Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our Newest Journey

Here’s a few shots of our first month of homeschooling.

(Thanks LC for our sign!)

Lots of people ask why homeschool? 
The answer: So I can play with school supplies.

We start each day with a family devo time.

Then it’s calendar board time. Here we talk about the days of the week, colors, our Bible verse, weather. As much fun as I had creating this board, I still have to change/add things to it soon.

I started AB tracing and copying capitol A. She did great, but tired quickly. So, I backed up and worked on connecting the dots and drawing lines. Much more her speed...
EB did great with her early handwriting assignments, but also wanted to connect the dots!

We use some workbooks. However, I am not overly excited about the ones we have currently. We’ll use them while we have them, but won’t be replacing them with the same brand.

By far, my favorite resource I’m using right now is this book!

Here’s what she looks like on the inside, somewhere around Lesson 5.

Learning patterns of three consecutive items: apples, pencils, letter (A or E).

Thanks for following along with our homeschooling show & tell.
PS- Just kidding about the school supplies addiction! Not really.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado is a wonderful and beautiful book. With great illustrations and catchy poetry, Lucado quickly grabs and keeps the attention of kids and adults alike. I love the message found in this book- to use your hands to help others, to love, to serve, to pray and to encourage.

This book is the perfect size and length for a bedtime story or could be used in the sunday school room, classroom, or other family times. I plan on adding this to my homeschool reading collection.

Because I have two daughters, I love the fact that the child in most of the pictures is a little girl. However, if I had boys, I wouldn’t hesitate to read it to him. Good book! Excellent gift or addition to a family collection!

The publishers provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.