Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Our First Day of Homeschool

We began our first day of homeschool on Monday, September 3. These photos were from our first day of school. Today, marks our 10th day of this new routine. Marin began Kindergarten and we follow a four day week. The photo above is our "to do" list. I say our, but really it's Marin's. She has a visual representation of what's expected of her each day (made into magnets) and it's a positive way to teach her time management and goal setting. Plus I can see at a glance what we have complete and what's left to be accomplished.
First on the list is breakfast...
Then Bible study.
Next she makes her bed and gets dressed for the day.
She feeds the cat.
And brushes her teeth.
It's a family tradition to begin the first day of school with a TREASURE HUNT! My five siblings and I were all home schooled and this was the highlight of our year. It only seemed right to continue the tradition with Marin. Steven and I created five simple clues. This was the first one that Marin received.
One clue lead to the mail box where she received the next clue and her new subscription to High Five
Each clue was printed on the outside of an envelope. Inside the each envelope were various craft items.
At the end, she had everything we'd need to make popsicle stick bookmarks for her text books. 
Here she is, hard at work.
And below is the final product.
Then the real work began, starting with her calendar notebook and "about me" pages. 
At just 10 days, I'm amazed at what this little girl has already learned. She's enthusiastic and excited about learning and we're having fun.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, tears of wonderful memories flooded me as I saw the picture of the treasure hunt. I cherish the memories of the busy days of mothering young children and homeschooling. Watching your children learn and learning along with them is such an amazing thing. Thank you for having this blog and sharing your life. The gift continues.....Mom



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