I always thought….

24 08 2010

I always thought I would be a teacher….you know the one with a big classroom of eager little ones wanting to learn.  A big chalkboard and a paycheck.  I never dreamed I would be a teacher around my own kitchen table. I never could have dreamed this life….God is soooo good to me all the time!  He amazes me how His ways are always best.

Thank you God for his opportunity with my children.  Here are some pictures of our first day of the 2010-2011 school year!!!!  It is going to be a great year, with many challenges too.  Our baby boy will be one year old on Saturday and is a very busy little man. 🙂  We now have 3 little ones doing school, which means a busier prep time for me.  All in all it is going to be good. 🙂

Isaac (age 6) in first grade.

Gracelyn (age 5) in K

Owen (age 3) in Pre-K, can’t you just see how excited he is! 🙂

Ethan (age 11 months and 3 weeks) wanted in on the fun too. 🙂

Daddy started our day off by having our Bible time. 

Here is Grace doing math.  She amazed us all with her knowledge of place values. I guess she was watching what Isaac was doing last year!

Owen had lots of fun with his math time too!

Isaac did great with his handwriting time. 🙂

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School 2010-2011

5 08 2010

Can it really be August already?  Wow, this summer is flying by. 🙂  Well, we have finally ordered all of our school curr. and are almost ready to start!  I am very excited, but nervous at the same time.  I have a very active 3 year old and a very mobile almost 12 month old. 🙂 

So, I have put together a new school schedule to see if it helps us out.  I have 2 schedules….a normal day one and a back up one.  Last year I realized that I had the most trouble getting everything done when something happened in the morning.  For example a sick dr.’s appt. or a quick run to the store etc.  So I have come up with an alternate schedule for those days….I hope it helps us out. 🙂

Normal day: (We school 4 days a week at home…Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  On Thursdays we all go to co-op from 9:30 til 2).

8:00 am : Breakfast and chores

9:00 am : Bible with daddy, mommy with younger 2 boys doing preschool.

9:15 am: Math with daddy, mommy with younger 2 boys doing preschool.

9:45 am: Reading with mommy, younger 2 boys have playtime together in play yard. Isaac’s reading is here. Grace’s reading is here.

10:15-10:45 am: Break and snack time

10:45: Writing, younger 2 boys have t.v. time

11:00 am: Science, younger 2 boys still have t.v. time

11:30 am: Spelling, Grace has playtime with younger 2 boys

11:45 am: Grammer

Noon-1pm: Lunch and Break

1pm: (only on Monday and Tuesday) History.  Younger 2 boys go down for a nap.

So most days we are done by 1, every other day we are done by noon. 🙂

Here is the Alternative Schedule….

8:00 am: Breakfast and chores

9:00 am: Bible with daddy

9:15 am: Math

9:45- noon : Anything that came up that has to be done….dr.’s etc.

Noon-1 pm: Lunch time and break

1:00: Spelling

1:15: Grammer

1:30: Science

2:00: Reading

2:30: Writing

2:45: History (if on a Monday or Tuesday)

So, this is so far our schedule.  We all know that with young ones you have to be flexible!  So this is an outline, one that we will try VERY hard to keep.  We will however change this up as needed.  I am hoping that having Dave home in the mornings until 1o am will help me get a good start.