Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Successful Homeschool Day

We went on our first nature walk today, and my kids were actually enthusiastic about it. Lily made a nice drawing of a flower, and while Luke didn't draw he did enjoy exploring. A couple of neighbour kids came with us, which was fun because they were enthusiastic too--there's one 8 year old girl who keeps telling me how she begs her mom to homeschool her.
At home, we did some math, spent some time learning letters in the Greek alphabet, did chores and made gingerbread cookies. I'm feeling quite content.


Jana said...

I love nature walks!! What a wonderful day !

Mine youngest is almost big enough to be able to take out, without her running off hehe.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Sounds like a great day! And I love your header picture.

Maile said...

Nice work! We're just settling into more consistency with homeschooling activities now that we've adjusted pretty well to life with a newborn. We are not, however, doing any nature walks right now - it's freezing outside here! We get a very chilly wind off a nearby river and I just haven't been able to brave that with the 3 kids. :)

Kelley said...

No nature walks for us today either, but the boys did go outside to play "Hobbit." We've been reading it lately, and Matt is absolutely enthralled. I love it when something sticks so well.

We had homeschool today (Saturday) because we took the day off yesterday for a little R&R. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. We played a math game called "Corners" (RightStart Math has a wonderful book with over 300 math games, and we LOVE them!), read a chapter and then some of the Hobbit, practiced some writing, read a few reader books together, and Rachel and I listened to some Haydn while the boys went out to play. There's more we could do, but I'm satisfied and the kids are happy.

Thanks so much for your encouragement last week. I've done a lot of thinking, and I think it's starting to make sense. AND I'm learning to chill out a little. That's a HUGE plus! :)