Monday, August 19, 2013

First Art Project!

  We did our first art lesson today! Chicadee LOVED it! From the moment the DVD started (we are using "Home Art Studio- Kindergarten") she was glued! Today was a simple lesson discussing primary vs. secondary colors! She loved everything about it, but mostly getting to mix the colors to make purple for the background! She wanted to share her final product with you all!

 Here are some images:

Painting the handprints with primary colors! 

 Painting the background with the secondary color choice- PURPLE!

Finished project!

So proud of  her masterpiece! 

She was already talking about what the project would be next week....

Thanks for reading another one of life's adventures!


Friday, August 16, 2013

First day of School!

    We officially started school last week! I now have an official Kindergartner :) Chicadee is LOVING school and proudly boasts to anyone who asks (and even some who don't): "I'm in Kindergarten! I am homeschooled!!" (I love that she is as excited about being homeschooled as much as she is about Kindergarten....)

Here is are some 1st day pictures:

**I love her fun spirit!**

(I may have ran to the store the night before and gotten her a few *extra* school supplies to surprise her with on her first day! I got her a puppy folder, some window markers, 2 small boxes of special colored crayons, a Sophia cup, and some fun snacks!)

Working on her journal- Here she is writing/drawing about what she is most excited for in Kindergarten! (She picked Art and Science!!)

Hope your back to school days are going well also!! Until next time....


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Sunday, August 4, 2013

New School Room!

Our school room is just about ready for Tuesday morning!

   As I mentioned previously, while I was away teaching, my husband built us a surprise new school room. Last year while we dipped our toes into the home-schooling word of Pre-K, we mainly used our guest bedroom/office room. It was a tiny space that was REALLY multipurpose, but it worked! However, we were blessed with this great area when we returned home in June! We are so thankful for his hard work and the great space he created for us!  

   Here are some pictures of the awesome room my husband built in our garage just for me and Chicadee!

A view of the main part of our new room!!

A close up of the school side!!

This is the other side- mostly used for book storage...

AND, our calendar board- she has a calendar binder that she will be working on daily that she will bring over and complete while we talk about these things. She is really excited about keeping track of the number of days of school to get to 100! 
**We will be doing a lot of our work in this great room! However, we will also be doing some subjects in other areas:
*Art will be done in our family room as we need to watch the lesson on DVD
*A lot of our science will be done outside as well as core subjects on nice fall days! :)
*And when we need a change of scenery, we will be completing lessons at the kitchen table!

Thanks for reading and joining us on our adventures!

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