Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year....

Don't you just LOVE that commercial with the dad dancing through the school supplies and his kids just looking so glum following behind him. Cracks me up everytime!! I do love back to school time and I am not sending my child out of the home. hehe....



Yep, we just head to our schoolroom and start plugging away. Some days are better then others, but we usually have fun. It is so different schooling just one kid now, as opposed to three boys once upon a time. That was fun, too....but different. (Ok....a WHOLE lot different!!) Anyway, I am loving our quiet school days. I think she is handling back to school well, too. Let's see....




Here she is on the official first day back to school. (when I start recording and counting days!) She looks so happy.



Here we are two weeks later. This day was wear your hat to class day. It really was! I am not just saying that because she's wearing her hat. I had it written out in my notebook where I keep track of our days. I have gone through my notebook and randomly added some rewards or encouragements along the way. She looks forward to seeing what's next.




We are using My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures. This lesson is working on making a floorplan of her room. She really got caught up into this and enjoyed all the measuring of her room, windows, doors and furniture. We even moved some of furniture on her map and then went to her room and tried it. We decided the way we originally had it set up was best.




Another view of her map. She now has it hanging on her wall.




Here are her first two vocabulary cards that she made. The definitions are on the other side. This program is really allowing her creative side to come out.


Here we happened to move out to the dining room to finish this project up. She is working on Astronomy this year and she is also working on her first lapbook. (again, combining her creative side with learning!) She was working so hard on writing the paper for the inside of this she didn't even realize I set up the booklet and took her picture. She was really surprised later when she was looking through the pictures that I downloaded!!

Ok...now join me....It's the most wonderful time of the year...... I can't hear you!!

2 comments:

Tammy said...

Kristin definitely looks like she is enjoying school and she's doing a great job with her drawings! I must admit I wouldn't be able to sing that song though after the week we had here with Sarah and school! LOL! Maybe next week...

Smoochiefrog said...

Hee! We just started school yesterday. It's been a breeze so far, but aren't the first few days usually? :)