Columbus Day Activities

I decided to take a day off from our regular Homeschool “book work” on Columbus Day this year (Oct. 9th, a few weeks ago). I used a few resources and put together a small one day unit study for all 4 of the kids. It turned out great and the kids were excited to have a change of pace.

I thought I would share with you what all we did. I started with looking in my Five in a Row Holiday book and my Early Childhood Almanac for ideas. I love both of these books, they have wonderful ideas for holidays all through the year. I also looked on Pinterest a little bit and found a few things to do there.

 

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Trying something new…Essential Oil Diffuser

Hi everyone! I decided a few weeks ago to purchase an Essential Oil Diffuser for our school room to see if it would help us any. I had heard a lot of other homeschoolers talk about them and figured I’d give it a try. In the past, we’ve used Lavender oil for calming and so I thought it may help our school days to be more peaceful.

I didn’t do a whole lot of research, I just looked on Amazon and chose one that was in my price range, was a good seller and had a lot of good reviews. I chose this one:  URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser.

 

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Bedtime for Frances…fun activities with my Kindergartner

 

For this school year, 2017-2018, I am going to be doing The Frances Study Guide by Valerie Bendt with Princess. This will be her Kindergarten year of school and I thought it would be fun for both of us. This study guide covers the 6 books in the series about the little badger named Frances: Bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister For Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, A Birthday for Frances, Best Friends for Frances and A Bargain for Frances. These books are wonderful and the study guide is laid out somewhat like Five in a Row/Unit Study approach.

I have scheduled to cover one of these books with Princess each month and we will be doing them only about 2 days a week, about 1-2 activities each day. The activities are so neat and I think Princess will have a great time and it can be her one-on-one time with Mommy.

Our first book was Bedtime for Frances. We worked on this book during the month of August and Princess loved it.

 

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Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices for School Year 2017-2018

I’ve been planning for our next school year for quite awhile now. As of right now, our plan is to start our new school year the first week of August. I can’t believe how fast summer has been going, it seems like it just got here! I thought I’d share with you the Curriculum that we’ve decided to use for each of the kids for the School Year 2017-2018. I have linked each one of these to online stores where you can look at them, if you want to click on the links.

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