Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lowe's Build And Grow Game Box

There is the three kidos building their game boxes. The boxes themselves are adorable. Besides the fun of actually building them on their own, they came with little game cards and all. The little dice is actually wooden and the little cardboard sleeve you see is filled with chalk. The top of the box is a chalk board!!! How cute is that? Lowes build and grow gets cuter and cuter I think. They also have tons of sets now that you can buy which of course I want all of them!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Our first day with workboxes

I still love posting on my new blog! I once again thank Kyla for all her hard work and if anyone gets a chance please go check out her new design blog. (Why yes, that is a shameless plug for a great and talented friend) :)

Today, our first day using our workboxes. Take a breath a deep one, I said silently ALLLLLL day long I believe. I started simple. This is our first week back so we are just doing math and language arts so we don't get overwhelmed. I am trying to kill the Mom, what do I do now? question. They have an assignment folder with cards that I write the assignments on and then they have file boxes where their work is. They seemed to do OK with this sorta... They are not liking doing it on their own and well, what do I expect I have always hand held them and it has become a real problem. I just can't sit there anymore. I guess the issues I had were normal though coming back from break. No one was in the mood to get to work. No one wanted to try anything new. I will have to keep at it, have patience and be consistent. Skyler did not start using her boxes today as she is acting like she is getting sick. She managed through her math and language arts but I pretty much sat  there with her. It was an OK day it will get better and after all this I know the outcome will be good.

One major goal for the day was to keep the glasses on their faces!!! I succeeded in that one. As soon as school was over though they were wasting no time taking them off.

The inside of one of the boys assignment folder

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Skylers Long Awaited Plant Lapbook

Took me forever to remember to post these lol.  The cover was made from some stampers I had bought years ago at Lakeshore Learning. Everything inside of it was taken from homeschoolshare's various units and lapbooks. I tried for her to have a lapbook piece from each thing we read in the Our Fathers Science chapter on plants. All in all it was fun. Next stop in two weeks The Human Body!!