This project was not just a fun exercise or a way to fill my children’s day. These projects build fine motor skills, math and reading skills related to reading a recipe for readers, and the ability to follow directions. Most of all, activities like this help my children explore the creative process in a way that allows for mess and mistakes.
We began using Singapore Math 10 years ago. My older two finished through Singapore 5B before moving to Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra. Last week my youngest child finished 5B and our Singapore days are done.
When my older two children were in first and third grade I decided to use a journal for communication. Instead of giving them journal assignments or a journal to just write their thoughts, their journals were a communication between my child and I.
Projects like this can take a little time or effort, but these are the homeschooling moments that kids tend to remember. I don’t know about you, but spending time together is one of my main reasons for homeschooling.
As eclectic homeschoolers we mix and match many different methods of homeschooling to give us a unique mix that works for us. We tend to go broad and deep with our subjects and use a schedule that makes every day different. This year I am homeschooling 2 high schoolers and a 6th grader.