Week 4 Homeschool Journal – Pumpkin Hanging Art

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This week we’ve done a few different craft projects.  Which is my favorite subject in school, imagine that! LOL.  Don’t worry we do other things.  However, I have discovered you can work on math skills quite a bit while crafting.  Counting, measurements, etc.  Macie found the idea for this herself in an Oriental Trading magazine.  She was all over making this and then she made some other cute sticks with leaves for the ladies that came to my class this week.  She even suggested using the Big Shot to make the leaves we used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.

My thoughts: This week has been really low key. We’ve done a lot of different stuff and Macie is doing great.  She never fights me about doing school, it’s just something we do.  Like eating.  I always have a happy attitude about school (even in the moments I am dreading sitting down and counting, or working on phonics I’ve known for 30 years).

At any rate, I always have a smile and am always upbeat where school is concerned.  My number one focus of Kindergarten is learning to LOVE learning and phonics/reading.  I figure if we can master those two things we are going to be golden.

I am really starting to find a flow.  We start school at 9am every morning, this works really good for us, because we are routine oriented people.  My brain only operates in a routine or schedule.  Chaos does not set well in my house.  I set a timer on the stove for 30 minutes, we do school work and then she gets a 10 min break, and so do I 🙂  We come back, and repeat this same routine 3 times total for the day.  After that, we do whatever the day has in store for us.  Art group, Gymnastics, Awanas, etc… you get the drift.  As far as schedule goes, ours is perfect, we are happy!

Stay tuned….

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