Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of (Home) School 2008

Due to the fact that I poorly planned and seriously under-budgeted for curriculum (I kept getting outbid on Ebay and I had NO clue how quickly it would all add up), we're getting a late start homeschooling this year. But, to our credit, Michigan schools started today anyway! LOL

Much of my curriculum is still en route so I planned on using last year's "Before Five In A Row" which teaches multi-subject content via classic children's books to get through these initial weeks.

Today was Corduroy. We read Proverbs 17.17: "A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity" and talked about what makes a good friend. We then read Corduroy. We talked about the female character's manners: being obedient, polite, patient, all those things that we all wish we were. LOL Then, we talked about how she saved up her money and came back for Corduroy. So, we counted coins and talked about how 2 quarters, 5 dimes, 10 nickels, and 50 pennies all add up to fifty cents.

And, then we talked about colors then counted and sorted beads.

Then, we made little paper Corduroys using scissors for small motor skills!

It only took about 30-40 minutes but not a bad start!


sara said...

Jack would have loved this! Corduroy is one of our favorites! What a lot of activities from one story! good job. We're starting tomorrow.

Patsy Clairmont said...

School days, school days wonderful golden rule days...oh, excuse me, I couldn't help myself.

What a wonderful thing you are doing to invest in these little ones. I pray He will fill you with creativity beyond what you have ever experienced.


Anonymous said...

Hey Beth!! How are you??? I've started doing FIAR with the daycare kids. ;) Very basic, but fun all the same. Hope you are doing okay. ~Mel