Since the kids are fighting and getting on each others nerves I have decided to implement a light school day every day. So far we are on Day 3 of this schedule and fingers crossed it is going well. Actually I think the kids needed something to do other than playing on their electronics. Since we are starting school with the kids, my husband and I discussed with the kids what they wanted to learn in the upcoming school year and I am ordering supplies based on some of their requests. So hopefully those items will begin to come in and we can get started. I will post our curriculum for the new school year soon:). My school room is coming along nicely and I can't wait to put our school supplies on the shelves and then show it to you.
I have already contacted one local home school group in our area and have scheduled our first field trip to a local museum this week. At the end of August I am signed up to participate in a class to better understand the laws of homeschooling in this state. Slowly but surely I am getting the feel of the land here:)
Princess entered a story into a local contest at my parents house and it was PUBLISHED!!!! We are all so excited. Considering she was once my very reluctant writer she has made great leaps in her writing style. If you want to read it go to this link. The homeschool community is so fantastic, I put her story up on some of the homeschooling boards I am on and she has 22 positive comments from people we don't even know. Princess is just glowing from all the comments and it has really motivated her to keep writing. Now if I could just get Little Man to enjoy writing all will be good.
I will leave you with a few pictures of the fun we had this weekend.
|Visited the Children's Botanical Gardens and had fun exploring|
|Went to the zoo and enjoyed a sea lion show|
|Found a small herd of deer in our back yard tree line. The kids could see them from the deck and were so excited. Can's tell here but this one was a young buck, I think|
|Took the kids to the Melting Pot, which is one of my favorite restaurants. |