I don’t have a great schedule right now. I do have a newborn baby so I’m giving myself a pass. We have learning materials accessible in our homeschool room at all times. And our basement is full of our Legos and other hands on play items. I have recently made more of a “schedule” that I can put on the fridge just to remind myself to follow-thru and not just let the day go by. And that is So Easy when you have a newborn who just wants to sit and nurse all day. Fabulous some days, but other days I really have to give my other two some real time.
I do try to make sure to read with my children morning, noon and night (my Theme Song) and working with each of them in reading and math. This, of course, doesn’t happen every day in these first few weeks of my daughter’s life. But I want to keep it in mind. And playing with each of them — making sure they know they are still lights in my heart.
But Boredom is key and I don’t have the Guilt that I thought I may feel — my kids can entertain themselves for hours with creative and imaginative play and I’m So Thankful for that!!
Here’s some of what we’ve been doing lately.
Working with Spielgaben, creating animals and nature objects.John created a space shuttle. May created candles for a birthday cake. And a transformer robot. Our sandpaper numbers are out on the shelves and May matched our little wooden numbers. So joyful when I saw this!We have been inspired by Montessori math beads — I will /try/ to write a post soon about our journey into this — but John has loved creating numbers with the beads!Where is May? (Coloring!) She has become obsessed with coloring — using many, many art utensils — and we scarcely can run through paper fast enough.
John is such a jokester — using our preschool handwriting pages. Our art table has become a pile of papers, cut and uncut, of every color of the rainbow.May’s sweet drawing that I had to capture because she immediately colored over it! Do you see the baby in mom’s tummy? :) This project made me the most proud — May cut pieces of paper to create :John in his tux”. The kids had the great honor of being flower girl and ring bearer in my cousin’s wedding and had the absolute best time. This creation of paper and tape and markers was all of her doing. It was just his height! A treasure for sure!!