Once upon a time I put pictures up on this blog. :) I'm not sure if I'll keep up with it this year, but if it seems like good motivation and a helpful tool, I sure will.
We started school on Sunday morning. There was not a lot of fanfare or cute back-to-school stuff going on. Sean said he had a stomach ache and since there was a bug going around I wanted to be careful. When it was obvious he was fine, I figured we might as well start school a day early! I didn't want them just watching t.v. and they couldn't go outside (church was going on next door). I snapped a few pictures, though. Sean is in 4th (ish) grade, Luke is starting with kindergarten and Eli is welcome to whatever he wants to learn.
We call this morning time- we sit together on the floor and go through our Bible reading (Ephesians), Jesus Storybook Bible story, habit review (responsibility), memory verse (Romans 3:23) and we all pray. I have to record one of Luke's prayers. Today he prayed that God would help Satan be good and that our hearts can't be good by ourselves, but we need Jesus. For all his wiggles, clearly he is listening. :)
Some of our learning spaces:
|I usually am sitting at the table between Sean and Luke. They each have an end and use the blue shelf to hold their books, notebooks and supplies.|
|This corner is across from the work table. Current curriculum, DVD player, pencil sharpener and resource books are kept here. So far I am using the whiteboard to write out our daily Bible reading and re-cap.|
|My desk and most of our supplies.|
|Eli loves Play-Doh, so that keeps him entertained for part of the time the boys are working in their books.|
|Action shot :)|
We're off to a good start. It will be a challenge to stay on task with all 3, but one day at a time!