Saturday, February 12, 2011

Winter Blues?

The Ho-Hum-Dol-Drums?

Facing the mid school-year hump?

Lacking energy while the kids seem to be over-energetic with all things disorderly?

Yeah, our last few weeks have felt like this. =)
We took Friday off (call it an inservice day).
The older kids like these days:
popcorn & movies, board games,
a day free from routines.

Montessori Moments~


For the Littles I layed out some
"learning
trays"
in random places.

The kitchen table had a Ladybug craft (This is our Ll week), & a phonics tray. These were a hit once they finally saw them (discovery was part of the fun).

On the coffee table I layed out math manipulative blocks.
1 thru 10.



Bryson loved them, and TJ joined the fun. They made a stair tower.

Sissy created animals with them.



Dad & biggest brother Joe came home a little early;
the littles were thrilled!








Dad added a spinning skill to our learning trays.


~



Katie-girl
ended
the event
with
a
...
VALENTINE!

not a bad day with such random ideas =)

I *heart* homeschooling!


3 comments:

Marla Grace said...

lOVE IT!!!i LOVE HOMESCHOOLING TOO!lOOKS LIKE THE PERFECT DAY!

Kathi said...

I feel like this RIGHT NOW! And, I'm not glad you do too...but I'm kinda glad you do too :) (you know what I mean...CANNOT wait for tomorrow afternoon!)

Math U See? I didn't realize...

Love you!
Kathi

Hollinger Family said...

@ Marla~ it WAS lovely. =)
@ Kathi~ only a homeschool mom would be THAT observant, lol. Yes, they are manipulatives from Math-U-See. I was just hoping the littles would practice counting, but the older kids had more fun i think. =)
~blessings, Sheri