Saw this quote today and wanted to share…
“The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture.” Doug Phillips
I just found this software the other day and wanted to share! It’s called the Homeschool Day Book, and it’s a program through which you can organize your homeschooling activities. You can find the software HERE. You can try it (the full version!) for free before buying it.
It has a very simple set-up. Once you’ve installed it, you’re asked to put in your child’s name, and you can customize the subjects you want to include. The program has a list of basic subjects already there; you can delete or edit these, and add your own at any time.
The first menu option is called Day Book Entries. Here you can write out what your child did on that day, how long they spent on their activities and work, which children were involved, and what subjects were covered.
I’ve only been trying this out for a few days, but so far I’m very pleased with this program. Homeschool Day Book is easy to use and customize, and is well organized. You can try the free trial by clicking HERE and if you love it, you can buy it for $39 USD.
In the last couple of days, I’ve starting Tobi to work on his first tot-book (you can find out more about tot-books here; the topic? Creation! I’m still waiting to receive our new printer toner refills in the mail so I haven’t been able to print off anything for him yet, but we’ve done a couple of crafts that he was able to glue into his book. I think playing with the glue was his favourite part of the activities. 🙂
For his first activity, I’d cut out pictures of different things God created (animals, planets, etc) and made a small accordion-style book with the numbers 1-5 at the top of each page. He got to count the number of animals or whatever in each photo, and glue it under the proper number page. He then used the leftover pictures to decorate the front of his lapbook.
I don’t have the photos yet for his second activity, so that will have to wait for another post. Hopefully our toner will get here soon so I can print off some new things for him! I also need to put together some activities that Annabel can join in with too.
My son just turned 3 last weekend, and I’ve been wanting to start some preschool work with him. I think I’ll start in the new year with some actual planned crafts and activities that focus on alphabet, numbers, colours, etc., and while I was searching for some good homeschooling blogs I came across this amazing looking site. It’s called 1+1+1=1 and it has FANTASTIC ideas for homeschooling younger kids (older kids too, I’m sure..I just haven’t looked at that part of the site yet since my kids are young.)
I think I’m going to be busy this Christmas holiday getting things ready for Tobi! I know there’s no rush, but now that I’ve found some of these great ideas, I can’t wait to get started…Can you tell I’m already a bit cabin-fevered?
I already made him a reusable ABC workbook, which I’ll photo and post later..he had so much fun with it yesterday and did a good job identifying letters.
Tobi just woke up so I need to end this post, but if I totally recommend this site if you’re homeschooling or planning to start homeschooling.