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The Handbook for Reading from A Beka is a must have for beginning readers as well as established readers who need extra practice! This teaches all of the special sounds, phonics rules, and spelling! It begins with the alphabet and continues through more difficult sounds. Though we use mostly ACE during the year, I felt this would be a good book to use in order to sharpen the kids’ reading skills over summer. I can’t wait to see how their reading improves. 😊 . . . . . #momswhohomeschool #homeschoolersofig #homeschoollife #homeschoolsummer #summerreading #readingpractice #teachkidstoread #learningneverstops #snuggleandread #amreading
We made it to San Antonio last week and the first area I unpacked was the school room. It’s a convenient little space off the kitchen that has a door to the back yard. It’s going to make our days so seamless as we really do spend most of our time in the kitchen, school room and outdoors. Having this area set up first has made the rest of unpacking and organizing easier because the kids are entertained with books, origami, coloring, and play doh.
We are currently about a week away from finishing up grades 9, 8, and 7. I guess by year 11 I could consider myself a seasoned pro at this homeschool stuff, but it’s quite the contrary. Time has taught me that as soon as I think I have figured it out, something or someone’s needs change. One thing I do know for sure, is that my girls have been given more time to explore their own interests being at home then they ever would in a traditional school. From baking, sewing, knitting, crafting, photography, and cake decorating, (to name a few) they have tried their hands at many things. They are independent even though I am home with them, having learned to feed themselves, look after the pets, do household chores, and take the initiative the research things and try them. Yes, the book work needs to get done, but our children need to be taught so many other skills - and mostly, how to think, learn, and do for themselves. I am so thankful for the time we have had and continue to have together. It isn’t always easy, but the rewards far outweigh the trials.❤️#homeschoolers #homeschoolperks #ighsmoms #homeschoolersofig #raisethemup
I agree 💯% here, and yet the school entrance age is getting younger and the school days are getting longer.🤔It’s not only about parents knowing our children and how to teach them best, it’s also about giving them that precious time to just play, imagine, and create. These early years are short! There is no place I would rather be than home with my children home with me, learning and making memories together as a family.💜 #lifelearning #itdoesnthappeninaclassroom #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolmoms #homeschoollife #ighsmoms #homeschoolersofig
We all have need to be trained to see, and to have our eyes opened before we can take in the joy that is meant for us in this beautiful life. Charlotte Mason 💐 . . Due to our wintertime weather which consists of torrential rain, instead of our usual outdoor play between lessons, we’ve been filling this time by wearing top hats, enjoying short classical stories by Oscar Wilde and Tasha Tudor. All the while, practicing our cursive, writing letters, playing with our hand painted story rocks by my beautiful friend @sherihush and sipping bulletproof rooibos tea. ☔️ ☕️ 🎩 . The next books we will devour are The Secret Book of Gnomes series. Sadly we only have a few in this series which we picked up second hand. Hopeful we will find more. . . Have you read these? See our stories for a flick through. 📚 . . . . . . . . . . . #caughtflowerhanded #naughtyteas #coffeeandseasons #momentsofmine #myfloralmonth #myflatlaysandfinds #inspiremyinstagram #inspiredbypetals #moodforfloral #petalsandprops #cameramama #clicknmoms #childofig #mamasboy #myeverydaymagic #momlife #mom #momideas #bulletproof #bulletprooftea #cups_are_love #cupsinframe #handsinframe #letthembelittle #childhood #comehaveteawithme #childhoodunplugged #floralstories #teaandseasons #teaandflowers
‘The rich making merry in their beautiful houses, while the beggars were sitting at the gates.’ The Happy Prince. Oscar Wilde. Illustrations by Charles Robinson. ✨ . . The Sun is playing hide and seek with the storm clouds which have been blown about by the wild wind. The rain has poured in abundance like the coffee which steam now rises to the heavens on this dismal Sunday. ☕️ . . When did you last have a good old cry over a fairy tale? So much suffering in them like IRL. 😥 Mine was a few days ago after reading ‘Babes in the Wood’ to our young daughters. The ending was just too much for this mama. 💓 . . . . . . . . . . . . #clicknmoms #clicknmom #cameramama #homeschooldays #homeschoolcollective #mycrazyhslife #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolermom #charlottemason #charlottemasonirl #charlottemasoneducation #inspiredbypetals #petalsandprops #flatlay #flatlays #flatlaysquad #bookporn #bibliophile #bookstagram #botanicalpickmeup #momlife #coffee #momentsofmine #catholic #catholichomeschool #thecatholicwoman #faithandflorals #naughtyteas #onthetable_project
Lilian's writing prompt is to write an autobiography. We have a whole week of homeschool under our belt. My kids can't get enough of #thegoodandthebeautiful They beg to do it every single day and I just can't get myself to say no. When 2:30 hits, I have a hard time keeping my eyes open. Don't know what's wrong with me, but I've always been like this. 2:30-4:00 is "mama's dozy time." Is any one else like that? Or am I the only one? . . . #ldshomeschool #ldshomeschoolmom #ldshomeschoolers #homeschool #homeschoollife #homeschoolcurriculum #homeschooling #ineedanap #lilianhoss #homeschoolersofig #creativity #autobiography #summer #teachthemwhiletheyreyoung #writingprompt
And it's done!!! #LEGO meets #americanninjawarrior . They have re-created the course from season 10 qualifiers in Dallas. Even @akbar_gbaja And @mattiseman were given a place on the course! #buildingdreams #ninjacourse #floatingsteps #megawarpedwall #warpedwall #legosofinstagram #instalego #homeschoolersofig #engineering #futureninja
I am super excited to announce my new adventure! * Kits to host your own explosive science party or summer camp; tinkering boxes, rocks and minerals collection and guide, hand painted signs and more. * At the moment shipping is not available, so if you're in OKC area -yay!!!!! LET'S SCIENCE TOGETHER! *
Anyone else have a roller coaster week? Or just me? Then I have **just** what you need! A joy-filled dog 🤣➡️ swipe to see all the fun. AND if that doesn't make you smile, which really?? What's wrong with you? :P Here is this week's E-readers, discount codes, and deals! ➡️ https://practicalbydefault.com/books-freebies-discount-codes-4/ OR click the link in my bio! <3 give you a hint: Some are JUST for you #ereaders #raisingbookworms ##ereaders  #savingmoney #savingmoneytips  #workingmom #workinghomeshoolmom   #raisingbookworms  #homeschoolers  #buyallthebooks  #thrifty  #buyused  #booknerd  #momlife  #homeschoolersofIG  #bibliophile  #wastenot  #readingchallenge #summerreading  #raisingreaders  #deals
Starts tomorrow! 🙌 Taking bets on how long I last. 😂(I kid, I kid) Looking forward to a fun IG month! 😍 Who's in? 💁 #MegaMotherhood #dailyphotochallenge #june #homeschoolersofig @jamerrillstewart
One of the things I love about @thegoodandthebeautiful science is the suggested read alouds. We currently are on break from regular sit down school work due to Kasey's bed rest but we've been doing a lot of reading (which gets harder at this stage of pregnancy btw). Today we finished up the last of the suggested books that we'd gotten from the library. "Small Wonders" was definitely a favorite! I never thought the girls in particular would be into books about arachnids and insects. However, they even looked through the pictures before I got around to reading them the books! These are all suggested books for the Arthropods unit. We had some others we finished and returned already. These were for the second half of the science unit . I needed to return them so I decided we'd read them ahead of schedule. #science #homeschoolersofIG #homeschoolingonbedrest #learningthroughbooks #readers #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandbeautifulscience #arthropods #unitstudies #insects #arachnids #bugs #homeschooling #livingbooks #charlottemasoninspired #nature
Are you raising bookworms?🐛 It can be quite fun...and expensive. Oy!😮 Sharing my favorite ways to save money when buying books. You'll love them! 📚 I LOVE reading. You can travel the world from your living room. I've spent hours reading to my kids. I'm raising bookworms and loving every minute of it. Except for the part where I need to pay. 😜 Because let's be REAL- books can be expensive. Especially if you have a fast reader that goes through 7 books in one weekend of camping. *ahem* . Because I read so fast I have 5 ways I use to read more and spend less 💓 Read it here: https://practicalbydefault.com/save-money-books/ OR click on my link in my profile. #ereaders #savingmoney #savingmoneytips #workingmom #workinghomsechoolmom #raisingbookworms  #homeschoolers  #buyallthebooks  #thrifty  #buyused  #booknerd  #momlife  #homeschoolersofIG  #bibliophile  #wastenot  #readingchallenge #summerreading #raisingreaders
Today there was a homeschool event locally. I went without cash because I knew we didn't need any curriculum. What I didn't expect were the numerous tables with quality books for under a 1.00. I very quickly texted my hubby to make sure he didn't mind me hitting up an ATM for some cash. The first picture is what I bought for a total of 21.00. The most expensive item was 3.00 (the Usborne dry erase cards). I bought three books that were 1.00 a piece: the birds reference guide which has been in my Amazon wish list forever, a hiking field guide for kids and a sweet book I thought the girls would enjoy. Everything else was either 50, 25 or 10 cents! That's right... The Tolkien, Hardy boys and Nancy drew books were all also only fifty cents a piece. I bought 24 books for 12.00. I then hit up some tables with books that were a quarter or less. Found some of my favorite science series books, some history books that were on my wish list and some great phonics readers. I finally found the one early abecka phonics reader I was missing for fifty cents! The second picture is of the awesome nature magazines I got for free. I started looking through them and was told to just take them all! They're awesome and I think the kids will enjoy them. They're religiously inclined and have a variety of nature stories and facts. They're also all almost as old as I am! Last picture is of a few more free finds I found. I also got a puzzle, some cool worksheets, Planet Earth animal flashcards, etc. I'm so excited about this awesome haul! Especially since I even found some Tolkien books for myself. I'm participating in a @teawithtolkien Reading group and was glad to find the book I needed for fifty cents! #bookhaul #booknerd #momlife #homeschoolersofIG #bibliophile #buyallthebooks #nancydrew #hardyboys #teawithtolkien #homeschoolers #buyallthebooks #thrifty #buyused #wastenot #raisingbookworms
I was torn on posting this. I don't want it to seem like I'm bragging or boasting. However, I feel like I share a lot about homeschooling - especially our struggles. So it's only fair I share a triumph right? Virginia requires homeschoolers either submit portfolio evaluations or testing yearly. I quickly discovered that most families here go the testing route. I knew if we were testing I wanted to be the proctor for the girls tests. Kasey has severe anxiety when it comes to testing and evaluations. I wanted an accurate representation of her knowledge. She shuts down if anyone else is around and we are even doing something like practicing reading. I had a lot of anxiety when ordering the test. The website recommended picking the grade she's going into if testing at end of school year vs the grade she's finishing. I was terrified I hadn't taught her enough or that she'd fail or something (maybe I have testing anxiety too..) I picked the online untimed CAT test for her. Yesterday, I sat next to Kasey in her bed with the laptop. I read her the questions or held the laptop where she could look at the questions (she can't sit up so we switched back and forth how we were doing). We covered all but 3 sections yesterday. Her biggest struggle was the stuff we haven't done yet because it's 3rd grade stuff. I was blown away by her results. I realized that despite all my talk about knowing she can do anything she sets her mind to that I completely underestimated her. Obviously the test doesn't cover some stuff. We aren't going to skip ahead grade wise with anything but now I know we aren't behind. Sure she's going into 3rd grade curriculum when her peers are going into 4th grade work. But obviously what we are doing IS working. I'm so stinking proud of her! Kora will be taking her test in about 3 weeks and we won't get results for a few weeks after that (she has to use a different, paper test due to age/grade level). #soproud #specialneedsmom #specialneedshomeschooling #spinabifidastrong #spinabifidahomeschoolers #sblife #sosmart #testinganxiety #adhd #thirdgradeherewecome #homeschoolersofIG #nolimits #spinabifida #hydrocephelus
Do you have a child that is JUST like you? It can make some days a real challenge, eh? 🙄 There are days when sparks fly as the wills clash. You know what they are thinking. You know why they are thinking it. (You remember thinking the exact same thing when you were their age). 😑 Those excuses they come up with? You invented those very excuses 30 years ago. 😆 How does the saying go? The highest effort yields the highest rewards? Hang in there friend. With much prayer, they will only inherit our best qualities! 🤣 #homeschooling #homeschool #hardwork #gooddays #children #learning #challenge #homeschoolersofig
According to the state/our homeschool charter, school ends on Friday and today we realized we just can't even. A big giant hike was *exactly* what we needed. . . . #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofig #homeeducation #homeeducationlookslikethis #learnathome #ourhomeschool #living_homeschool #unschool #unschoolers #getoutside #childhoodunplugged #naturekids #wildandfreechildren #simplify #minimalistlife #minimalistfamily
‘Look at my flowers. There’s rosemary, that’s for remembering. Please remember, love. And there are pansies, they’re for thoughts.’ Ophelia, Hamlet. . . 💐 + 🎭 = 😊 . . What’s your favourite Shakespeare play? The reading of Hamlet began today. It’s such a tragic story and yet the painting of Ophelia is one of our favourites. 👰🏼 . . . . . . . . . . #flowersandotherstories #flowery #botanicals #botanicalpickmeup #allwhatsbeautiful #darlingweekend #pursuepretty #wildandfreechildren #letthembekids #letthe #mumswithcameras #mamasgirl #flower_beauties #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram #thatauthenticfeeling #verilymoment #momentsofmine #seekthesimplicity #floral_splash #floral_lover #floral_perfection #floral_secrets #floral_design #flowerstagram #letthembelittle
And just like that she's finished 2nd grade math! We will be spending what's left of the school year practicing the concepts she is still struggling with and working on math facts. We will use Mathseeds and Zearn.com to brush up on other stuff as well. She was gung ho to start 3rd grade math today but this mama hadn't printed it off yet and I didn't really want to get two weeks into it and then not open it for two months. She's so proud of herself! In celebration we will be doing some baking this afternoon. #soproud #thirdgradeherewecome #progress #growingup #homeschoolingwithspecialneeds #homeschoolersofIG #masterbooks #mathlessonsforalivingeducationleveltwo #mathlessonsforalivingeducationlevelthree #herewecome #dreadingmultiplicationthough #thetwins
Post 10 “Daily Routine” #hereisourhomeschool This is homeschooling routine on paper. This was after much trial and error, planning, strategizing, brain frying 🤯. Do we follow everything as written? Heck no! Some days we only do basics, other days we do “creative play” all day long. Then we have those random days or a week or two when we do 87% of our routine. I know, random percentage 😅. A few weeks ago our routine changed again when we added homeschooling jujitsu class, so that totally messed with the flow, but we are ALL enjoying it 😊. So, on most days I wake the kiddos up between 7:30-8am. They have breakfast, then do some chores, get changed and brush their teeth. While that’s happening I squeeze in my workout, a little business, then have breakfast, usually shower after and then we’re ready to start school. Lunch is at 12 and daddy comes home for that. Whatever needs to be finished will be finished afterwards. Then depending on what day it is, we have jujitsu, piano, dance (me) or Torah (Bible) study. Kids shower after and then we gather as a family to say our night time prayers and the kids and daddy go off to bed while I finish winding down. 😅😅😅 phew! And this will all change again!!! * * * #intentionalhomeschooling #challenge #dailyroutine #routine #prettyonpaper #butlife #allisgood #lovehomeschooling #noparameters #embracingchange #choresinbetween #mealsinbetween #theworldisourclassroom #everyopportunitycounts #organiclearning #eclectichomeschoolers #cminspired #homeschool #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolingfamily
Here’s hoping that “I am Groot” doesn’t stand for profanity. But honestly I wouldn’t know because I didn’t take Groot as an elective. I didn’t even have it as an option *cries* ~MicahNoel • • I love Groot so, so much • • QOTD: Who’s your fave Marvel teenager, Groot or Peter Parker? (Let’s not post Infinity War spoilers in the comments please. We need to be courteous to our internet family and friends who have not had the opportunity to see it yet. Thank you) • • #schoolhomies #homeschool #homeschoolperks #homeschoolprobs #homeschooling #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolingmama #homeschoolingfamily #homeschoolingrocks #homeschoolingperks #homeschoolingproblems #homeschoolingisfun #homeschoolingisthebest #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolersrock #homeschoolersunite #homeschoolersbelike #homeschoolersofinstrgram #homeschoolershavemorefun #homeschoolersofig
I first bought this book when our son was 3 1/2 and washing his hands excessively at preschool. Anxiety runs deep on both sides of our families; my husband is anxious, I am anxious. I remembered my brother washing his hands so much they would bleed -- and this was when he was a young child. I got the book, read it, and low key worked through some of the exercises with my preschooler. Over a few months, it worked -- he stopped. Since then, his anxiety has periodically manifested itself in different ways, and I have always gone back to this book for help. We're in another anxious period, so I'm back in our bedroom, hurriedly thumbing through while he finishes an online class. I cannot recommend this book enough, for parents and non-parents alike. ❤ . . . #mentalhealth #confidentkids #anxiety #anxious #mentalhealthandkids #parenting #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolersofig #raisinghappykids #unschoolers #homeschoollife
Am I the only homeschooling mom who has found the love of composition books? We started out using them for history for their pictures and writing that goes along with @beautifulfeetbooks . Then I needed something for Kasey to practice her spelling words in that kept it all in one place. Then we got the red ones when we started the second science unit we've done with @thegoodandthebeautiful . I just bought the yellow ones this past week for practicing math facts. Plus I ordered a graphing composition book for addition and subtraction. I don't feel like I'm going overboard because most all of these were only .50 cents a piece. Plus I don't stress out as much with these if a toddler grabs one with a crayon in hand. #momlife #homeschoolersofIG #compositionnotebook #homeschoolingmomlife #alittleobsessed #notpretty #superfunctionalthough
Interesting aspect of moving from a large city to a small one. In Florida prime meant I got things within 1-2 days (we even had Sunday delivery). Here? I ordered this stuff Wednesday. Within 24 hours I got the dissection kit which wasn't even prime. It just came from a bordering state. Everything else is waiting forever to come. The unicorn notebook is 1/2" graph paper that I'll be using for math with Kasey. I'm hoping it helps her line up addition and subtraction problems more easily. I got the idea after seeing a product on Amazon that was a page a day of math problems with the squares to help lining it up. This was 6 bucks cheaper and I can make her a lot more problems. The little things in the top are place value counters. Kasey goes back and forth between completely understanding place value and being a bit confused. Since both girls have been working on this in differing levels I thought this would be cool. Two of the items I ordered aren't school related but household related so I won't bore you with details;) For our Arthropods unit, we are supposed to dissect a crayfish. I was struggling to find a good ant farm and saw another IG mama who is using @thegoodandthebeautiful is having issues with their ants escaping. Kasey said she preferred dissecting extra stuff to watching an ant farm so I saved money and ordered a kit with other creatures to dissect. I haven't looked at the Kingdoms and Classifications science unit but I'm sure I can find a way to dissect the other stuff in that one! #science #thegoodandbeautifulscience #dissection #placevalue #math #graphpaper #homeschoolersofig #amazon #iwasspoiledbefore #fourorfivedaysisforever #addonitems #amazonshopper #toopregnanttoleavethehouse #notreally #justfeelslikeit
The family behind the conference 🙂. I'm getting to know fellow homeschoolers through the #hereisourhomeschool challenge. It's introduction day! ... Hi, I'm Cheryl - blessed wife and mother, homeschooler, blogger, encourager and founder of the 2:1 Conference. ... At 2:1, I am privileged to connect family-friendly brands with bloggers and entrepreneurs who homeschool their children. 2:1 is an amazing, encouraging, Christ-filled community. I hope you'll check it out at 2to1conference.com and join us this October. ... Personally, I'm a mom of four children ages 22-2. We've been homeschooling since 2001 and it has been an amazing journey. I LOVE the flexibility and family time homeschooling gives us. We're rather eclectic homeschoolers, choosing curricula based on the individual learning style of each child. ... In addition to my 4 children I was blessed to help raise and homeschool my husband's two youngest brothers. So, I have graduated two homeschoolers, homeschooled another through 11th grade, and have 3 more to go 🙂. (Our three youngest are in the photo) ... I am also a grandma to one precious little granddaughter, and I'm expecting twin grandbaby boys this fall! #hereisourhomeschool #intentionalhomeschooling #homeschoolcommunity #homeschoolersofig
This DIY beaver dam from #acornnaturalists (acorn-naturalists.com) was really easy and fun, and the perfect complement to our mini unit on beavers! It's pricey ($90 -- we used homeschool charter funds), but he was able to do it himself and really loved it. More in stories! . . . #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolers #homeschool #unschoolers #unschool #unschoollife #bayarea #homeeducation #homeeducationlookslikethis #oakland #oaklandhomeschoolers #ourhomeschool #homeschoolfamily #living_homeschool #learnathome #childhoodunplugged #naturekids #homeschoolscience
This is what taking a break from writing ones novel looks like.
Our co-op group is really incredible. Each of the families brings something new to the table, and all of the activities are so thoughtful and detailed and stir the brain in such cool ways. Yesterday was bridge building at a park! I'm so glad we have this group. . . . #homeeducationlookslikethis #oakland #oaklandhomeschoolers #ourhomeschool #homeschoolfamily #momlife #unschool #unschoollife #bayarea #homeeducation #homeeducation #living_homeschool #unschoolersofig #homeschoolersofig #childhoodunplugged #getoutside #naturekids
Kasey picked this for our next science unit. I admit to being a little excited because I never even heard of the classification Arthropods before now. I learned basic science when I was homeschooled and did science in public school but if arthropods were discussed it was so brief it didn't make an impression. The girls also started science journals. Nothing fancy just 50 cent composition books from Target. I did do some writing for the lesson for them to keep it fun. The girls are excited about doing an ant farm and dissection in this unit...and I am as well too a little bit. #momlife #science #unitstudies #homeschoolersofIG #homeschoolscience #thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandbeautifulscience #arthropods #learningaboutbugs
We can go from being quiet to sassy in .3 seconds😂😂 ~MicahNoel • • INFINITY WAR COMES OUT THIS WEEK!! Pray for my emotions lol • • Also, my dog’s “gotcha day” is Friday 😢 I can’t believe he’s been my bestie for nearly a year now • • QOTD: Would you classify yourself as a hobbit or a dwarf? • • #schoolhomies #homeschool #homeschoolperks #homeschoolprobs #homeschooling #homeschoolingmom #homeschoolingmama #homeschoolingfamily #homeschoolingrocks #homeschoolingperks #homeschoolingproblems #homeschoolingisfun #homeschoolingisthebest #homeschooler #homeschoolers #homeschoolersrock #homeschoolersunite #homeschoolersbelike #homeschoolersofinstrgram #homeschoolershavemorefun #homeschoolersofig
I talk a ton about how much I love the curriculum we are using right now. However, I believe the proof is in the pudding. When we discovered @thegoodandthebeautiful , Kasey was to the point where every single word had to be sounded out slowly. She wasn't understanding blending or phonics rules. We were both frustrated. However, she now knows a ton of sight words, can read quite a bit of words without any sounding out, and is spelling a lot of words as well. Just looking at her assessment results from soon after starting and comparing them to now shows an amazing improvement. Yes, there are still some errors but there's progress. She's so excited to start the next Level in this program. We will still be finishing up the last of the level K sight words and spelling words while beginning level 1. I'm so proud of my sweet girl<3 #progressnotperfection #reading #teachingreading #homeschoolersofIG #languagearts #thegoodandthebeautiful #levelk #levelone #gettingit #phonemicawareness #phonics #spelling #favoritecurriculum #gettingthere
Kora had dental work done this morning so I gave her the day off from school work although she will love it if I give her the computer later to do some Reading Eggs;) This girl and I are getting some extra Language Arts in today since we aren't doing any "extra" subjects today. She's loving the section we are in of her book. Lots of non reading activities today! She also mastered a new sight word ladder as well! Some days it's a struggle to get it all done. Some days we plow through a bunch of stuff with no problem. Some days mom is running on very little sleep and is super tempted to give everyone a day off and go take a nap. However, my friend coffee is helping me get school done so I can nap with the toddler a little later. The middle two kids are upstairs being quiet (which is probably a bad sign but I'm just going to breathe and tell myself they're busy with screen time) and the toddler (who will be TWO tomorrow) is watching Llama Llama! After a busy day out and about yesterday I'm glad to not leave my house again today. #momlife #itsacoffeeday #pregnancylife #28weekspregnant #isitnaptimeyet #secondgrader #homeschoolmomlife #homeschoolersofIG #justbeinghonest #sogladtomorrowisfriday
After storytime & art, we read a couple of books; & I worked individually with Caleb on reading; sorting & counting with Judah; & watched Hannah put together the Alphabet puzzle. I ALWAYS have a bag of activities, books, workbooks & cds ready for wherever our daily adventures take us. Learning opportunities are everywhere.....at home, in the car, at the library, store, Y, art museum, neighborhood....literally everywhere! #homeschool #homeschooling #blessedbrilliantandbeckem #blackhomeschoolers #homeeducation #learning #loveoflearning #teach #homeschoolersofig #prek #kindergarten #homeschoollife
How do you practice math facts with your kids? I'll be honest, I never truly had Kasey memorize addition facts. She can add but she used to melt down at memorization practice. However, her anxiety is so much better now. Since Kora is at a point in math where she needs to be learning addition facts I decided to make it part of our daily lessons. I'd like to find some more fun ways to do it. Math Lessons for a Living Education recommends making right brain flashcards but neither of the girls were interested in that. #mathfacts #memorization #addition #makeitfun #math #mathlessonsforalivingeducationlevelone #mathlessonsforalivingeducationleveltwo #mathlessonsforalivingeducation #masterbooks #momsofmasterbooks #momsofinstagram #momlife #helpme #homeschoolingwithspecialneeds #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram
This afternoon the girls and I sat down and did the last four sections in "The Human Body" unit. We could've stretched it out another week or so but the girls are anxious to start their next science unit! They learned about skin/fingerprints, the urinary system, the immune system and the digestive system. They loved the experiments with each lesson. @thegoodandthebeautiful #thegoodandthebeautiful #science #handsonlearning #homeschoolersofig #tgatb #tgatbscience #christianhomeschoolers #homeschoolerlife #fingerprintstudy #handsonscience
Reading her favorite book series #captainunderpants has improved Sydney's reading fluency so much! She has 3 Captain Underpants books now and she's always excited to get more! There's seriously nothing better than a child who loves to read, especially a homeschooled child who could barely recognize her own name a year ago! #homeschooler #homeschoolkindergarten #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoollife #homeschoolmom #homeschoolrocks #kindergartenhomeschool #homeschoolmompride #illneverstopbraggingaboutmykids #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram #fromhomeschooltoharvard #biggestcaptainunderpantsfan
Not all classrooms have 4 walls. Where did you learn this week?
We’re learning about the Muscular System 💪🏼in Science today.
I'll be honest. I had to look up answers /find help for this. I know how to read. However, teaching how to read the different sounds of -ed stumped me. I just say the words without thinking about it so breaking it down to teach Kasey was difficult until I turned to my favorite resource: other moms! The first tip that helped most was to have her read the base word and then say it as if we did that activity yesterday. Suddenly it started to click with her. Someone else pointed out that when -ed says -ed it adds a syllable to the words. Whereas with the d and t sounds of -ed keep the same amount of syllables and are easier to differentiate. I felt a bit silly having to look up info on teaching this tbh. After all, I can speed read and love it. However, knowing how to do something and knowing how to teach someone else to do it are completely different. The moral of the story: don't be ashamed to have to ask other moms how they taught something or how to do something. #momlife #homeschoolersofIG #thegoodandthebeautiful #letsgetreal #findyourtribe #askforhelpwhenneeded
He asked for a bag for the many and varied treasures and bits of magic (read: rocks, shells, and so many sticks) he finds at beaches and on trails and wherever else we end up. Happy to have actually finished a knitting project. Now on to the other half-finished scarves, sweaters, and socks! . . . . . #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolers #homeschoolfamily #momlife #momaf #knit #diy #handmade #knitting #myknitlife #bayarea #homeeducation #homeeducationlookslikethis #oakland #oaklandhomeschoolers #ourhomeschool #homeschoolfamily #knittinglove #knitting_is_love #handknit #instaknit #knitstagram
We have been celebrating this guy's 9th birthday all day long in the most magical ways, and finished it up by letting him stay up late to put together his gift. We're new to @tinkercrate , but he is *definitely* thrilled with it. It was so cool and fun to watch him put together, and he's so proud of what he built. . . . . . #homeschoolersofig #homeschoolersofinstagram #unschool #unschoollife #bayarea #homeeducation #homeeducationlookslikethis #oakland #oaklandhomeschoolers #ourhomeschool #homeschoolfamily #momlife #ourhomeschool #living_homeschool #minimalistlife #simplify #living_homeschool #minimalism #kiwicrate #steamcrafts #stem #art #kiwico
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