My kids are in kindergarten and grade 2 so I am approaching science, history and geography in a very laid back manner. As the kids are interested in things, we'll go to the library and read books then I can look online for simple project ideas to go along with that. If the kids need it, I can introduce a formal curriculum in January. I wanted to start off slow to get my feet wet.
The kids are doing swim lessons again this Fall. Lance is doing soccer. Vienna will do cheerleading when that starts. (There's our Phys Ed.) And they are doing a youth program called AWANA this year too. We have plenty of activities to keep us busy! With that said, I am so glad we chose to homeschool this year!
I am super excited to have this time with the kids! I might have had a little fun getting ready for our new life.... here are some teaching aids along with their personalized pencil cases which I bought years ago.
I decided we'd follow the local public school's schedule. That way I get the 180 days of teaching in and the kids are off when their public school friends are off. So that means our first day will be Wed, Aug.29th! :o)
I bought the kids a bunch of school supplies and will make up little first day of school gifts for them. I plan to add scissors, tape and glue to the mix but I didn't gather everything for this quick photo.
We are using the dining room to work so I wanted supplies that are for school only kept in there. I still plan to take first day of school pics even though they won't be at the bus stop.
I'm excited for this new phase of life!