For our "God made man" lesson from Weaver Interlock, I decided that we needed to make playdough people, and to make play dough people, we needed some playdough! Monkey LOVES making playdough (actually, he just enjoys any reason to tie on his apron and help out in the kitchen), this lesson was so much fun!
We practiced all sorts of different playdough techniques before making our people, and then I made some cloud dough just for fun.
Monkey REALLY enjoyed this messy art project from the weaver: making a man from dirt!
Looking back, I can't believe this was only a few weeks ago.
Looking forward, I can't BELIEVE that we only have eight lessons left of Interlock!
We had so much fun this year at the library! I didn't take pictures of everything, and there are a few things we missed out on, but we were able to do so much more this year versus last year! The theme this year was Fizz,Boom, Pop and was all about science and magic. There was also a folk singer, which the kids loved because it was a smaller group, and an African drum session, which Monkey didn't care for because it was a large group and large group of drums is apparently too loud for my auditory sensitive child.
We also did story time once a week during the summer, and for some reason, I can't find all of the pictures I took to show you how much fun it is! Every story time is theme based, and she does such an amazing job at incorporating everything into the theme. There are three story readings, songs with motions, rhythm songs with shakers, a craft, snack, and busy boxes at the end. It's great, because even though Monkey is on the older end for story time, he's …
For the 4th of July this year, we spent a couple days in Malabar Florida visiting my grandparents. It was great, there was a high-ish chance of rain every day but it only rained a little one day we were there, so we got to enjoy the beach and pool every day. Totally made up for the 7.5 hour trip taking over 9 hours both ways [kids!]
Wonderful trip! On the 4th, the neighbors were setting off fireworks on the beach. HUGE ones! And these really cool paper lanterns. You could also see the firework shows from the two bridges on either side of the pier. Papa bought small fireworks for the boys, they don't like big ones because they're too loud. On the last day, I went on to watch the sunrise and saw tons of fish jumping and dolphin chasing the fish. Great trip and wonderful visit with family!
This is going to be a cumulative post for every year we home school.
We've been homeschooling since Monkey was a tot, starting with sign language and "everyday learning". Our first year of homeshooling was when he was 2 years old, I used the Letter of the Week curriculum until he lost interest. After he lost interest, I used various resources including Hubbard Cupboard, Confessions of a Homeschooler preschool, various resources for tot books. When he was 3, I used Montessori resources including Montessori at Home, and 1+1+1=1. Monkey turned 4 and kept wanting more, I got tired of the hours I spent planning and preparing for each week, so I started buying curriculum, it isn't necessary, but for me to have extra time, it is SO worth it!
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2012-2013 School year Monkey's school
For our main curriculum, we are using Weaver Interlock, a Christian unit study that uses the bible lesson as the basis for all o…