Yesterday I started school with McKenna. She is Pre-K age but, we decided not to send her and I would work with her at home. I looked into some Christian curriculum and they can be VERY expensive! I was getting ready to order it when I had 2 friends (one who homeschools) tell me that she WOULD not buy the curriculum and that I could do it from using the Internet, Wal*mart workbooks, and what I have at home. So, after much thought & a look at our budget ;)…I have decided to do just that! It does require planning on my part, & I feel like I’m back in college again.. planning and stuff & searching the net for lessons.. but, I love it! I Love the way the girls have so much fun at it & they really enjoy having mommy’s undivided attention. Now, does this keep them from arguring & whinning?,… NO…Does this keep them from wanting ALL mommy’s time?… somewhat? Does it let Faith & McKenna know that I love them more than household chores, blogging, making bows & sewing?… ABSOLUTLY!! I feel this is part of my “Purpose” of staying at home… it’s not just to be “here” when they need me.. but really being “HERE” when they need me!! Am I making any sense to ya yet? Okay so about our day…
I wanted to share with you all what we did today .. because I thought it was a good idea and the girls LOVED this!
Today during Math time we talked about shapes… our shape for today was a circle. We traced circles, I found a little rhyme about circles on the net… & I hung it on the wall
*I gave them a Ritz cracker to snack on.. (cause it was shaped like a circle.. of course!)
*We made circle lollipops!! It was soo much fun! We traced out a circle, cut it out. Then decorated it, glued on a popcicle stick, covered it with cling wrap and wrapped it in a ribbon!
We had SO much fun!!! Just look how happy they are:
Hum… I’m thinking tomorrow.. we’ll make some “circle” cookies!.. Stay tuned! And, if you have any ideas.. blog about it.. & come back here and leave me a message!! Remember pictures are ALWAYS GOOD!!
I WANT TO HEAR THEM!!!
Remember.. I’m looking for lessons!! ;0)