Saturday, March 19, 2016

Homeschooling Adventures And The Letter R...

The past month has been a great one for the Moore house. Samuel has gotten involved with two separate homeschool groups, Caleb started his very own speech class, and we've been trucking along with pre-k at home. I can't believe Easter is just around the corner!!!

Volcanoes and the Solar System have been the main topics of interest lately. It just so happened that we ended up doing an unexpected visit to the Griffith Observatory earlier this month, which was perfect! What more can a 4 year old ask for who is obsessed with those two topics? He got to see all sorts of exhibits about the Solar System AND make his own earthquake! I'm so glad it worked out. It was definitely an afternoon to remember...

Here's Samuel checking out information on the moon (I think?)...


Samuel, Caleb and Dad creating their own earthquake. Sam loved it!!! He was able to see a


And how can I forget -- a rare family selfie...


While I've been seriously slacking on finishing the Paw Patrol alphabet, we've continued to work on the ones I've already printed...


YouTube is definitely our friend. The sky's the limit on what you can find on there for educational purposes. Samuel particularly loves this video, haha...


A trip to the park just isn't the same without a little exploration...


Samuel's speech class focused on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom one week, which just so happens to be one of his favorite books. So, we continued the lesson later that afternoon with a craft...

 

If you're considering doing any kind of schooling at home, The Dollar Tree is amazing with their selection of items! Sam was super excited with his new stash. The sight words and alphabet magnets are especially great since we've started introducing phonics...


Speaking of which, here's the boy showing his Grandma Julie what he can do...


Samuel would do a science experiment everyday if I offered...


I think it's safe to say Caleb enjoyed his first day at speech class...


I love that older siblings get to participate, too...



Yay for homeschool play groups!


I'm incredibly thankful to have found these 2 new groups. One is purely a play date. The kids meet up for 2-3 hours and run their little hearts out, play ball, race, etc. Sam looks forward to it every week. The other group is going to have more of a theme and meet monthly. This month included Easter/Spring themed relay races and games. It's so great seeing all of these kids together! I'm continually amazed at how big homeschooling is becoming. On average, there are at least 15-20 kids that attend the groups and we've only just begun. By the fall, I'm sure we'll have even more. 

On another note, I finally completed the letter R in the Paw Patrol set. So, if you're interested, here are letters for download. Please feel free to share them with friends. I love knowing they're getting use outside of just our boys!





*One final note...If you're interested in getting letters A-Q, please check previous posts. I hope to finish the alphabet by the end of the school year.*

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