In Our Homeschool is (mostly) a weekly series here at Mama’s Learning Corner. I’ll write about what we’re learning, helpful homeschool ideas, field trips, or books we’re reading. I hope you enjoy!
I am afraid to say that our house has a terrible case of Spring Fever. I don’t know why it surprises me each and every year, but it does! In the old days, we would do just a very few subjects and then call it a day and head outside.
Sadly, that’s not usually an option with older kids that have work that must be done, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about those easier days!
So despite working on our to-do lists, the academic part of the days seemed to be more laborious than usual.
The weather is calling us outside!
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Handwriting Without Tears
This week, my just turned 4-year-old and I are working on writing letters. You can click on the links below and read a bit about our long history with Handwriting Without Tears if you’d like.
Each day, we work on a different letter using the HWT slate and building them using the Letter Blocks.
His attention span is fairly short, so we spend some time writing letters, we will find a few items in the room that start with the same beginning sound, and we review other letter sounds using our big alphabet poster.
Then we’re off to the next thing!
I’ve used HWT for years, and have written about it a few times if you’d like to take a look at those posts:
→ How I Use Handwriting Without Tears in Our Homeschool – This is a video where I show how I combined my younger two girls. These were fun learning years!
→ Letter Formation Cards for Preschool – We use these almost daily! I list several ideas for use.
→ Homeschool Splurges that Make My Life Easier – I show you Handwriting Without Tears paper and how we used it daily
Memoria Press Online Academy
My oldest two children both take classes at Memoria Press Online Academy. For the most part, they have both had excellent experiences there this year. There’s been a few glitches here and there, but that’s to be expected with any learning experience.
My oldest son takes High School Composition, Latin, and a one semester class in Logic.
➡ You can look at his full 10th Grade Homeschool Studies here.
My oldest girl takes Composition and Latin.
➡ You can look at my daughter’s full 8th Grade Homeschool Studies here.
While I would love to teach them every subject myself at home, I have to be realistic – there’s 5 of them and only 1 of me. I also don’t have the skill set to teach some subjects. I’m not an excellent writer, and they’re much further along in Latin than I am. So it makes sense to outsource those particular subjects this year.
We only have around 6 weeks of Memoria Press Online Academy left for the school year, and my kiddos are so thrilled they can see the finish line! Outsourcing to MPOA is a good use of our family’s money, as it frees me up to teach other subjects.
What’s going on in your homeschool this week?