Friday, November 7, 2008

Definitions

This is how we "define" math and social studies in first grade while he's at home with Nana...Nana makes it easy... and fun... and wonderful! That's how it "should be."

But then the other days of the week, this is what the definition of school looks like...
The little yellow word book is what I use in my first grade classroom during Language Arts in my class (since I'm still teaching 3 days a week).
I had to "graduate" to the Webster dictionary to accommodate my 3rd and 4Th grader... but I'm good with that (usually). After all, I'm a "teacher" for Pete sakes; a college grad with a couple of science degrees and 15 years of teaching experience (But my hubby would point out that I've only taught Kinder and first... so as to explain my anxiety about trying to teach geometry and science to a brainy kid).
BUT now that Kyle wanted in on this "home schooling adventure" too... I'm a little more stressed.
His "definition" of a dictionary is this....
(and yes... he actually uses it!)

When he was little... his idea of a great "rainy day game" was looking at "his" book and finding new words to try and trick his daddy with.

(Notice I said daddy... not mommy. He said he only liked to play that game with daddy because he "likes a challenge"...humph! and then I took his blocks away... because he started that when he was about 4!)

So, the real "adventure" of me starting to home school all 4 boys is really just beginning!

This week we just tried to figure out logistics... Like why it's not going to work for them to call me while I'm at work 47 times to ask if they can have a "recess" yet.

We'll see...

The one good thing... not having a school payment for the first time in 8 years will be pretty awesome! Whatever will we do??? (I'm thinking we may need to save it for the counseling services we may require if this doesn't go as well as we hope!! Hahhhh)

17 comments:

Kelly said...

LOL at the calls about recess!!

new*me said...

I love the turkey cookies!

3boys247 said...

You are amazing. I still can't believe you are working 3 days a week and home schooling 4 boys,I know you have help from Nana but still!

I am looking forward to next year when we are done with paying for 8 consecutive years of preschool. although we may need to pay for full day kindergarten...

Kristen said...

Hang in there friend! It sounds and looks like it is going AWESOME!!!

Keep up the good work, and believe me, your boys will so appreciate all that their mom and dad did for them. :)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Wow--I had no idea you worked part time.
Best of luck with your larger classroom of 'students'.
I love the turkey cookies!

Stay strong--and drink lots of coffee :)

momto3cubs said...

Ooh, I think you're oldest is going to accomplish a lot now that he's learing at his own pace!

I wish my boys could go over and join yours! ;)

Candy said...

wow.

I applaud your efforts.

just....wow.

Bad Momma said...

Wow! 4 boys to home school! You're really doing this! Impressive. I am following your progress.

It's tough enough making sure homework is completed for just 3 boys. I can't imagine the challenges of making sure lesson plans are followed.

Hipmomofboyz said...

I love the turkey cookie. You are super mom for working and home schooling...WOW

One woman, three boys! said...

Homeschooling. ") Hang in there mommy! I commend you on you commitment towards your boys education!

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness! That is one HUGE dictionary.

My Wonderful Men said...

I think your amazing! Keep up the good work that you are doing with your boys.

Rhonda said...

We have one of those big dictionary' on our table too. My girls will still run to it when they are writing a paper and not doing it on the laptop.

Also..KUDOS to you for taking on the education of those boys. I am incredibly impressed.

B Boys Mom said...

I'm sure everything will turn out great!!!! Love the cookies Nana seems to be a great sub for the teacher.

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