What Did We Do Today: Day 1

Day One

Notes for today: 

  • Take our first steps in Deschooling.
  • Boys with Mr. X from last night. (transition day)
  • All 3 kids are sick with runny noses.
  • Legoman has his chiropractor appointment at 3pm.
  • B is 6 months old!

Hope to get accomplished:

  • Begin the Deschooling process
  • Take 6 month pictures of B
  • Try our first Homeschooling Martial Arts class
  • Visit Local Library for Free Museum passes for a museum on our list
  • Start our Tie Snakes from http://artzooka.com/
  • Continue working on The Great Toy Organization Feat of 2013
  • Have Bones and Legoman create their “Day in School” wishlist
  • Go on a Leaf Hunt for our Leaf Turkeys
  • Introduce Bones to some of our online games/lessons
  • Have both boys read to self
  • Read to both boys

 

Actually accomplished…

  • Begin the Deschooling process 
    • I am having a hard time letting go
    • Legoman is all over the place right now with his sensory needs and structure seems to be one of the only things that helps
    • I am still having an internal battle about where I fall on the homeschool continuum
  • Take 6 month pictures of B : 
    • B’s photoshoot went really well (this was pre-meetup with the boys)
  • Try our first Homeschooling Martial Arts Class:
    • B’s nap fell exactly at the same time we needed to meet the boys
    • B and I drove 20 minutes looking for the park
    • The class was full
    • While attempting to play at the park instead, Bones threw a passive-aggressive fit (All because B didn’t want to be in the swing anymore)
  • Visit Local Library for Free Museum passes for a museum on our list:
    • B had finally stopped crying in the car as we pulled up, only to realize it didn’t open for another hour (note to self: check library times near us)
  • Start our Tie Snakes from http://artzooka.com/
  • Continue working on The Great Toy Organization Feat of 2013
  • Have Bones and Legoman create their “Day in School” wishlist
    • Very successful!
    • Not conducive for Deschooling… but allows me to see what they think they should learn all day
  • Go on a Leaf Hunt for our Leaf Turkeys
    • While I attempted to feed B and change her and make lunch, I hoped the boys would peacefully find lovely leaves out front. NOPE! Arguments, name calling, stick poking… end of that activity. Try again tomorrow
  • Introduce Bones to some of our online games/lessons
    • IXL.com  (free online math game)
    • Both boys did enjoy this and each played for 30 minutes.
  • Have both boys read to self
    • Bones read Go, Dogs, Go
    • Legoman read Bunnicula: Chapter 1
    • Legoman practiced the words we made together last week from the chapter
  • Read to both boys
    • Thank you, Papa Bear!! I was done!

We made it one day

One Day Down!

How would you spend your first day? If you homeschool, what method do you use? I would love to know!

4 thoughts on “What Did We Do Today: Day 1”

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  2. It looks like you’re starting with fun homeschooling activities. You asked what method of homeschooling we use, and I do unit studies, tying all of our subjects together with one theme. It’s also a lot more hands-on, since I have 3 sons and a daughter. It’s nice to meet you!

    1. Susan, thanks for the encouragement. I truly believe anyone starting this adventure needs to hear encouraging words. I am especially grateful to hear back about your style of homeschooling.

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