Friday, December 12, 2008

Run, run, as fast as you can!

After great success with the kid's Thanksgiving lapbook. I decided we would do a Gingerbread man one and a Nativity one for December. The couple of weeks we have been doing all things gingerbread ;). The kid's loved the Gingerbread man story, we read several versions. This whole home schooling thing has been a big learning experience for me. After a couple of hard weeks, a lot of adjustments, and some encouragement from my wonderful husband, we have really found our groove. I have learn to relax a little with Buster, he is after all a kindergartener. Even though he can do 1st grade work doesn't mean he has the patience for it. I have decided to break are day up with shorter lessons, learning stations, and lapbooks. One other strange thing that seemed to help was tearing his worksheets out of the book. Somehow it was less overwhelming to him. The struggle is mostly over phonics. In general he enjoys math and has already completed half of the years work. Sweetpea is really taking of with her work. She wants to do everything that Buster does, so most of the time I indulge her. While he is doing math and phonics she gets her own worksheets. The last week or so she has decided she loves coloring and has become quite meticulous with it. Her attention span is really improving, and has surprised me many times. Last week at the YMCA we were making bead candy canes, and she sat and made like 4. Anyways here are some pictures of their latest lapbook, and the festival of lights. Enjoy!

1 comment:

thefaeryinn said...

Yay! I can comment again!

I'm so glad that you're getting into a groove...I (sort of) am too, but I think I'm learning a little more slowly than you are. :-)