Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Organization and consistency at the Kingdom-seekers Academy

If you've been following our homeschool daily lessons blog (Kingdom Seekers Academy), you'll see that I/we have been pretty inconsistent in recording our daily activities (my bad! huhuhu!) So in an attempt to be consistent starting this October, I've tried taking photos to record our activities.

Taking inspiration from fellow ROCKER Mariel of The Learning Basket, I have also started using a "book basket," where I place all the books we'll be needing for our lessons and activities.
Our book basket ;-)
I have also tried to come up with a schedule of sorts for us:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 
Bible, Religion, Reading and Language, Art or Music Appreciation, Handwriting

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Bible, Math, Filipino, Science, Sibika at Kultura (haven't started this yet though.. Tim is struggling with Filipino as it is!)

Because of Typhoon Pedring, we had to move the kids' bookshelves into the living room of our teeny-tiny apartment. I guess it was a blessing in disguise as we ended up with a homeschool "corner" of sorts!

I am hoping these small steps will go a long way towards helping our homeschooling. I am still thinking of following the schedule suggested in the Mater Amabilis website though. As you may already know, we're using Catholic Heritage Curricula (though we have yet to photocopy the other worksheets), but have incorporated other books and resources as well.

Pray for us ok? Especially this disorganized, distracted Teacher Mama! hehe!


Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

I'm not the best at recording daily activities, mainly because I'm chasing children! I love the websites that have loads of pictures of daily homeschool life, but I honestly don't see how it can be done.

I'm a NEW homeschooling mother as well ... my youngest daughter is doing kindergarten at home with me.

I'm stopping by from Catholic Mothers Online -- welcome to the community there!

Truly Rich Mom aka Teacher Mama Tina said...

Hi Dianna! ;-) Thanks for stopping by. :-) I am SO blessed to be part of Catholic Mothers Online! I am also not good at recording daily activities, hence the attempt to be "organized" and "consistent." haha! Daily homeschool life for us right now seems to be made up more of playtime than studytime actually, and I am trying not to stress about it because I've realized it's making me turn into such a grumpy mama! hehe :-) What Kinder lessons do YOU do with your little one? On second thought, I'll just hop over to your blog to take a look! ;-) Thanks for visiting! God bless us!

thelearningbasket said...

Hi Tina! I hope you're getting a bit organized with your basket!

To be honest, we don't have a learning basket every single week, and I don't prepare it at the beginning of each week. We add things to it as we go along. :) It does help us easily locate our books and things for the week.

And playtime IS the way to go. You're doing great!

Truly Rich Mom aka Teacher Mama Tina said...

Hi Mariel! Thanks for dropping by and your comments ;-) To be honest I am kind of tempted to try FIAR next year hehe ;-) I am praying about it ;-) hehe. CHC is good too of course but I really love the idea of the kids learning stuff mainly through reading books ;-) Will ask you more questions about it privately dear ;-) God bless us!

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