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!
Ever feel like you’ve just kind of, you know, “been there,
done that, got the shirt”? Some days, I really feel like this has been our motto
for our homeschooling experience- and we’ve only be doing this for a short
6-ish years! You see, that’s what happens when you are wracked by self-doubt,
Pinterest plan, and read WAY too many blogs and books of homeschooling before
you even pop out kiddo #1.
I have run our homeschool like a public school, over
scheduled and over filled our days, relaxed and over relaxed, checked off
lists, counted hours, and saved too much only to realize not only was it not
necessary, but also not working. My problem? I wasn’t letting my curriculum
work for me, I was working for it. I was failing to trust that I was doing a
good enough job and tried to do too much.
Yes, I was one of those moms.
Yes, I spent way too much time planning “the perfect” school
day. Pinterest used to threaten to give me thumb osteoarthritis with all of the
scrolling for the best ideas …
It has been a long time since I've done one of my "day in the life" posts, so I thought I would take a TON of pictures and instead of doing the timeline thing like I used to do, just tell you about what we did.
This is all from October 22, one of the first days that I started using play breaks in between each work box or activity that we do during the day instead of play breaks in between every three work boxes. It has worked SO much better!
All right, on to the day!
We didn't do our calendar notebook or Raising Rock Star Verses this day and instead jumped to work box two which is All About Reading level 1. I had some worksheets that went along with our review, so instead of using flash cards we did a cut and paste activity.
We're reading through the Bob Books and using the printable packs to go along with those. We practiced our -At family words, read some books, then had a play break!
Monkey wanted to make a map with lots of treasure hidden, I LOVE the way he t…