Thursday, August 2, 2007

Open House 2007

Tiany over at Less of Me ~More of Him is hosting a Homeschooling Open House from August 1- 15. What a great idea! When I was teaching, I loved open house time. I relished this time to share my plan and objectives for the year. Sooo... Welcome to my dining room er classroom, please help yourself to a snack and feel free to wonder around and take a look while I answer a few questions...

  • Hello, I am Teacher of One, a former public school teacher (15 years! Art & 2nd Grade) who is setting out to educate my one and only G (5). This will be our first "official" year of homeschooling but as he has never attended daycare or preschool I suppose I have been homeschooling him since birth.
  • Our days will be quite relaxed... as they are already. The "goal" is to work from 10-12 on basic lessons but we will use as little or as much time needed to accomplish the lessons. As we have not officially started school, the following are the topics I hope to cover each day. You'll have to check back to see if it really works. LOL
Over here are the resources and curricula I plan on using with G this year.

We'll start each day with a Math Meeting, similar to this one, to build skills that are not a part of the MUS concentration.

Math U See will be our spine this year but I also plan to break up the instruction with short unit studies.

Ordinary Parents Guide to Reading & Simple Readers like Bob Books and Starfall will help us learn to read.

Book baskets filled with Read Alouds, Old Friends, & Resources

I hope to cover Community and Holidays in Social Studies this year.

Science will really be G led... nature, experiment books, animals, insects

Gym... play, Y sports, & gymnastics

Games... I plan on breaking up book lessons with play lessons to reinforce skills.

Music and Art will be thrown in at various times throughout the year.

  • Advice? Support, support, support! Whether your support is virtual or breathing I cannot say how much it means to connect with those in similar shoes.
Thank you for stopping by Boys+ Academy... it was a pleasure meeting you. Make sure you stop by Tiany's for a list of (100+) other classrooms to visit. Oh and she's having door prizes for participants. Bonus!


Anonymous said...

Your plans look wonderful. Have a great first year!


Jenn4Him said...

Love all the pictures! Have a great year.

Homeschooling6 said...

Thanks for sharing. I loved the photos. We are doing a few of the samethings =)

A Dusty Frame said...

what a neat idea. I'll try to remember to participate.:)
Thanks for sharing yours.

Anonymous said...

Loved your open house, you are very well planned out and looks as though you are ready for anything, enjoy the journey.

playingschool said...

Looks like you are well prepared! Hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled, learning-filled year!

Melissa Markham said...

Looks like you have a great year planned ahead! We also like to use games to reinforce skills!

Anonymous said...

Sounds Great!!! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Homeschooling!
Theresa #14

keri said...

I like all your pics.
we just started math U See.
Mozart's Wonder Boy is great!