Sunday, April 27, 2008

Homeschool Hi-Light 4/21-4/25

Ellen at Fun Learning is hosting a weekly meme designed to share a highlight from our past week of homeschooling. My highlight this week actually came about Friday night. The boys had done the Green Hour Challenge Thursday afternoon, but never got around to completing the drawing portion of the assignment. So Friday night, after we were all fed and bathed and had a little time before bed, I passed out paper and pencil and had them all do their drawings. Even daddy got involved! It was fun to sit back and see them all working on something together...that doesn't happen all that often since they are in different grades (7th, 1st and preschool.) And it was neat to see daddy get a chance to join in the fun (and he learned a little about roly polys to boot lol.)

I also want to share a neat little learning tool we found at Wal-Mart this week. Ds3 (1st grade) is learning how to tell time. We found this cute learning clock which he can use to set analog time, and has a little wipe off area where he can write the digital time. He has enjoyed it and has even been trying to teach the 3yo with it. :)

I hope everyone had a great week, and I look forward to reading about your highlights.


  1. I really enjoying reading your highlights of the week. That's a great way to remind yourself why you actually homeschool. (I need to do that sometimes.)
    Loved the Disney and nature photos.

  2. It's neat when the little ones learn how to tell time. Fun highlights!

  3. Awesome clock. We might have to invest in one. We have two children that would benefit from it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The wipe off clock looks like it would be a lot of fun. I bet the kids were really glad to have their dad join in on science.

  5. We've been doing the Green Hour Challenge too - I'll have to check out your posts! That clock was a wonderful find!


  6. I just bought that same clock last week for my 7 year old. She loves it!
    I came over from Ellen's. I'm going to try to join in the Monday Hi-Lights, too.
    I also love it when my group piles up to do things together. My girls are 21, 18, 10, and 7. Lots of times it's everyone drawing or coloring together. Today it was 3 of them making brownies from scratch. Such great memories. AND learning!


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