Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lazy Dog Days

Here are two of our dogs sleeping in the schoolroom.  This is a bean bag chair that I bought to use as a reading spot.  Needless to say the dogs quickly turned it into their new dog bed.  By the way, Ladybird is fast asleep in this picture and actually snoring ... loudly ... in that position!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Almost Done with Year 1!!!

I can't believe that we only have 4 weeks left!  We did it! :-)

B and I have had a great first year.  We have learned a lot.  I think that I have learned just as much as he did.  It's like going to school all over again ... but much more fun! 

I have most of my curriculum for next year.  But I have a lot of planning to do this summer!  Next year will bring many new challenges.  Homeschooling three kids will be much different than homeschooling one.   I will need to be organized ... not one of my strong points.  I need to figure out more storage for our schoolroom... I need to get organized ... did I already say that? 

Our evaluation is on the 24th.  I am really interested in seeing what it is all about.  I am slightly nervous (see above lack of organization comments) but excited to show our evaluator what we have done. 

We are going to finish our Math, Singapore Math 5B, this week.  I am planning on going back through 5A and doing all of the reviews again.  This way I will know that he has a strong foundation for next year. 

We completed our Science, Apologias Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, on Friday.  After having Science every day, I thought we might miss it so I am filling in with's free resources.  They have 10 videos on the Science of NHL Hockey.  We watched the first 5 minute video today called Hockey Geometry.  I know it's supposed to be Science but they include Math in the videos as well as Science.  At first B said, "I don't use geometry in hockey!"  but he quickly realized that he uses it all the time.  It was fun to learn that when he passes a puck off the boards to a teammate, he is actually using Geometry (angle of incidence and reflection)!  Or when he is trying to score a goal ... he is using Geometry (angles)!  I was worried that the videos would be over his head because the lesson plans that they offer are for middle or high school kids.  I don't know if it was his love of hockey but he loved the video.  He wanted to watch it again ... then he wanted to watch another one ...

Tomorrow we will be learning about Newton's Three Laws of Motion .... through hockey! 
Happy Homeschooling!! :-)