August 20, 2013

First Day of Homeschool 2013

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Yesterday was our first day of the new homeschool year! YAY!!!! I thought I would share a few of the things we did.

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For some reason all of our cats seem to LOVE Cailey's school work! They never bother any of the other kids! LOL

If you recognize Cailey's dress, it's the Red, White and Blue dress (click for the tutorial).

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Here is Colin doing some streak tests from the Young Scientist Club kit # 7 - Minerals. (These are MUCH cheaper through Amazon and you get 3 kits in one.) (Amazon was down while I was working on this post.)

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Here, Cailey is examining rocks from our trip to Pigeon Forge on the 4th of July.

The Rocks and Minerals unit that I put together can be found HERE.

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Cailey and Colin are drawing maps! This is the first activity in the book Marco Polo for Kids.

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Here are their finished "mythical maps"! Colin's is the top and Cailey's the bottom. They had SOOOO much fun with this activity! I didn't think they would ever be finished! LOL

For our Marco Polo unit click HERE.

Books that we read -

For our Bear Unit click HERE!!!

Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Parts of this one.

You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Marco Polo!: A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take (You Wouldn't Want to...)

Half of this one


Most of this one!

Not bad for the first day! ;) Of course we also did the usual math, spelling, reading, etc...... ;)



  1. It's so much fun for me to get a peek at your home school and all the activities you do with the kids. But I really love sending my kids off every day . . .

  2. I love your Idea on putting the paper on the wall to draw the maps, Do you let them hang them in their rooms when you are done with that unit.

  3. LOL, Karen!!
    Thank you!!! I have so much fun with it.

  4. Thank you, Misty! I figured it was much easier for them that way.
    Right now they are still hanging in the living room but yes, after the unit is over they can hang them anywhere they want to. :)

  5. […] the memory of a gnat, I decided to go with what has been on my mind all month. HOMESCHOOLING!!! We started back on Monday (read about it)! SO much work goes into getting everything ready for the new school year. […]

  6. Thanks for sharing. It's always helpful to see what other homeschoolers are doing. :)

  7. Always happy to share! :D
    Hope you had a great first day! :D

  8. Sounds like a fun day! I love the maps!

  9. Thank you very much!! They had a lot of fun! :D


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