The next couple of weeks have a different twist to our schedule.
One: our homeschool pals, Shane (14) & Shelbee (4), went on a 10 day cruise with their parents.
Two: I am working 15-20 hrs per the next couple of weeks
Not wanting Shelbee to miss out on our letter-of-the-week activities, I opted to do some themes with the littles instead.
So I opted for Angry Birds…
because, well, I have 3 young boys who like Angry Birds.
How I was going to pull this off as a ‘learning lesson’ I wasn’t so sure about.
but then HOMESCHOOL CREATION came in my inbox *cheesy grin*
Boo-ya! preschool AND kindergarten activities;
perfect busywork for the boys!
Then it got better;
ie my own creativity kicked in, lol.
Since I had already discussed geometric solid with the kids;
the sphere, cube, and cylinder,
the egg then became the logical next step, right?
an ovoid to be exact, or an oval if it is one dimensional.
And since we had been discussing primary colors last week,
it was quite fitting to have the boys each color a different bird;
Big Red is the red one,
Splitter is the blue one,
and Speedy is the yellow one.
Robinson Curriculum and the older kids
With me gone a bit more, the older kids obviously have more responsibility. Monday was kind of cool cuz even my firstborn (Joe 24) was home while I had to go to work. The older siblings tag-teamed Andrews lessons for me.
Katie 11 did reading lessons with him.
TJ 14 checked his copywork.
Joe worked alongside him for math.
Nick, well, Nick played games with him after he finished his lessons. =)
As for Katie and TJ’s own schoolwork we are in the traditional RC style;
read, write, do math.
Ahh, I so love it; quality content literature and chaos free days.
We have dropped the afternoon extras,
except for picking back up our “trilingual” routine;
French, Spanish, & sign language (does that count as a 3rd language? lol).
We are actually focusing on bringing the littles up to where we are,
aka convenient, adequate review for the rest of us.
What I would really love to have is this:
Flip Flop Spanish- Family
We already have their level 1 package for both Spanish and French, but that is quickly devoured in a couple of months. The new package is suppose to be a 2 yr process.
Anyways, here are the other resources we use for our Foreign Language:
French & Spanish;
Tell Me More which we originally purchased from Homeschool Buyers co op at a fabulous discount.
So basically, whatever we are learning in Spanish & French we are applying sign language to it;
alphabet, greetings, feelings, clothes, colors, etc.
I don’t know if we will ever be fluent in any of them;
English seems complicated enough don’t ya think?
but we will have some fun while doing it!