home school on the range

so, you have heard me say that this year i am homeschooling the kiddos.  i have not gone the formal “we sit at the table and work from 8:30 to 3:00 route.”

the squirm is getting the most academic time.  he goes to the coolest home school enrichment program on mondays, where he does art, physics and pe.  he is the youngest in the group, so he is getting exposed to things i would not dare attempt!  i love it.

he also goes to a weekly science class, presented by another of the home school moms, and he is part of a monthly science coop.  wednesdays through fridays we use work boxes to present curriculum, and his aba therapists help him work through the contents.

 of course i try to balance things out by including mostly reading and math exercises.  but i can’t resist adding an art activity each day as well.

i was originally struggling to find a way to put a self contained art lesson in a drawer,  something that could be done without my involvement.  then i discovered deep space sparkle.  fun activities, great directions, and it is really the one opportunity for both kids to participate in the same activity.

this friday  i chose this activity, based on the book a color of his own, by leo lionni.  it was a guided drawing (excellent practice for following verbal directions), and then watercolor resist.  i helped the squirt out by drawing his chameleon, but the squirm drew and painted completely independently.  i might have to frame this one.

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About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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5 Responses to home school on the range

  1. redtail2013 says:

    Great chameleon Milo!! Love it! You need to hang it in your room above Harry.
    Aunt Maggie

  2. That’s really awesome that you are able to homeschool! Sounds like you are doing a great job!

  3. anitashree says:

    Rainbow chameleon!!! I think home schooling can be an awesome thing! and takes some brave parents to do that too! So good on you!

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