So I told you that this year we are using workboxes to organize our schoolwork. Well, our school year started on Monday and we are really enjoying this new system! Next week I'll do a post showing the actual workings of the boxes, but for now I'll just tell you that it's going *really well*. The kids are excited about doing their work. They know exactly what is expected of them and can see easily where they are in their day and how much work they have left. They are enjoying each subject more because it's so clearly laid out for them and prepared, so there isn't the stress of finding things, copying things, cutting things - it's just ready to go.
Our first history lesson of the year was about Jubal and Tubal-Cain so the kids got to play musical instruments . . .
We used the laptop quite a bit - here's Graham using it to watch his math video . . .
Moxy has been having his usual days, peering through the window at us and wondering what we are doing and why he's not invited . . .
Canaan's book of the week (we're using Before Five in a Row) is Jessie Bear, What Will You Wear. He's doing all kinds of fun activities to go along with it - here he is having dressed Jessie Bear and is now feeding him Teddy Grahams. One day I even dressed Canaan in a shirt of red and pants of blue, just like Jessie Bear. Oh, he loves it!
When he's not immersed in activity he's been busy finding fun things to do on his own (well, that or crying for mum-mum LOL) like photographing Mommy from all angles . . .
Playing file folder games with Graham . . .
And a favorite activity thus far has been the daily journal. I thought the kids would bristle like crazy at writing in their journal every day but they actually ask for it! After they write they get a sticker to put on the front (or inside, wherever they want it) and that has been really enjoyable for them as I have built quite a sticker collection for them to choose from.
I honestly can't believe how much workboxes have transformed our home school. We are getting so much more done, and enjoying it! Love!