiddies were excited, knowing that they would get to play in the snow once school was done!
Here is a picture of Gabriel doing a lesson on patterns and colors with glass rocks.
Here is a picture of Zoe playing with letters and numbers.
Although I am not a “puzzle person,” lol, I am learning to enjoy it for the kids sake!
We started early today, so we finished around 10 a.m. – enough time to watch some fun educational videos that reinforced our Spanish, (Dora!!,) and Sesame Street videos that reinforced our numbers and letters. We also did some singing and dancing with maracas that I brought back from missions trips to Mexico. Also, Gabriel dressed up like a ninja, but he declined any photo ops!lol…
I’d say it’s been a fun day so far!
How about you? Do you homeschool? How do you teach your kiddies?
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