Last week we began our official 2015/2016 homeschool year.
By most standards
but we don’t go by most standards, now do we? this is early, even for year round schooling. However, with all the chaos of moving and the uncertainty of living in a rent house, the kids needed more structure and routine than we had going.
Lexie kept telling us she didn’t like this home (I don’t blame her, it doesn’t feel like home), and wanted to go back where all our books and things were (most everything is still boxed since we will be moving again in about 36 days, with the exception of our necessities and a few toys/books).
So I felt like we needed something to make the next 2 months feel more secure and emotionally safe for the kids- so what better way than to break out Homeschool Box Day! 🙂 (you can read about our very first Box Day HERE)
They were over the moon excited while unboxing everything. (Please excuse the rather sloppy photo editing, it was mostly done from my phone, since we have very limited internet usage in the rent house.)
They are most excited about Curious George! We aren’t even reading that during our homeschool time; it has just become an ever.single. day. “Can we read Curious George?” time. They especially love listening to the stories on CD.
We will take it slowly; right now we are focusing on AAR, SL LA, math, doing our daily Sonlight reading from Core A, and the Mister’s BFIAR story. He is listening along for most of the books, but the Before Five in a Row book is specifically for him. Because I don’t have my printer, laminator, etc unboxed, he isn’t exactly “rowing” the books right now. We can always come back and do that later.
Aside from George, Boxcar Chldren is their other favorite, along with our timeline book and the big map.
Anyway, Box Day was a success and getting back to school time has completely changed the feeling of our home! The kids are happier; you can just feel the intention in our day and it is wonderful!