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Homechooling Using The Thinking Tree

Yesterday was our first day using Do-it-Yourself Homeschool curriculum Journals.
The Thinking Tree Journals
Before we start using our journals we all meet in the kitchen to get some pages done from the Dyslexia Games series. I’ll put some classical music (usually Mozart because that’s Caleb’s favorite).

Caleb and I are using Series C and when my 17 year old son Joshua and 14 year old Brent come home from California they too will start using Dyslexia Games.
Dyslexia Games Series C
Here is Caleb.
Dyslexia Games Series C
Dyslexia Games Series C
Lance is using Series B.
Dyslexia Games Series C
All you need to get started with using the journals are a stack of books from home or the library . . .
Homeschooling using The Thinking Tree
A fine tip black pen and lots of coloring pencils and/or crayons!
Homeschooling with Dyslexia Games
And have fun with it!

Here are some pages from Homeschooling Handbook for Mom from the Ideas for Fun & Learning Together page.
Handbook for Moms
We have a good time doing some Brain Food with each other. One of the books in the Dyslexia Games series is called Brain Food so we kinda call this time our Brain Food time.

The kids will ask, “Are we going to do our Brain Food today?”
Handbook for Moms
As you all know some of my favorite pages are the coloring ones. They are always fun.
Handbook for Moms
This page is from Mom’s Illustrated To-Do List. On this page I put Bible reading, poetry with Caleb, and of course I added that I love Lupe. With the hearts and roses, it just seem like a great place do put that I love my hubby! I used the petal of the flower to write what I wanted to pray.
The Hyper-Active Homeschool Journal
Lance is using The Hyper-Active Homeschool Journal.
The Hyper-Active Homeschool Journal
Here are a few pages from his journal.
The Hyper-Active Homeschool Journal
Ethan is using the Eclectic Learners Journal.
I didn’t get a picture of the books that Lance is using with his journal today. I’ll try to get one tomorrow or by the end of the week.

Here are Ethan’s books.
Do-it-Yourself Eclectic Homeschool Journal
I did choose a few like the cavity and bird book. Ethan continues to use Teaching Textbook Math 7 but will also use Bible Games: Math and Creativity when that workbook arrives.

Today he got to experience a little bit of The Thinking Tree way of doing math.
Do-it-Yourself Eclectic Homeschool Journal
He made a rocket ship.
Do-it-Yourself Eclectic Homeschool Journal
His Nature Study page. He drew the tree that is outside. The big cavity in the middle is where it’s hollowed out where lightening hit it.

Below is another page from Ethan’s journal: Start Your Day.
Do-it-Yourself Eclectic Homeschool Journal
I didn’t get too much of Caleb’s book today. He was working on his when I took the pictured but here he is with his brothers.
The Thinking Tree
They are getting ready to watch Odd Squad so they can complete their Screen Time page! 

I’m sure Caleb should be watching something geared more for his age but it’s our first week using the journals and I want it to be fun. Besides Caleb will go back to his regular schedule tomorrow for the rest of the week.
The Thinking Tree
Along with his regular school load tomorrow he will continue with completing Dyslexia Games worksheets.
The Thinking Tree
I didn’t share all 10 pages that the boys did like the current event page, reading time, and copywork/writing pages. I’ll share those some other time.

I also read from Eat Your U.S. History Homework.
Eat Your US History Homework
We didn’t make anything today but will tomorrow or Thursday (so stay tuned!).
And that was a day at Homeschooling6 using The Thinking Tree’s Do-it-Yourself Journals.

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