Tuesday, September 02, 2008

School has started!

You can see all three kids have grown by leaps and bounds in the past year. The first and last day of school we measure their height and take pictures of where they are on the chart and put it up next to last years pictures to show how much they've grown and matured.

Above you'll see the classroom and all of us in our tye-dye that we made for our first day of school.

Oh and the picture of the timeline is for Paige. Sorry, it's taken me so long but you'll see that I bought a Bible timeline and then a history timeline and put the kids cumulative timeline pieces underneath. They each pick out a 1/3 of their own to add to the chart , that way they all have some pieces on the wall.

It amazes me that even though I spend all of my days with my kids how much more I learn about them in school - good and bad. I think it's that I never spend 3-4 hours straight in the same room testing, teaching, and training at any other time of the year. For those that don't home school, you should pick a project a couple times of months to teach your child and spend several hours with them - you'll learn tons! Some about yourself, ( patience is a virtue) and so much about your kids temperament, learning style, communication, and my favorite - meltdown points! I've had to re-think and re-train my kids in several areas after a week of school. Whew!



  1. It's that time of the year! I love it...smells of new pencils, books and a little bit of Fall! Today and tomorrow I'm finishing up my lessons plans. We are starting a week late because my books came 4 weeks late! Next Tuesday is the big day and the kids are excited too! Love to you ALL...Remember that the heart of education is the education of the heart!

  2. Dawn, your homeschool room ROCKS! I love the purchased timelines. Spill! Where did you get them? (not that I have anywhere to hang them).

  3. I love your school room! I love it! My oldest is will be moving out in May so I plan to move our Living Room into her room and make a full school room out of our now living room. I love the T-shirts too! You guys look like you have a lot of fun!

    Thank-you so much for helping me on the MFW board! Hugs!


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