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First Day of Homeschool

August 9, 2010

Possum is 4 years and 3 months

Chicken is 2 years and 1 month

We finally did it! After (too) much planning, I finally bit the bullet and started homeschool today. The boys loved it!

For an update, Possum is now 4 and 3 months (he goes to preschool one day a week) and Chicken is 2 and 1 month.

We are doing a garden “unit study” based on a different book each week. This week our “text book” is “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson.
"The Carrot Seed"

Most of my ideas have come from these websites:
Adventures for Toddlers Curriculum by the Arkansas Government
Homeschool Share
and from the book, “Before Five In A Row”

So these were my materials today:

This is my classroom:

The boys had a great time with the carrots, and were very excited to discover that the leaves were the same size as the baby carrots growing in our Square Foot Garden vege patch. I had thought that the carrots would last a few days and had planned on cooking them for dinner on Wednesday, but they were all eaten by my “bunnies” before lunch time today!

A big THANK YOU to Carisa at 1+1+1=1″
for inspiring me to give this a go.