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Our School (and Let’s Click 365 Days-Day 20)
Monday, January 20, 2014
Today I thought I’d show you our school house. We don’t have a lot of room in our little house and at times it’s very frustrating because I miss having space. Space to teach one child in a quiet area.
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and have a class room. I love being a teacher to my children but I still want that class room. I want a room where we can put all our books, supplies, and I can teach.
I know teaching goes on beyond a school room but I still want one. It’s a constant battle within me. I know I need to be thankful for what I do have and need to stop thinking about what I don’t have.
I won’t lie, it’s something I have to go to the Lord about almost every day because I covet having a school room.
It’s very humbling going from a larger more beautiful house to a small more not so beautiful house. I try not to think about what we had but what we have.
I love books. This is only a sampling of our books. I have over 30 boxes of books in storage. Hubby says I need to really weed through them. I don’t want to. I like ALL my books.
Here is where I keep our school curricula that we don’t use on a daily bases. Brent made a comfy spot. He is working on math.
Brent looks ‘real’ happy about his math assignment.
Lance is a monkey guy. He collects them. His favorite are Sock Monkeys and Curios George. There is a bear tucked back there as well. He likes bears too, just not as much as monkeys. The bear was a free gift I got from Amazon in 2012, so I gave it to Lance for CHRISTmas. Caleb found both the bigger Curios George’s for twenty-five cents at different times (a year apart). I think Caleb gave one to him for his 8th birthday and one for CHRISTmas last year (2013).
Annette does most of her school at the kitchen table. I don’t how she does it with me teaching her younger siblings at the same table.
I decided to split Caleb, Brent, and Ethan up. Ethan is having a hard time keeping up and he gets very discouraged when he’s the only one missing lots of the phonograms.
Today I had Caleb and Brent review the phonograms, study words missed from last week, and added new words.
With Ethan, we went over 10 phonograms that he was having a hard time with. I showed him the phonogram card, said the sound, had him repeat and write it down. After I dictated those same sounds. If he didn’t know the phonogram he told me and I would show him, have him write, and I actually had him say, “a-u, says /au/ and may not be used at the end of English words”, I think by him saying ‘a-u’ it will help. That’s not normally recommended but again, I think it will help Ethan.
With Lance I had him practice last weeks letter in cursive (and the sounds) and added four more.
They all did their math too! Wahoo, I’m a happy mama!
It’s a sunny day (69*) so the kids played outside too. It’s wonderful not being boggled down with so much school that the kids don’t usually get to enjoy a nice day outside.
I'm Linda, child of God, happily married to my Sweets, we have six children ages 18, 17, 16 ,15, 13 and a 12yr. old. They keep life fun! I enjoy blogging our days for the children. I usually have two cups of coffee. One in the morning and one while I blog. My favorite colors are brown, baby blue and pink. Hope you enjoy your visit!
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