It has been a while since I have posted anything. It seems now that we're deep into homeschooling, I have less time for blogging (or craft tutorials). Here's a quick peek at our school year so far!

First day of school, jumping right in!

Learning about mosaics via bean art.

Field trips to see local art shows at the Ned. 

And bigger field trips to see the Matisse retrospective at OKMOA!

Enjoying Dale Chihuly at OKMOA, too. :)

Blessing of the students for the new year at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Winning at the State Fair for bean art!

And blue ribbons for blue haired mermaids! Nothing like external validation!

Diagramming sentences with the Sentence Family.
(Seriously, the girls beg to do this grammar program.)

Finishing our read aloud, The Cricket in Time Square, with cricket crafts.
We made paper cricket cages and pipe cleaner crickets. We didn't have a pattern for either, so they're a little messy.  

More trips to the Ned!

Minecraft Legos bought with State Fair winnings!
Simple cubby dividers to cut out distractions during quiet work time. I can't find the link where I originally found this idea, but its pretty simple. I bought one display board, and cut it in half horizontally to make two cubbies. We're seeing what works for now, and adding as we go. Right now, each girl has a handwriting chart, and a math chart (relevant to her grade). They also have little flags attached with brads which they raise to quietly ask for help or let me know they're finished. Maybe eventually we'll paint?
We love the dividers, although distractions continue.

That's all for now. How's your school year going?


Martha said...

The bean mosaics turned out nicely. Love life with little ones! Distractions here, too. Hannah is doing online high school, and I've made up Olivia's curriculum. I write out the daily plan/assignments every weekend. Sometimes it is too light, finding a balance. We need to create more art, she loves looking at art and reading about it though.

caitlyn said...

I LOVE the dividers! My brother and I could have used something like those back in the day!