Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Teaching Tuesday

We've had a great couple of weeks (I totally forgot to post last week).  I've altered our year end plans slightly.  Why?  Well, we had some really nice weather last week and I already saw how hard it will be as it warms up for the boys to do school.  We are really hitting a lot of review at this point so I have combined lessons and plan to be done by the end of April - about 2-3 weeks earlier than planned. 

One of the things we are focusing on at the end of this year is time.  The boys love time and on this particular day, they had to write their name as many times as they could in one minute.  They loved it.  We also tried doing other things to see how long it took such as running through the living room, doing jumping jacks, and singing Jesus Loves me.  

And yes, notice the two diverse ways the boys are dressed?  One without a shirt and one with a sweatshirt?  Another reason we love homeschooling!

 This is the book we use for our lessons on Time.  It's a great introductory book - it goes slow and has lots of repetition.
We have also worked a lot on money this year because the boys both love it.  Here, Josh was counting out a bunch of change to give to Darryl has a gift.  It was really neat watching him count by 5, 10, and 25. 

 On Darryl's day off recently, he had PE class with the boys outside.  They worked on throwing the football at the garage door to see who could hit it. 

We also celebrated St. Patrick's Day last week.  I'll share more in a post later but we did do a fun craft with a rainbow along with lots of St Patrick's Day themed worksheets that corresponded with what they boys are learning in their regular work.