25 September 2009

The First Month of Homeschool

Its hard to believe that we just wrapped up the first 4 weeks of school for this year. It has absolutely flown by! And it has gone really well. That doesn't mean that every day is perfect, but we are having a great time learning together.

I'm also really happy with our new homeschool group that we've joined. Last year was a pretty lonely time for me with pretty much no support group at all, so when we moved I was determined to find a good homeschool group to become a part of. We now are participating in co-op classes each Friday afternoon and the kiddos are loving it. The Princess has art, a book club and a history class and Mr. B is taking early math and early reading classes with playtime in between.

Our group took a field trip to a local fire station this past week, too, and we all had so much fun!

Fort Smith Fire Station No. 1

Demonstrating *the suit*

coming out of *The Smoke House*

The Princess was so excited to blow the horn on the fire engine.

We also took a trip this month for some of my husband's speaking engagements and were able to take the kiddos on some other fun field trips (have I told you how much I love field trips?!) : the Colonel Sander's original cafe, Cumberland Falls and Mammoth Cave.

So, yes, September has been a busy month~and its not over yet. I've got a trip to our state fair and a regional apple festival on the calendar before everything is said and done:)


Michelle M. said...

Homeschooling looks like so much fun! Glad you are enjoying it.

Tanyia said...

I am glad I came across another homeschooling blog :) I am going to follow you and try to catch up a bit. Grats on finishing the first month. I am having a hard time getting into the swing of things, my eldest at home is giving me more opposition than I am used to latey. Bleh! See you around the blogosphere!