Starting of our school day with a movie. We’re watching Robin Hood. Love days like these. During the holidays I like to keep our work load very lite so we can enjoy movies and family time. #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmovieday
We are like snowflakes, each unique and special to God. I took the boys outside to show them just how unique snowflakes actually are. They both just thought they’d be a circle of snow. #homeschool #homeschoolsnowday #homeschoolingboys
Enjoying the little snow we have! #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolingboys #snowday
Not much snow but we’re calling today a snow day!! While the public schools have school today we’re going to enjoy the little snow we have. #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolingboys
After taking a week off from school, we are finally getting back to it today. #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolers
Happy Halloween! The boys got plenty of candy trick or treating!
The boys pumpkins all lit up. We use glow sticks to light them and they love that they can change the color each night.
Carving Pumpkins! This is the first year they did them by themselves.
Had a great time with friends tonight!!
Watching the Red Ribbon parade and getting lots of candy!
Working on his study guide for science. #homeschool #homeschoolscience #homeschoolstudying #masterbooksscience
Friday elective day! We started typing.com today and they loved it! Then we followed that with some Oklahoma history. Finished our day with a career exploration game and a little career research project. I love that Friday is our fun day where we can focus on things that are interests of both of them. #homeschool #homeschooltyping #homeschoolroom #homeschoolelectives #homeschoolers #homeschoolingboys
Austin’s newest art project. The Australian Sunrise. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolart
We are studying Ancient Britain and discussed Stonehenge. The boys built miniature versions of Stonehenge. #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolhistory #homeschoolers
Austins love for #thegoodandthebeautiful handwriting books amazes me. His handwriting has improved tremendously and we’re only 8 weeks into this school year. Dylan started his new science unit and will be studying Space for the next couple of months. I hope to really focus on one lesson a week and expand on each lesson daily. I know I constantly talk about The Good and The Beautiful curriculum but it has been exactly what we needed. The ease of teaching it and the way my kids actually enjoy what they are learning is such a blessing. There’s no complaining when it comes to assignments. We all truly enjoy our homeschool days more and more this year. And no I’m not being paid to say this. It’s truly how I feel. The curriculum is a blessing. #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolscience #homeschoolhandwriting #homeschoolmom #homeschoolers
I just posted our Fifth Grade Reading List over on my blog!! Link is in Bio! #homeschool #homeschoolreading #readinglist #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandthebeautifulbooklist
And the winner of the Teaching Textbooks Giveaway is.... Congratulations!!! Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! #teachingtextbooks
Putting the final touches together on my Space Science unit. Also finished my lesson planning today. We are ready to start October tomorrow now that planning is done. #homeschool #homeschoolscience #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolplanning
Today is the last day to enter my Giveaway over on my blog. Winner will be announced tomorrow! Link in Bio!! #homeschool #homeschoolmath #teachingtextbooks #homeschoolers #homeschooling #math #giveaway giveaways #homeschoolgiveaway
We headed to our local museum today to see their Ancient Egyptian area since we just finished our Anicent Egypt unit. #homeschool #homeschoolhistory #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandthebeautifulhistory
We decided against dissecting a crayfish but I found a video to watch instead. I don’t think he could’ve stomached actually dissecting it himself. He’s was cringing the whole time the video played. #homeschool #homeschooling #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolscience #homeschoolingboys
What we have read the month of September. First stack are the books Austin has read and is reading. Second are the books Dylan has read and is reading. Last is our History read aloud book that we just finished. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandthebeautifulbooklist #homeschoolreading
Fun at the lake today. We enjoyed the nice cool weather. Great first day of fall!
Preparing for Dylan’s next Science unit. We will be using @thegoodandthebeautiful Space Science. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolscience
Rainy day reading with his pup. I love how much he loves reading this school year. It was so important to me to provide him with good books that show him characters with good morals and values. Hearing him talk about the people in the stories he is reading and how he is being impacted by the stories just makes my heart so happy. #homeschool #homeschoolreading #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandthebeautifulbooklist #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmomlife
Find out why we use Teaching Textbooks over on the blog and there is also a chance to win a one year subscription to any level of your choice of Teaching Textbooks 3.0!!! Link in Bio!!! Giveaway ends October 1st @ 12 AM. #homeschool #teachingtextbooks #homeschoolmath #giveaway #homeschoolgiveaway
Teaching about the homophones their, there, they’re today. I wanted to give my kids both little ways to remember how they are properly used. I see these words used the wrong way so often. For their we change the i to a stick person to remember it’s talking about people. In there we add an arrow to the r to remind them it’s about a place. Then for they’re I break it down for them to they are. I told them if they’re using this version to say it separately in the sentence to be sure it makes sense. And that they can say the people are also if needing to check if it’s used properly. I’m determined they will use these words properly in writing papers. #homeschool #homeschoollanguagearts #homophones #thegoodandthebeautiful
Dylan’s first art project on his own. The Tuscany Hillside is what he’s calling it. I love it!! #homeschool #homeschoolart #thegoodandthebeautiful
As Dylan has been studying Italy for geography in #thegoodandthebeautiful Language Arts. His lesson today was to make Italian Gnocchi. We liked it but think it’d be better in a chicken soup the next time we make it. #homeschool #homeschoolgeography #homeschoolcooking #homeschoolingboys
Getting some reading in. We do reading time twice a day. 25 minutes right after school and then 45 minutes before bed. We were only doing 30 minutes a day at the beginning of this school year, but I decided to add in the before bed reading which has helped them wind down and get ready for bed. They are both really getting into reading books and it looks like we will go through all of the new books I had bought for this school year before it ends. I enjoy hearing them discuss what they have read and how excited they are to continue reading these books on #thegoodandthebeautiful book list. #homeschool #homeschoolreading #homeschoolingboys
Our front planter has become a great area to watch and explore new bugs and even birds. We have two hummingbirds that visit the plants often throughout the day. I catch the boys looking out the window off an on all day to see if the hummingbirds are there. And last night we spotted this praying mantis. This is our first year we actually filled the planter and it will be something we do every year. #homeschool #homeschoolnature #homeschoolexplorers
No school today means lots of movie time and playing with the dogs as well as relaxing as a family.
Finding a curriculum that actually makes my children smile brings me joy. When you find that curriculum your heart will know and the feeling you get as you teach it, there are no words. In the 3 years we have been homeschooling this is the first year I have felt this way. I always questioned what I was teaching and we changed curriculum sometimes within weeks of starting it. This year is the first year I physically and mentally know we are on the right path. I have no need or want to change curriculum. This is just right! #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #blessed #thankful #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingboys
This morning I took advantage of this historical event to teach my boys about 9/11. We watched a YouTube video of the news coverage of that day. I told them how I was in 10th grade when it happened and how we stayed in the same class all day watching this attack happen to our country. They asked questions and I answered. Then we prayed for our country. I will always remember this day and I want my boys to know about it too. #homeschool #weremember911 #homeschoolhistory
They presented their oral presentations for History. So impressed with their note taking skills this year and what they were able to research and find for their projects. I laid out what I wanted them to research for and they blew me away with their finished projects. I am truly amazed with this school year and what my boys are achieving. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolhistory #homeschoolpresentation #thegoodandthebeautifulhistory
Eating breakfast with the boys this morning and Austin looked out the window and saw this cute hummingbird. It stayed for a while and enjoyed all of our beautiful flowers. Love seeing God’s beautiful work outside our window. #homeschool
Took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate Austin’s Birthday. They has so much fun and ended up with over 5,000 tokens.
Austin finished his first @thegoodandthebeautiful chalk pastel picture. I am amazed at how well he did! I love it! Can’t wait to frame it for him! #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolart #chalkpastels
Learning about butterflies! We filled out the butterfly census worksheet and matched scientific names to the butterfly pictures. I learned something also. There are over 17,000 types of butterflies in the whole world. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolscience #homeschoolarthropods #thegoodandthebeautifulscience #thegoodandthebeautifularthropods
Austin’s first quiz of the year in science is done. He studied so much the past week and got a 100. In the past I didn’t give quizzes or test but I really wanted to start showing him some studying skills. So we made a study guide for the quiz and flash cards for the vocab words. I’d say he’s got this studying thing down. #homeschool #masterbooksscience #homeschoolarchaeology #homeschoolscience #masterbooks
Art with pastels. Austin started his lighthouse picture and Dylan worked on pastel techniques. #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolart #homeschooling #homeschool
Spending today getting my planning done for September. Also making notes in my planner for August of what all the boys accomplished. They both memorized their History Memorization and have moved onto their second quote. Dylan mastered 6 Grammar and 5 Geography cards. Austin mastered 6 Grammar and 7 Geography cards. Austin also wrote his first essay on his own without my help and it turned out amazing!! This school year has been so different than the past two years! I truly believe it’s because the Lord showed us @thegoodandthebeautiful and I followed what he showed me fully. The boys have shown huge improvements in just this one month of school. It makes me so happy and proud. Can’t wait to see what this month has to bring! #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolmom #homeschoolplanning #homeschoolingboys
Schooling at grandma’s house today. So glad that we are able to be flexible with our schedule and bring our books with us to stay on track. #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolers #thegoodandthebeautiful
Today we played catch up from last week. Friday my mom had a stroke and we weren’t able to do school. So the boys used today to catch up on the work we missed. Tomorrow we will start this weeks work. #homeschool #homeschoolers #thegoodandthebeautiful
Happy Birthday Austin! He is officially 12 years old! We are celebrating with family later tonight. No school today!!
Feeling beyond blessed this school year. It’s just been absolutely amazing! I feel the Lord placed The Good and The Beautiful in our lives at just the right time. Austin decided today that he wanted to do a second page of handwriting. His lesson plan showed to do one lesson but he enjoys it so much he wanted to do more. This is our 3rd year homeschooling and I feel this is the first year that I haven’t had any struggles over assignments with Austin. He has always had a really hard time with change and when we pulled him from public school it took a while for him to adjust. He also has begged to do Creative Writing. We weren’t scheduled to do it today but how can I say no when he is wanting to do it. I figure get ahead where we can and let him enjoy what he likes. #homeschool #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschoolers #homeschooling #homeschoolingboys
Playing a game for History is a great way to start the day!! Love that they had a blast with it and are learning important dates and facts as they play!! #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolhistory #homeschoolers
Friday is our electives day. No actual book work is done today. We started with some coding and circuits. Then had a few fun rounds of BINGO. Then they split into their individual electives; architecture and art. #homeschool #homeschoolfun #homeschoolelectives #homeschoolarchitecture #homeschoolart #homeschoolers
What we are reading. The Golden Goblet is for history and the other two are the boys reading books from @thegoodandthebeautiful book list. #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolreading
When you decided to draw and then immediately regret it as it’s not as realistic as you thought it was. Oh well Lesson 2 of our Arthropod Unit is done!! One happy kid who loves bugs was impressed with the drawing and that’s all that matters. #thegoodandthebeautiful #homeschool #homeschoolscience #homeschoolers #homeschoolmom
I really think they forget they’re actually learning when they do their @teachingtextbooks. I always hear lots of laughter especially when their buddies make funny noises and say things to them. They’ve even mentioned that it feels more like a game!! #homeschool #homeschoolmath #teachingtextbooks #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolers
Another day done!! Today we started our @thegoodandthebeautiful handwriting, science, and creative writing!! Seriously loving the choices I made this year even when we’re only on day 2!!! #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolingboys #homeschoolmom #thegoodandthebeautiful #teachingtextbooks
With the new school year starting we have implemented a no electronics on weekdays except for an hour each in the evening. The boys don’t seem to be minding it at all. After the rain today they are enjoying playing in mud puddles. #homeschool #homeschoolingboys #momofboys #boymom #nature
First day is complete!! We had a great first day and they really enjoyed the new curriculum!! We especially are loving @thegoodandthebeautiful and @teachingtextbooks. I can’t wait to see what this new school year brings!!! #homeschool #homeschoolers #backtohomeschool #homeachoolingboys #homeschoolmom
First day of homeschool for this year!!! #homeschool #homeschoolingboys
We are ready to start school tomorrow! Word of the day and Journal entry is up on the board. New supplies are in our supply caddy. I am ready to get this amazing school year started!!
Does anyone know what this is called? It almost looked like it was going to be a rainbow but it was only in that section and it started to get bigger but then started shrinking. It was so pretty and the picture doesn’t do it justice. I love things like this! Plus we haven’t had any rain.
My TPT store is on sale!! Link in Bio!!! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #backtoschool #sale #tracingpapers #preschool #sightwords #learningpacks
Trying something new this year. I created a schedule for both boys so if I am helping one the other will know what to do next. We don’t do times for each subject we just move to the next subject when one is done. You will notice they each have a different time at which they do Language Arts so that I can be 1-on-1 with them while the other does what they can do independently. Looking forward to testing this out and hoping it works nicely! #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolschedule #homeschoolplanning
We received this awesome coding kit from @timberdoodleco and we can’t wait to try it out!! Review will be up soon on the blog!!! #homeschool #timberdoodle