The boys are having a blast with Skyscraper Building Cards ♦️ from @roylco. It takes card building to a whole new level by including two different types of blueprint design cards. With 200 flat and folded cards numerous children can build at one time. An instruction guide that looks like a blueprint comes with the kit.
Skyscrapers, towers, bridges, hi-rises, and more can be created. Supports STEM learning through hands on play. I really like the critical thinking aspect too. Great for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Along with all the creativity and imaginative play the cards are inspiring. Both boys love dressing up. They wore their construction 🚧 hats, fireman hats, and work boots while they created. Also they like making up stories, counting, planning a neighborhood, and drawing their own blueprints.
Children can work independently or in groups. Excellent for older kids, tweens, and adults. I am enjoying building towers and skyscrapers too! This is a really awesome learning toy that is mom and teacher recommended! It does say for ages 4 and up. However Scotty who is 3, had no problems and absolutely loves the set. ♦️Follow Roylco on here and Facebook . ➡️➡️➡️Check out their website ♦️roylcostore.com @roylco #skyscraperbuildingcards#skyscraperbuilding#roylco#homeschool#homeschoolteacher#homeschoolmom#prek#prekteacher#teachersofinstagram#kindergartenteacher#kindergarten#homeschoolersofinstagram#learningthroughplay#beautifullymixedkids#boymom#boymomlife#momlife#sahm#sahmlife
Senior Kindergarten Core Curriculum Choices!
Senior kindergarten always provides me with a bit of a dilemma. Do I stick to standard kindergarten material or do I start my little one on a first grade curriculum and work through it as they are able. At the beginning of the year I knew Joseph would be "ready" for most of the grade one curriculums that I was planning to use but I am a true believer in letting 5 year olds be five year old
🐒. I feel that boys especially shouldn't be rushed into the structure of a full school day. So I compromised. I started him on All About Reading 1 and Math U See Primer. He has done really well with both and finished his Math U See Primer last week. He also does A Reason for Handwriting for penmanship. His schedule is a bit different than the older children as he gets morning recess before the older two and stays on break for about an hour😏. So that's our compromise for this year and so far it's working well. He is usually engaged when he's in class and he also has plenty of time to use up all his little boy energy🏃.
Hi friends❗️I had the privilege of trying out The Homeschool Buyers Co-op's Homeschool Planet! Check out my latest post on the blog (link in profile) to hear how this worked out. It's a printable online planner...sounds interesting right?!🤔
Today's science lesson was about cells and the spleen! We looked at what our blood looks like without red blood cells (yellow plasma= water w/yellow food coloring), then added in red blood cells (cheerios and red food coloring) and saw how the red blood cells make our blood have a red color. We then added in white blood cells (mini marshmallows) to help fight off germs and disease. Finally we added in blood platelets (mini erasers) so if we get a cut our blood will clot and make a scab! Also included a pic of my youngest, sitting in during school time, because he's so cute! 😍 #science#sciencewithfood#scienceinthekitchen#handsonscience#handsonlearning#scienceexperiment#homeschooling#homeschoolersofinstagram#humanbody
5th Grade Core Curriculum Choices!
One of my favourite things about homeschooling is being able to find the curriculum that works best for each child. Our oldest is in fifth grade and is a very independent learner. I feel like she is the type of learner that would do well with just about any curriculum. When we first started homeschooling I was given a large amount of Rod and Staff materials and I immediately fell in love with the simplicity and thoroughness of their curriculum. We also lived in an area that was predominantly Old Order Mennonite families, so our children were use to the Mennonite lifestyle that is portrayed through out the books. This year we are sticking with Rod and Staff for her core subjects of math, reading, english, Bible, and spelling. In the past we have also used Rod and Staff for penmanship, however this year I decided to venture out and try A Reason for Handwriting. I'm glad we made the switch as the lessons are shorter and she really enjoys writing out the scripture at the end of the week. I enjoyed Rod and Staff for the early years of penmanship but I think we will be sticking with A Reason for Handwriting now!
Homeschooling with a toddler can be such a joy and a bit of a challenge. Our #littlestscholar is just getting to the age where he will sit for about 15 minutes and do some simple activities (with mommy's help of course😊). People will often wonder if it is difficult homeschooling with a toddler or newborn and the answer is: Yes! But I have found that being flexible and having a schedule are life savers during these times. Right now our little one is with us in the classroom during the first hour of school, then he alternates being with the older kids as they have their breaks. This gives him an hour or so of play time outside of the classroom and also gives him one on one time with each of his siblings :) Then it's back to the classroom for the rest of the morning. After lunch he has a nice long nap and usually by the time he wakes up we are done school for the day.❤️ #fortheloveofhomeschooling#homeshoolingwithatoddler#happyhomeschoolers#toddlerdays#thisishowwehomeschool#homeschoolersofinstagram#preschool#preschoollife
Been super busy getting Kora's school stuff ordered and put together. A lot of stuff I buy in PDF format so I can print as needed. If we need to redo a page then we just print another one. If I want to use it for the boys in the future then I've already got it.
For Math, we will be doing Math Lessons for a Living Education by Masterbooks- Level 1. For reading we will be using The Good and the Beautiful. We will also be using Plaid Phonics for the occasional fun worksheets. I ordered All About Handwriting Level K for handwriting. For Spelling (which we will be doing for fun as Kasey does hers daily) we will be doing Spelling U See level A. Kora will sit and listen/participate as she wants to when Kasey does Science (The Good and the Beautiful) and History (Beautiful Feet Books... although once we finish that program we will use TGaTB next year). Due to the fact that I'm working with Kasey as well- Kora will do a bit more than just reading and math. However, she loves sitting and doing it so we will keep it fun and play it by ear.
Most of what she's doing is just the lower level of what Kasey is doing. It keeps things simple for me and them .
Math game for your truck lovers!
I gave them "orders" (pieces of paper with numbers on them) and then they had to fulfill the orders by bringing the correct number tile. Baby worked on motor skills and following directions. Pre-schooler worked on number recognition. Kindergartner worked on number recognition, number order and counting. It was really fun! #oneroomschoolhouse#homeschoolmom#tonkatruck#homeschoolersofinstagram#playplayplay
Today we had a quiet day. We spent the morning at home working on our maths, reading and nature studies. Then in the afternoon we went out to the park. We took some oats to feed the ducks. Did you know you shouldn't feed ducks bread? It's bad for them apparently. You can feed them things like peas, corn, greens, seeds and oats instead. I only recently found this out! What have you been up to today?
Today we officially withdrew this sweet girl from public school. I'll now be homeschooling both my school aged kidlets!
I felt conflicted from the moment we enrolled her in Kindergarten. However, we wanted to give it a chance. We loved her teacher. Unfortunately, spending each day at school sitting quietly and focused led to daily meltdowns and attitude once she came home. I was starting to think my sweet KoraBelle was never going to be herself again. Then Christmas break came... And after a few days off from public school she was back to being sweet, kind and thoughtful. My husband and I couldn't fathom sending her back. The last few days before break was over I was torn at the thought of ever sending her back. Monday, the day before she was to return to school we made the decision to withdraw her from public school.
Today, she went and said goodbye to her teacher and classmates and gathered her things. She's ecstatic to have her sister as her classmate. I've got everything I need (except her math book which I'm ordering today) to get her started immediately.
We are so excited for our new adventures<3