Saturday, March 5, 2016

February In Review

So here is our February In Review Blog Post at long last. February ended with me being in bed sick with a nightmare sinus infection for over a week, so I am a little late in getting this posted.

We are really starting to fully embrace homeschooling. We have found a groove that works for us, the kids have learned that schooling doesn't have to be like "school", and things have just gotten easier lately. We have found a lot of supplement websites that we like, one of our favorites being Reading Eggs. I can't believe it myself, but my kids actually ASK to do school work on the Reading Eggs website! They absolutely love it! *I am NOT being paid to review or promote this website, I am sharing our experience of our own free will and without being asked. We simply want to share what a wonderful experience we have had with this website!* My son Jacob who has a slight developmental delay due to his Autism has shown significant improvement in BOTH his reading AND his math since using this website in addition to the Time4Learning that we use for our main curriculum. We also have subscribed to monthly subscriptions of Little Passports that we use to supplement our Social Studies curriculum. We decided to subscribe to both the USA Edition and the Early Explorers Edition since we have such a wide range of learners in our home. I am really happy with all of the extras that we have added to our daily curriculum. We choose to use a little bit from each website throughout the week to keep things interesting and keep things FUN. The whole reason we brought our kids home to learn was to give them the option of having FUN while learning, I am going to do all I can to make sure I give them every opportunity as long as my financial situation allows that. We are stretching our pocketbooks pretty far, but it is well worth it. 

Here are some other things we did this month:

Tot School with Grandbaby Ricky:
He focused on learning the shape Heart as we celebrated Valentines Day. He played with heart shaped magnet sheets, and heart shape play-doh mats.  

 Ricky worked on the colors Pink and Red by sorting Pom Poms. This also worked on his Fine Motor Skills. 

More Practice with the Heart Shape. This time with Red Pom Poms.

Hedgehog Craft found on Pintrest

 Rice Bin Play. 

 Shape Match. You can find the download for these shape cards here at the Modern Preschool Website. My grandson really enjoys these! 

We Celebrated the twins 9th Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS!!!! 

And the Grandbaby BrayLyn celebrated 3 months! 

Lots of work on the computer, but it is OH, SO FUN! 

And we had a REALLY FUN Valentines Day Party. Complete with Cookie Making and Games!

We still do worksheets, but not nearly as many as we used to. We mostly do computer work these days. :) 

We took a fun field trip to the Space Museum. 

With a stop at the park afterwards. 

And of course, we are always doing art projects!

Going into March we are getting ready to do a storm readiness day/tornado safety day. We are also going to have a fire safety week during the month of March. We *MAY* begin growing our seeds for our flower garden toward the end of the month depending on what the weather does. So far the weather is pretty darn nice and warm. We will see.
Thank you for checking in on us. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
I can't wait to see what the month of March brings us! See you at the end of the month!