Sunday, August 30, 2009

1st Grade

We have officially started our 1st grade homeschool work. We're starting our 3rd week of it actually. This year, I decided to go with a curriculum instead of trying to come up with lots of fun educational things myself. As much as I'd like to think of myself as someone that can do this, the reality is that I am someone that drowns in dirty dishes and laundry instead. I found that after doing all the daily home maintence-type stuff plus just the regular kid-care stuff, there just wasn't the energy to come up with educational things.
I decided to go with Oak Meadow. It's very imaginative/activity based. No worksheets involved, which is good, since I'm pretty sure Dillon would not learn well that way. There is a weekly plan with a lot of leeway as to how to implement it. 2 weeks into it, it's going pretty well. She likes the stories and activites, and we are both doing better with the structure it adds to our days. Corryn participates sometimes, sometimes she does her best to derail us :) My hope is that having consistency will help us with the up-in-the-airness that is our life right now.


Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

I have heard good things about Oak Meadow. :)

I also decided to go with a packaged curriculum for at least some of the subjects this year -- reading, social studies, and science. It has been so much easier for me. I'm still doing the planning myself for several subjects, but it has just been so much better.

We are starting our fifth week on Monday. Is it bad that while I am enjoying it, I am already eyeing when we might take our first break? ;)

flyingfisher said...

I really like this photo of Dillon, but has she changed since it was taken? poke poke

what are you up to? taken any photos lately? getting ready for Christmas? Do you ahve a tree yet?

miss you!