One Sixth Done

We just completed week six of school. I am planning my date to plan quarter 2. I’m planning a date to plan. Does anyone else see a problem with this?

We started reading chapter books this year with Emma. I wanted a fun way to incorporate it into our school day and I stumbled upon this book at Rainbow Resource. It is pretty much the cutest thing in all the land. It has already been a big hit with Emma. It is a keepsake book to record 15 books that she has read. It even has bookplates for the books. Oh and…$7.95. SCORE!

I honestly am so thankful for Pinterest. Come follow me there. If you homeschool, I am telling you it is a lifesaver! I found this fun craft. We are focusing on geography this year and this was just a great review of what’s what.

We are learning all the states this year. This week we had Emma’s first state test. She nailed it. I add a couple of states each week. We have map posters to review them daily and then I give her different worksheets and things to practice. You can grab a blank map outline here.  I also purchased this magnetic map. It’s been great as well AND it’s from Hobby Lobby, so I just gave you ANOTHER reason to go and drool your way around the store. We nailed it to the wall and then I just give her the states as we learn them.

…another Pinterest find. Domino Math. They currently have dominos in the $1 section at Target and you can grab the recording sheet here.

Last year I created a file system for all of my “extra” resources. Thin worksheet style books and printouts from the computer live in here. This way when I am sweetly minding my own business online and some magical worksheet jumps out at me, I can print it, file it, and actually find it again so that I can use it.

We are back in the swing of things with one of our favorite curriculums, which is one of our electives, Expedition Earth. We have visited Germany and the Netherlands this year, so far. We have made lots of crafts, studied music and art, famous landmarks, and on and on. This week we finished up our stay in the Netherlands by eating one of their treats (chocolate bread) and playing a game of pumpkin bowling (thanks Pinterest). Bowling originated in the Netherlands way back when, so we gave ’em props with a little fall version of our own. Taylor won. Go Tay.

 Our littlest student has really fallen in line with the routine. Week one and two had me questioning my sanity a bit, but as I told the kids, he will get it-and he has. We have that super hexagon gate for play time (with extensions=lifesaver), movie time, outside time (the older two kids take just 15 minutes each of watching him each day), snacks, high chair play, and whatever else I can think of.

He has finally decided that talking is a good idea. SOOOOOO lessons around here are frequently interrupted with sweet toddler speak of beep beep, monkey, fish, stuck, plane, Elmo, and mmmmuah (as he kisses his sock monkey). There is enormous cheers and high fives goin’ on each time he speaks. I am not the only one around here completely head over heels in love with this little dude.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, my friends!

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33 Responses to One Sixth Done
  1. Rikki
    September 30, 2012 | 5:01 am

    Sounds like things are going well! It’s so nice when the toddlers figure out what’s happening–sounds like you keep him busy (and out of trouble?!). 🙂

  2. Kelli
    September 30, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Love the pumpkin bowling…don’t you just love Pinterest.

  3. Cara Yeh
    September 30, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    6 weeks… woohoo! Oh, yes — Pinterest rocks! Thanks for all the fun ideas! I’ll be right over for the chocolate bread; oh, wait!

  4. Barbie
    September 30, 2012 | 10:53 pm

    Hi Darcy! I am a fellow Northern California girl. I found your blog through the Hip Homeschool blog and look forward to gaining much wisdom for my own homeschooling journey. I work full time, but I home school my 7th grader in the process. I realize this is not the norm, but it’s where I am at. Looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you better.

  5. Amy G
    October 1, 2012 | 11:10 am

    You are the funnest mom/teacher ever.
    Pumpkin bowling? Need I say more?
    You are rad . . . and yes I just said rad.

  6. Nicole
    December 19, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    So you are liking Expedition Earth?

    I was thinking about doing Passport USA next Fall but heard mixed reviews. I would love to hear your thoughts. My daughter would be 6.

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