Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First day of school 2011!

Today was our first homeschool day for the 2011 - 2012 school year.  We did our first day of Sonlight curriculum with the older kids, and our two little ones did their first day of preschool using the lesson plans I posted here on the blog (see the tab on top for the link). 

Every day I have planned a craft or activity for the preschoolers, and I expect that the older kids will participate in these projects most days, too.  Here's some pictures from today.

Here's my 5 year old working on his spelling words.

In this picture, our preschoolers are playing with the wooden pieces from Handwriting Without Tears.  They will eventually use these to build letters, but today they were just getting familiar with the names (big line, little line, big curve, little curve).  The 4 year old LOVED the song on the Handwriting Without Tears CD.  It had him using the wooden pieces to tap, or play drums, etc.

Our 4 year old was using foam letters and paint to stamp his name.  It got a little messy.
(See the foam puzzle on the ground?  It's from the Dollar Tree.  That's what they used as their stamps.)

The older kids had fun with foam letters and paint, too!


  1. Awww they're so cute -- looks like you're off to a good start! :D

  2. School looks like so much fun! Brilliant idea with the dollar tree puzzle


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