"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."

Deuteronomy 32:2

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Newsletter Articles

In 2013 the Lord started me producing a newsletter for the homeschool group we are a part of. Every other month I write an article on a topic the Lord has put on my heart. I've decided to add these articles to this blog. I hope you will find encouragement through some of my ramblings. You can click on the label "Newsletter" to find the articles.

Saturday, January 28

First Grade

Welcome to First Grade! I can't believe we have already completed our first week of schooling. This year we are using our schedule board again, it is so helpful to keep us on-track, make sure everything I need to do gets done, and K. knows exactly when things are happening. This dispels lots of questions and nagging.

This year my posts will be different from Kindergarten, as I will not be putting up EVERYTHING we do. You can check out the "First Grade" page for our curriculum schedule. Weekly posts will just have games and activities that worked really well, books I used that aren't listed with the curriculum, etc. So if I don't mention a subject, it doesn't mean we didn't do it, it just means that there wasn't anything that stood out in my memory to write about. You will also notice that the posts are by the Set of weeks, and I'm just adding each week to that post.

This year for our Reading Incentive Program, I put a strip of paper (I bought rolls of adding machine tape to use as borders on our bulletin boards.) numbered in 25 increments (up to 800) on one of our bulletin boards. On the paper we are keeping track of the new books K. reads. When she reaches the 800 she will get a special treat. I haven't decided on the treat yet. It depends on how quickly she reaches the goal. It could be anything, from going to Golden Spoon to $1 to spend at the Thrift Store to a couple books at the $1.00 Book Store.

I've made a "New School Year Resolution". It is to take at least one picture of K. everyday. I get so wrapped in "life" that I forget to take pictures. So this year the camera is sitting on our dining room table (our base for schooling) instead of on a shelf in my room. I haven't taken a picture EVERY day, but I am getting better about it.

1 comment:

  1. This was very helpful! I am making a visual schedule for Carver and the boys because no one is great at reading yet. I am thinking about home schooling him next year since he is not doing great in school and I don't like they way they are handling him. I am going to spend the rest of this school year reasurching and praying about it. I do enjoy reading what you are doing.