Charting our own course...

In days of old, sailors would keep a journal while at sea to chronicle their lives as they travelled the world in search of adventure... and perhaps an ounce or two of treasure. In this spirit, our family has also set its own course. My husband's career as a naval aviator keeps us travelling to distant shores... adventures await with every new 'port 'o call' we visit! Because of our nomadic lifestyle we have also embarked upon the adventure of homeschooling our twin boys, age 6 (aka: The Crew). The Crew started their 2nd grade work on 06 Aug 2012. I hope you'll enjoy our story as we chart our own course thru life and set sail on new adventures... gathering our stories and treasure along the way.

Fair Winds and Following Seas my friends!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The school bell rings…

Well, our first week of our homeschooling adventure has come to a close…. and it was amazing!!  The boys and I both learned so much!  It was a week of discovery, learning, and adjusting to our new rhythm.  From a strictly academic point of view we learned our vowels, and the “short” sound that each makes.  We memorized a 10 line verse about the vowels and will have our final recitation this evening for Dad.  On the math front we discussed like objects and whether they were the same or similar, did pattern recognition exercises, counting games, and some manipulative play.  And of course there was reading, reading, reading and more reading!  Add in a dash of art, cooking, science and a field trip to the library, and you will get a sense of the fun that was had.  The boys have been great and really have a great time “doing school”.  I have also gained great insight to their independent personalities and really enjoyed seeing their eyes light up with interest in various subjects.  We even made it a point to take our first “school” pictures and our class photo!  The boys love their new shirts with our school name and logo applied… Harbour Lights Academy is officially open!!DSC_1624 DSC_1629DSC_1619

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