Wednesday, August 5, 2009

School Time!

I forgot to take any pictures the first day, so here are a few from day 2!

The first is Anna doing a Brown Bear heads and tails puzzle. You can get it and some other great Brown Bear Brown Bear tot book stuff here. Check back later in the week and I'll have a picture of our little tot book that we're putting together.

Here is Mary Helen working on her DrawWriteNow assignment. We learned a bit more about frogs this week, and she did the frog habitat in her book. I love matching her writing assignment to our themes when possible :)
This is Mary Helen's mini office. I put everything on it with sticky tack and it's a foam board that I got at walmart. I wanted something portable, but that I could change around when we didn't need something on there. . . I hope it will be very versatile! We bring them to the kitchen table to talk about the day and the weather and cover a couple of other skills (MH is working on counting to 100, recognizing numbers - I'll call out random numbers for her to circle - and skip counting). Then I put each girl's board on top of their workbox shelf.

Finally, here is Anna with her mini-office. They love using their wipe off markers on the different things in their mini office. So fun!



Today was Mary Helen's fifth birthday and we took the day off at the last minute to go to a movie with one of her friends. I had called to chat with my friend, and she and her daughter were on the way to the movie and invited us, so I figured why not?! I don't intend to drop school at the drop of a hat, but occasionally it's a nice treat! We came home just in time for a good nap before a family dinner to celebrate her birthday again!








10 comments:

Elise said...

The mini office idea is delightful. How fun for the girls to have their very own special work space!

What a fun and happy start to the school year.

Elise said...

Happy Birthday to Mary Helen!! Glad to hear everything is going well!! We will be starting soon...
Elise

Susana said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Mary Helen!! I hope your family had a very fun day celebrating her birthday! Birthdays are so much fun for the whole family.

On a side note--I'd love to know how you like Draw Write Now? I've been reading about it.

Christy said...

Happy Birthday Mary Helen! It looks like they are enjoying school.

Beverly said...

After the email that I sent you about all of our similarities with your family and homeschooling, now I found out that our oldest children share the same birthday. (mine is a year older, but close enough).

Jolanthe said...

Love the puzzle!

I got the folders at walmart - they were either in the office supplies section or the back to school section. :) Sorry I can't be more specific, but our Walmart is reorganizing so stuff is everywhere!

Jenny said...

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to Mary Helen!

I love your little offices. Great idea!

Staci said...

Happy birthday to her!

I love how organized you are. I only wish I could be half that put together most of the time!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I hope your school year is a great one! You do a great job!! Hope you are feeling well.

sunshine23 said...

How great!! I am so stealing your chalkboard idea and your curtain rod idea. Where do yall live to have such a great view out your window? How peaceful!!

Sunshine from WTM