Monday, April 26, 2010

School Time!

Alright! So, we are going to start a "school time" in the Howard hizzie. Going to go at it more hardcore and structured this fall, but we are using the Spring and Summer to kind of practice run, see what works and what doesn't, how best to keep it interesting for 2year olds, etc...

Some things we will be doing during learning time....flashcards - alphabet and shapes/colors... coloring time for creativity, art, and learning colors...Bible studies - reading, pictures, puppets, crafts and whatever else I can think of or find to make it fun and interesting...counting...snack time.

Thinking about doing one subject each day, but Bible and art like alphabet w/Bible and coloring on Monday. Or counting with Bible and craft on on and so forth. Also going to incorporate fitness (like tumbling, dancing, jumping..etc...)Like I said we are just starting, literally just started today, SO will be playing around with this a quite a bit.

I just can't pass up the opportunity to really teach my children. God has blessed me to be a stay at home mom and I have the privilege of ..hear me now..P.R.I.V.I.L.E.G.E. to be able to teach my own children the way I feel God leading me to teach them. How exciting is that?!!!! AW, Love you Jesus, thank YOU!!!! Young children LOVE to learn, especially when it is positive and fun. They love recognition and good job's....and even correction! I know you may think that correction is not something that children crave, but it is. Their crave for it is actually the main reason they act out (whether 2 or 15 yrs old)....they want to make sure you care enough about them to help them change. It not only builds character, confidence, love, but also security and trust. I will prob write a devo on this at a later date.

Here are some pictures....coloring and puzzles on the kiddos new "learning table"! Thank you Grandma and Papa for our B'day present!!!


  1. cute table! and kids. haha--were you homeschooled too? i knew chris was. you planning to with yours? or is that a dumb question, lol

  2. HA! yeah, Chris was mostly home schooled. I went to public schools my whole life. We are still praying and seeking God on whether or not to home far leaning more towards it than not though, but who knows what God will tell us within the next 3 years! There's pro's and cons to each, hence either way we need to hear God's voice and do what He leads.

  3. Such concentration! Kiddos very Blessed to have such a great Grandma & Papa!! Beautiful Learning Table & Chairs!