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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
I have worked so hard on getting our school room together for this next school year. I am so excited to be done and love how it turned out!! I decided to keep the paint color the same but I rearranged the room completely. I also decorated it differently this year. I decided to utilize the closet to hide some of the clutter. I can’t wait to be back in this room daily next month!! #homeschool #homeschoolroom #homeschoolmom
It’s so hot out today!! Ground temperature is at least 130 degrees F. So we are testing if it’s hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk. It’s been out there for almost an hour and still not cooked. Science experiments in the summer. #homeschool #homeschoolexperiments Update: wasn’t hot enough to cook it. Next time we will try other things to see what works.
Working on some multiplication review for the summer. Making sure he has it down fully before this next school year. #homeschool #homeschoolmath #homeschoolsummer
Our newest addition for the school room! I’ve got to find a spot for it but I can’t wait to work this in somehow. #homeschool #homeschoolroom #target
Architecture curriculum is coming along!! I have started to put it all into the computer! Hope to have it available to everyone in the next couple of months. I will need a couple of volunteers to test it out. Should have it finished end of July. If you think this would be something you’d like to do message me! #homeschool #homeschoolarchitecture #homeschoolcurriculum
Target School Haul! A few things for our school room and a few school supplies we need. I will be going back in a couple weeks though as our store hadn’t put everything out yet. #target #targetdollarspot #homeschool #homeschoolsupplies
My kids were so excited to receive this from @teachingtextbooks !! I love the messages on the pencils and that they get to see all of the buddies for all the levels!! #teachingtextbooks #homeschool #homeschoolmath
Making progress on our schoolroom!! Hope to get it done this week and then get our updated school room post up on the blog! #homeschool #homeschoolroom #homeschoolmom
Some of my favorite times in life are spent sitting around the fire with lifelong friends!
Our first month of school is planned out We are starting early this year! Our official start date is August 13th. Here’s a little sneak peek into how I do my planning. My kids are coordinated by color and then subjects we do together are in pink. Now to finish organizing the school room!! #homeschool #homeschoolplanning #homeschoolplanner #mardelsasimpleplan
Happy 4th of July from our family!!
Happy 4th of July!!!
My first book of the summer to read through!! Working on myself as a mother and a homeschooler! Want to be the best I can for my kids!! #homeschoolmom #homeschool
When you can’t find a curriculum you like about Architecture you get into Homeschool Mom mode and create your own!! It’s coming together and I can’t wait to share it with y’all! #homeschool #homeschoolelectives #homeschoolarchitecture #homeschoolcurriculum
Homeschool mom life! Laminating posters and items for our next school year. #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolroom
Fun with friends!!
Shelves are done!! I love them!! We did have to make the middle board smaller so the books sat up better but it works now and I am so happy with it!! #homeschool #homeschoolroom #diy
These are a few of our electives for this next school year. My 5th grader will be studying Architecture. My 7th grader with be studying Graphic Design. And they both will be diving into Coding for the first time!! We will also be doing Typing, a unit study on Oklahoma, and Spanish. #homeschool #homeschoolelectives #rainbowresource
I have a very happy 7th grader! He is so excited about studying rocks this year and that I bought him the kits so he can be hands on with his assignments!! #homeschool #homeschooolscience #homeschoolboys #rainbowresources
Making progress. Organizing and getting rid of stuff. Have a box full of curriculum to sell. After I finish getting all of last years stuff gone through and put away then I can bring in all of our new stuff and get it all set up. I am ready to start putting the new stuff together and up on the walls!! #homeschool #homeschoolroom
The book ledges are painted. Now I have motivation to get our school room cleaned up and then I can start getting it ready for the next year. All new wall stuff is going up this next year. Decided not to paint the school room in hopes of moving next year possibly. #homeschool #homeschoolroom
New book ledges for our school room!!! Now I just need to paint them white and get them up on the walls!! #homeschool #homeschoolroom #diy #anawhiteplans #anawhite
Gathering the rest of the stuff we need for this next school year. Our ant farm and some insects to go with our Arthropods unit. Music this year we’ll be learning to play recorders. My 7th graders student planner by A Simple Plan. A few books to go with units I am planning to do. And play dough for activities in our units. Waiting on a few more things to come in and then we will be ready to start in September! #homeschool #homeschoolsupplies #homeschoolscience #homeschoolplanner #homeschoolmusic
Lots of swimming happening this summer. They are trying out their new floats and pool light tonight.