Monday, August 17, 2015

First Day Back to Homeschool

Today was our first day back at school.  Usually we school year-round, but this year we took the summer off for our family's much-anticipated trip to Europe.  The Boy Scout will be attending our local high school (as a sophomore) this year, and he doesn't start for a few more weeks, but the rest of us were READY!!  Miss M is in Third Grade this year, and The Bug is in Kindergarten.

The Bug working on a phonics game from All About Reading Level 1.

Miss M reading from Our Life With Jesus (Faith & Life 3).  This will be her First Holy Communion year and we have lots of different resources on hand to prepare her.

Miss M making her shadow-clock.
One of the things we are trying this year is to give Miss M some projects that are completely her own.  One way we are doing this is through DIY.org.  She chose to work on the Astronomy patch and has already completed two projects.  For today, she logged on and chose to make a sundial for her third.  She set the timer and went out every hour to mark the sun's shadow on her paper plate.  Simple, but her pride in designing and doing it herself was wonderful to see!

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