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!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your plans look wonderful. Have a great first year!

Cindy
www.homeschoolblogger.com/westward

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 =)
Linda<><

A Dusty Frame said...

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

Anonymous said...

Loved your open house, you are very well planned out and looks as though you are ready for anything, enjoy the journey.
http://homeschoolblogger.com/kaysmarmey

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!
Blessings,
Theresa #14

keri said...

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