Thursday, January 29, 2015

They Joys of Homeschooling

Today I was reminded of the joys of homeschooling!  We had gorgeous weather in Austin today!  We started our day with some painting and then started our schoolwork.  
 Aidan's favorite subject is math and almost always asks if we can start with that!  Right now he is doing number bonds and loves making up his own!
 Ryla is continuing her preschool at home.  She has mastered counting to 20, can write her name, and can recognize 3/4 of her letters!  Right now Go Fish is our favorite learning game!  She makes the whole family play.
 The weather was so magnificent that we took a huge recess to the park and after lunch came home and spent the next few hours in our backyard.  Ryla can now swing on her own and swings for up to 30 minutes at a time.
 Aidan was playing "Pharaoh" and barking out orders to Ryla.  Ryla thought it was great and did everything she was asked.  I think the fact that she adores her big brother helps.

 We had reading still left to do so I brought it outside so we could enjoy the sunshine!  One great thing I have noticed about part time home schooling is that Ryla and Noah have both learned a lot listening in on Aidan's lessons.  This was one of Aidan's best days at reading and I think a big part is that we were able to be outside most of the day!
 The biggest joy of homeschooling is the time that my kids get to spend together.  Aidan loves to go to school two days a week but also loves being at home those other days.  I feel it is really the best of both worlds.  Right now Noah goes to school on homeschooling days so that I can teach more effectively but I'm excited for the day that I can teach all three from home!


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