Thursday, September 26, 2013

Teacher's Pet

Overall, I have loved homeschooling our kids at every age. I always learn right along with them! It brings back so many memories of my school years - the good, the bad, and the ugly! However, there is something special about the preschool/kindergarten years that I love. I think it's the whole creativity thing - arts and crafts as schoolwork, for example. It's a lot more fun than banging your head against the wall or teaching your 12-year-old how to divide fractions, which is basically the same thing.

Anyway, I really needed to do something with Hurricane Selah this year. I have gathered lots of ideas for learning activities over the years and it was a lot of fun finally getting to shop for the supplies I needed! I thought I would share with y'all one of the cheapest, most versatile, most engaging of Selah's activities so far.

This is a neat container that is probably used to sort beads or something. Each section has a lid that snaps shut. I put 5 each of 6 different colors in the sections. Selah uses them to learn sorting, counting in English and German, fine motor skills by using a clothespin to pick them up, colors in English and German, and organization. She absolutely loves this activity!

No pants! Advantage: home school.

I've made several different activities for her and have them stored in a plastic (lidded) bin. Selah thinks her school box is the BEST! She unpacked it last night to show her daddy all of the stuff inside. It was sweet to see the excitement on her face. It almost makes up for several years from now when she's being surly and obstinate about her school work.


Belinda Jo Adams said...

I loved homeschooling, too. I am glad you do, also. I looked forward to the new year and all the new ideas to teach ... and learn.

Catherine McEver said...

The world might be a better place if we could all learn with no pants.