Sunday, September 8, 2013

Field Trip: Charleston Fire Museum

We had fun today exploring the Fire Museum with daddy this time. We love all the old fire trucks and all the safety tips. The kids love the playground and driving the fire truck simulator. The place is huge with over 30 old time fire trucks.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Field Trip: The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

On Labor Day instead of hitting the beach we decided to take a field trip. The kids had fun. And even got to sign the Declaration of Independence .

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Field Trip: 1st Annual Pirate Festival in Charleston SC

We had a good time at the Pirate Festival. Hard to believe this was the first one. Of course we dressed them up and headed down town. Lots of activities for the kids to do. They got to paint a pirate and make a sword out of newspaper. They also met many pirates. Black beard and Mary Reed. The kids sat and listened to the pirates tell stories of their lives and were able to ask questions. They got to participate in a battle and walk in a pirate parade and pretend to shoot a gun.
They also got to go on the coast guard boat who was a sponsor at the festival Daniel like she big gun.

Friday, August 16, 2013

First day of School 2013-14

This was our first day of Classical Conversations. This is our 2nd year doing CC and my first year tutoring. I have Daniel's class 6 boys!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Homeschool boys Lego club

We were very blessed to get Daniel into a all boys homeschool Lego club this Spring. He has loved participating it and and making these lego creations. He can't wait to go every other week.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Learning numbers with Bingo

I decided to play Bingo to help Sydney and Kenny learn to recolonize numbers and letters. Daniel was a big helper with his sister and brother, showing them the ones that I called. It was a fun way to learn and the best part is no one knew it was "school" because we were having such a great time. Sydney won the first game and Daniel won the next 3 in a row. Kenny gave up after the first game and just played with the "chips".

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Homeschooling in PJ's

Does anyone else do it differently? Well we are about a 50/50, PJ's/clothes type of school. On this morning the kids asked me if they could go to the pool since it opened on April 15th and I said yes after we finished school. So exactly at 7:22am the kids sat down to begin school to finish early for enough pool time. We normal don't start until after 9:30am.. Its interesting that when they want to do something they will start school early.. Normally I am begging them to get started.. lol.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bee City Homeschool Field trip

We had fun visiting Bee City in Cottageville, SC. They had a lot more than just bees. Lots of animals to feed. We brought one of our neighbors with us since she was out for spring break and she had never been.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Homeschool park day

We enjoyed our first Easter park day in SC with our Homeschool group. We did an Easter egg hunt and I told the Easter story to all the children. The kids enjoyed climbing this rock. It was fun.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Beach Trip

We had a great day at school today, so i took a trip to Edisto Island Beach to looks for shells and to learn about beaches and how GOD made them by exploring them. It was a blast.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines HS Skate party

We had a blast at the HS Valentine's Skate Party. Even Kenny wanted to skate. I was so impressed on how well Daniel was skating.. or should I say "speed skating". Sydney did awesome as well.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Daniel's Classical Conversation Class

Daniel really likes his once a week class at Classical Conversations. There are 4 boys and 4 girls. And they learn a lot of material. His tutors are the bests.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Volcano Time

In Classical this week were are learning about the four types of volcanoes. So I found this little experiment on Pinterest and just had to try it. The kids loved it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Field Trip since our move to SC

Fire Museum in Charleston, SC. It was a great to go on a field trip and meet some new homeschool families from the new group that I joined. Even met a family that lives in the same neighborhood we are building in. So exciting to know they are just 1 block away. The kids had a blast and so did I.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

HS Beach day in Jan?

Yes you read right.. it was 79 degrees here on Jan Jenni organized a CC Beach lunch playdate. It was so much fun and reminded me why I moved to the beach. They caught fish and crabs and even got in the ocean.. it was pretty cold though.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Painting like Giotto

In Classical we have been learning about some very famous artists. Today we tried to replicate one of Giotto's paintings. The kids thought it was neat that Giotto used dead bugs as paint colors. We just used water colors. Its amazing his paintings still exists. They had fun.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Parts of the earth

In classical this week we are also learning about the parts of the earth. I found this neat play duh model to do with the kids on Pinterest so I bought the play duh and we had a blast.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Angel Oak

This was an outing that we did as after school one day. We live near a cool place called Angel Oak. Which is an Oak tree believed to be between 900-1500 years old. It is beautiful. The kids wish you could climb all over but it has survived this long because you are not allowed. They had fun running around the tree and realizing how small they were compared to the tree. Stefan took me here when we were just dating.