Today was our first day in which we “mixed up” our schedule. Last week we started school each day at about 8:30.  Today, however, Daniel had a doctor’s appointment at 9. So, we did that came home, played a bit, had some lunch and then dug into school. I have to say I much prefer doing it in the morning. Nothing major, but everyone is more tired and by then, not wanting to do what needs to be done.  This will be repeated at least one more day this week. Isaiah has an appointment on Wednesday at 9 and Joshua has one Friday at 10:45 (well-checks).  I’m hoping to be able to get most of our work done before the appointment on Friday.

Oh…and guess what? I FINALLY remembered to take some pictures of the boys during school. Here is Daniel working on his spelling words:
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And Isaiah working on some letters:
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After finishing up our bookwork, the boys went outside to paint rocks. Yes, paint rocks. Why? Beause it’s fun. They did this a couple times last year while at my grandparents’ house and had a great time doing it.

Here’s Joshua working on his:
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Isaiah:
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Daniel: (Yes, that is a lovely shade of pink, huh? Just looking for some paint shirts…lol)
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All three working on their creations. I think they have plenty of rocks to keep them busy. Don’t you? And there’s even more than the eye can see.

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We are having some friends over to play tomorrow and they can hardly wait! They are excited to show E their Legos and have asked me to get their Star Wars guys back out for them as well. We had put them away to get out the train, but now the train is put up for awhile again.

I’m hoping to gain some new ideas about how to “do” school. I know that most of it will be a learning experience and figuring out what works for our family. Is it best to do all our bookwork and get it done and then review things verbally throughout the day? Would it be better to work on a subject or two and then take a break, then work on more, etc? The second choice just seems like it would just kind of drag out the day. But it might also be a better option when it comes to retaining knowledge. Right now, he’s not doing much on his own. I sit with him for most of it, but hope to change that as well. He needs to learn to do more work independently. I need to remind myself that we only have 1 week under our belts. There is still LOTS of things to learn and it won’t happen all at once. But I’m excited to keep figuring out what will work best for us. And, I suppose about the time I figure that out, it will all change again. LOL! That’s ok, it will just feed the need for adventure, right?

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