School at our Place
We are in our third week of school and it is moving along quite beautifully. yay! (insert big sigh of relief)
This is where all the intense learning takes place. In our historic naval home, there's a back porch that was closed in and finished off. It even has the original windows on the wall, with brick that used to be the outside of the home....through those windows is the family room. This room is full of bright light, a little privacy from the rest of the house and plenty of space to sit, play, or even stand to jump and get those wiggles out. Or like today, we simply stepped out back and took recess outside. Yay again for great weather and the beautiful white flag that HEAT has finally raised.
So. We learn here.
We sit here and have our meeting in the morning, which officially starts our day. It's a great time of traditional calendar talk, as well as praying together, reading books, and reciting our weekly memory work.
If interested, our curriculum consists this year of a beautiful marriage between two opposites. One side we have Abeka where we turn for Reading, Phonics, Writing and Spelling. For Math, we use mainly Horizon (K) and Saxon (2/3), with a little sprinkling of Singapore.
On the opposite side is Sonlight which gives us loads of reading in Literature Read Alouds, History, Geography and a tiny wee bit of Science.
Both the boys mostly receive their Science from our home education center, as well as Drawing, Art, and Montessori play. We swim often for exercise, ride bikes, and Big Boy has actually started practicing on a BMX track this Fall, hopefully to be racing soon. Little Boy is beginning piano lessons, because he's been begging us since he was 3, and we finally decided he must be serious. What fun!
Finally, here are the handsome bright students! Our first-grader, kindergartener, and the littlest preschooler. Their first day of classes at the center. And the littlest one who wanted a picture, too, of course.