Monday, August 30, 2010

Curriculum Choices

So, for this school year we have chosen to use a project based curriculum for Holly called 'Moving Beyond the Page'. After reviewing it and talking with others I know this will be a fun choice for us. It is all encompassing, however we are going to play with it and add in more writing, reading and math. As well, we will be doing a lot with basic geography, poetry, art, religion, science, music and nature studies.

Now to look at all this... it looks like a bunch of books - not too fun for a kindergartner. Well, although it appears to be all book work, it is not. We will be doing a lot of hands on fun activities, manipulative's, games, outings, media, experiments and more! The books are often the idea resources for us and then we move from there. Should be a really fun year!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting Ready

Yesterday I spent the day going through all of our various supplies and organizing them, purging items we no longer use or need and adding a few new supplies we have recently picked up. It took a lot of work to get done, but I feel really good about how it is all organized and I think we are ready to go now. As well, we cleared off what has been Holly's art wall for a fresh start and added the bulletin board and fresh posters we'll be using.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Homeschooling Blog

This blog will be used to accommodate our adventures in homeschooling, learning and having fun through many creative days ahead! I will post on fun projects we have enjoyed, tasks accomplished, challenges faced, groups we enjoy, field trip fun and more. It may take a bit to get this off the ground as we start out this new life journey, but I guarantee it will offer a fun look into our days.