Just a few highlights from our homeschooling experience in September. I'd like to blog more soon about the curriculum we're using this year and our schedule and rhythm...hmmmm....yes, I would like to do that. In the meanwhile, there are also a few more pictures over at Flickr too.
Alexa's watercolor of fall from our Art Class.
Second Grade copywork.
Alexa's drawing from our monthly Book Club. We read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin and we loved it!
Nick's Roman Legion Signum from History Class.
Checking the rain fall on our Science class rain gauges.
Dragon Lion Bread. Well, we had every intention of celebrating Michaelmas again this year by making Dragon Bread but when the 29th of September rolled around, we were so deeply into next month's Book Club selection, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, that it turned into Lion Bread instead. Well. at least we got our dragon fix earlier in the month with Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
September would not be complete without an apple picking trip! (Although this looks more like pumpkin picking, doesn't it? Many of you know that I hold back a lot of apple picking pictures each year in case some of them make it onto the Christmas card so it will be a surprise. So... I am sharing the apple-picking-picture-of-the-pumpkin-tree. We loved Tougas Farm, by the way.)
It has been a really great start to our homeschooling year here and I'm so glad I took a few minutes to look back and blog about it. It helps put the month in perspective for me. I spend a lot of time reviewing what we've done, trying to figure out what works and what doesn't and make changes where we need to. Sometimes that means I am caught up quite a bit in the details. But taking a look at the month as a whole and sharing some of it here helps me see the bigger picture and helps me realize that, yes, it was a really great month! We're off to a good start.