Monday, August 31, 2009

1st Day of School

Well, the first day of school was a success! I think we had a huge learning curve last year with what works and doesnt work at home. Plus, the boys are older-which helps! We are excited about an exciting year full of discoveries!

A major part of our curriculum
is History this year, which is sort of the core. Then the other subjects we learn tie in. Not neccessarily our math and phonics, but everything else does. So you will see the main theme this year is WORLD HISTORY. We are so excited about it all.

Today we started off with how do we know/ how have we obtained history? Archeaology was a BIG word used in our home today. Hopefully by the end of the week the girls will be able to spell it, it is the bonus word in their spelling list. ;)

We checked out a discovery box from a local childrens museum about Archeaology and had so much fun with the resources! We will not only learn more about history, we made our own time capsule for someone in the future to know about our history. (Although, we will be the ones to dig it back up!)

Here are a few pics.

Welcome sign with welcome gifts. (Journals for the year)

For some reason this is their favorite place- Its a place with their desks and their walls. This is where they do all their reading and writing.

Our archeaology dig. What a wonderful experience we had with all the tools-thanks to the D
iscovery boxes!

These discovery boxes also have artifacts to touch and lots of great books, movies, and craft/game/project ideas. I was able to set up
an entire center with it all. Its gonna be a GREAT week!

1 comment:

kathy Strickland said...

What a cute pair of "treasure hunters" digging up the past !

Kayla and Emily are awesome and really wonderful students