My Answer: I used to blog about our homeschooling and post it in a weekly newsletter. I held onto some of those blog postings. A lot of the pictures are now deleted, but you can read about our homeschooling at the following links:
A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler
October 2007November 2007
*Mechanics class with dad where the boys learned how to change the oil in their dirt bikes. We also had carpentry lessons when we built our chicken coop by hand. The boys worked hard with their daddy to build our chicken coop. They learned about measuring and angles, how to use power tools, and actually helped brain-storm for ideas on how to solve problems.
*Today was dissection day! This year we are studying marine biology. Our co-op class met at our house for the afternoon. We dissected, watched some video, saw Christmas Island crabs on you tube and played a game to review all we've learned this year. Third grade science was NEVER this much fun!
*Our school varies from day to day and from season to season. Two things are consistent though: Science taking over the house and reading.
*I like to have a theme of the week. We usually start the day off with chores and breakfast, then move on to "school time" when the boys have math and directed reading. This picture was from our foods of the world week. We like to make lunch themed as well at least once a week. Latkes are yummy! Our afternoons are full of movement. I try to make sure that we spend at least an hour a day moving, either by playing tennis, taking a nature walk, going on a field trip, or even making our chores into something fun and exhausting. Late afternoons are another short clean up time and free time. Usually the boys will play Wii games for an hour, then play with the dog and each other in their "fort" out back. We keep things pretty simple and free flowing around here.