Sunday, February 3, 2013

Homeschool Days

Well we have already had a very busy second semester of Homeschooling and we are Loving what we are using for school and the kids are having FUN learning. Yes I said FUN learning and they tell me everyday that they love what we are using. It has taken awhile to find what works for my kids and I think we have found it. So you ask what is our homeschooling gear we use................We are using for Math we use Math U See, For Language Arts I use Queens Language Lessons (Charlotte Mason Style),  Cursive for the bigs I use Veritas Cursive (Classical), For Corbin's Handwriting I use Queens Handwriting, (Very Charlotte Mason), For Science we use Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space (Very Classical Lot's of Vocabulary, memory work and hands on fun) This Science is probably my Favorite Science and We have used a lot of different sciences, For History we use Mystery of History and LOVE LOVE (very Classical approach too, on top of this the kids do Spanish with Rosetta Stone everyday and they are really enjoying it, for Bible we are starting in Genesis and following the Bible Reads Mystery of History has laid out.
So we have been studying God's Creation from the beginning both in History and Science. We have been doing  a lot of trying to memorize vocabulary and doing a lot of hands on projects, which includes keeping a timeline. So below is just some of the fun things we have been doing.
In Science we started at Creation and have talked about the Earth's Layers, Plate Tectonics, and Caverns. So to make it real for the kids we went to a Real Cave and explored. :)

Corbin and Ethan

Austin, Mia and Mommy

My Crew!!!!! and Loves!!!!!

Going into the Cave

An Actual pic of all of us together.

Columns, Stalactites and Stalagmites

Oh Yes..........She is that Hilarious

Ethan and his own Created Animal

Austin and his Created Animal

And Corbin and his Created Animal

Mia always has to be apart of what we are doing :)

Just because I can't get over her cuteness

Showing the layers of the earth with playdough

Corbin and his layers

Austin and his layers and yes it was a pajama school day

Layers of the Earth


likeschocolate said...

Looks like you had an AWESOME day! Look at those smiles! Have a great week!

Julie said...

So wonderful! I still have 1.5 years before making the school decision for my oldest, but have LOVED homeschooling for preschool. Thanks for sharing what works for your kids. Looks like FUN!!!