I have a confession.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all that we do, and other times I feel sort of silly taking pictures of the kids during our school day for the blog. I admit that it’s sometimes hard for me to find a comfortable balance because I want our learning time to be productive as well as engaging and fun. To do this I need to stay focused on the children and the task or project at hand, which isn’t easy when you are teaching while trying to catch every photo op. On the other hand, I’m very proud of what we do in our homeschool and I like to share as much of it as possible on our blog with our family, friends, and fellow homeschoolers. So, it’s a balancing act. Like everything else about motherhood and homeschooling.
So while it’s impossible to share everything about our homeschool week.
Here are a few things I was able to capture.
Pumpkin working on her Cupcake Counting (File Folder Fun)
Pumpkin did really well with the lower numbers and had more difficulty with numerals 7-10 when counting using one-to-one correspondence. She can count high, but when counting objects she tends to count too fast or count things multiple times.
G-man working on his Acorn Addition (File Folder Fun)
The boys have done well with addition facts up to sums of 10 and so now we are going beyond that. This was a good exercise that allowed them to keep their confidence up. Admittedly these were not overly challenging math problems.
The boys hard at work using the Stamp and See Screen (Handwriting without Tears).
Acting out Caps for sale…
We had a lot of fun with this. I purchased the hats fairly inexpensively at Michael’s.
In this activity Pumpkin is hammering golf tees into clay. When she sets up the tee into the clay she is using her pincher grasp. We are working on this to help her with correct pencil grip.
I originally purchased this for Pumpkin but the boys seem better suited for it right now. There are cards that go to this that the children must copy the design of. This was the first thing G-man made.