Wordless Wednesday

Homeschooling pictures

I’m a little behind on updates so I’m just going to overload this post with pictures of what we have been doing.

He was not in the mood for pictures 🙂
Making “clean mud” to play with
days of creation
Handwriting
the littles destroying the house

First day of Co-op

We are going to co-op classes on Friday from 8:30-12.  The boys LOVE it!  Co-op allows them to have some experiences that they would only get in a school setting.  He get’s to have “school pictures” and buy a year book.  We will also have a Kindergarten graduation at the end of the year.  They put on plays and have talent shows.  They also do ton’s of field trips.  The co-op is not ran through a specific cover school so we get the opportunity to join in on different field trip’s.

It is also a great opportunity to get to know other homeschooling families.  I’ve met a lot of other homeschooling moms and it’s great to get to learn from their experiences.

Carson has four classes that he takes.  They are boats of the bible, handwriting, PE and a phonics class.  He has made several friends and he looks forward to going each week.  He loves to tell me all about his school day when it’s over.

Camron goes in the preschool class and he loves it.  We bought him a little back pack and he always asks if he can go to “cool.”

I stay in the nursery with Calen.   The rules require parents of babies to stay with them.  I usually take Calen and go visit them during snack time.

Homeschooling update and pictures

We’ve been officially doing school for 6 weeks.  It’s going great!  It has been hard some days figuring out how to get things done with a 2 1/2 year old and a 9 month old.  I’ve had to relax and take it day by day.  Some days we get all or our work done in the morning and some days we have to wait until nap time.  Camron likes to do “cool” too so I try to include him in as much fun stuff as I can.

Brandon and I went to the Master’s co-op parent orientation tonight.  Carson will be going to co-op classes once a week on Friday mornings from 8:30-12.  He will be taking a Bible class, Handwriting class, PE class and a phonics/reading class.  I will be working in the nursery/preschool room while he has classes.  We went to a back to school picnic out at Tannehill State Park last week and he met some of the other children that will be in his room.  I think he is going to have fun.

More conversations

Carson:  Mommy, Will there be birthday parties in heaven?
Mom:  I hope so.  I bet we’ll have the best birthday parties in heaven.
He really seems to be fascinated with heaven right now.  He asks lot’s of questions about heaven.
Carson:  We can’t find a star scream anywhere.
Mom:  I’m sorry.  We’ll just keep looking.
Carson:  Just go buy it on ebay 🙂

First day of school

Today was our first “official” day of Kindergarten.  Carson has been begging to start school since his birthday in May.  We’ve been doing “school” for a while but I ordered some new fun stuff for Kindergarten and he’s really excited.  I was going to wait until August but it’s been so hot lately we’ve stayed indoors more than usual.  I figured starting a few weeks early wouldn’t be a big deal.

We went to Chick-fil-A for breakfast because that is what Carson wanted to do.  We all went out to eat and spent some time together before Daddy flew to Baltimore for 2 days.  We stayed and played for a while and then came home and I put Calen down for a nap.

I knew better than to pull everything out and try to do school in the morning.  I thought I had enough things to keep Camron occupied but I was wrong.  I quickly realized that school in the morning was not going to work 🙂  After a few meltdowns and a few talks we made it through our first day.

The rest of the week went really well.  Carson really enjoys doing “school.”  His favorite thing right now is math and bible time.  He is doing really well with Handwriting and he loves to play phonics games.  We really love to read but sometimes I put it off and then forget.  We always read at bedtime but I want more reading throughout the day.  We have made it a point every morning to set a timer for 20 minutes and go curl up in bed and read.  I hope that he always loves to learn.

Conversations

Some recent conversations with Carson 🙂

Carson:  Mom, I want a starscream(transformer).

Me:  No

Carson:  Why?

Me:  Because you don’t always get a toy just because you want it.  It cost money and you need to earn it.

Carson:  I can buy it with my check card.

 

I’m sitting in the chair pumping milk for Calen.

Carson:  Mom, Will you have to take your breast pump to heaven and pump milk for Calen?

Mom:  I hope not.  I’m sure that God will have food for everyone.