Friday, September 17, 2010

Our 3rd Week

This week we had so much fun outside and did as much as we could in our school. We had a picture taking for the kid's school IDs and after that the PSP school we are enrolled in gave a lunch picnic for all. It was fun. That was our Monday. Tuesday, we had a regular school, pretty much did everything we needed to do. We even had a chance to do some art works, which my kids love to do, simply because they have a reason to make a big mess. Wednesday is our P.E. day held in the morning. They are usually very hungry afterwards and took them out to eat, rarely this happens but I am tired and didn't wanna do any cooking for lunch. We went home, rested and did some math, grammar and history later. AWANA night happens also every Wednesday. Thursday, we did our regular school and later I took them to our friend's house who had a swimming pool and did some swimming lessons. We have been doing this, this summer trying to teach them how to swim. And today, we had a half day school and attended our very first homeschool event, an Ice Cream Social Party. My kids are not ice cream lovers (I know, weird huh.) but they really enjoyed the camaraderie among other kids. And I really enjoyed it too. So I hope our 4th week will not be as busy but still productive.
Have a nice weekend to all.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our Second Week

Last week was our first week of school and it went pretty smooth. Of course, first week is usually a time for getting use to a school schedule again and everyone is in a very good mood. P.E. did not start until this week so last week we had plenty of time. Usually our Wednesdays are full of outside activities that we hardly get to do school stuff.
This week we have our full schedule with all the outside activities we have. AWANA will start next week and after that we are back to our usual school year schedule. This year I have decided to join two homeschool groups that I thought will add a little bit of spice to our homeschooling. One group is a weekly park day group, that meet every Friday afternoon. Kids get to see their friends and have the chance to play and talk to other kids. The other one is a Nature outing group that meets every other week in a Recreational park for a walk. I have been looking for this kind of group for a long time now and it is surely more fun to walk in nature with other people and other kids. Plus you get to know more about plants and animals with people who really know more about nature.
Though I am still deciding whether to sign up for a field trip kind of group which I thought will help us decide for field trips we go to this year. I have to sit on this one and ponder a little bit more. I don't want to join a lot of groups and later won't be able to participate because of scheduling issues.
For now, kids are happy, they get to see their friends on weekly basis, play sports and walk in nature. I think we are of to a good start this year. And so far I am contented.
I have some pictures here from our activities this week to share. To all of you, who are also starting their year, I wish and pray for a wonderful year ahead.