Mama Martin

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School with Daddy July 2, 2012

Filed under: Homeschooling,Uncategorized — janelmartin @ 7:57 am

When we first decided to homeschool Dean said that he would teach something to the boys on Saturdays.  We have been discussing our vision for why we are homeschooling and what we want homeschooling to look like in our home. A couple of weeks ago Dean decided he would like to do science and art activities with the boys.  And so it began….

ImageThe first lesson was about primary colors and secondary colors.  Besides introducing a new concept it also reinforced colors which Calvin has a hard time remembering.

ImageMixing red….

Imageand yellow to make orange!

After mixing colored water they mixed paint and painted pictures. I missed that part because little Nathaniel was hungry 🙂

ImageWhen bath time was done Calvin poured in the blue colored water, followed by the yellow colored water  to make green water.  He loves green, so this was all very exciting to him.



Homeschooling May 15, 2011

Filed under: Homeschooling — janelmartin @ 10:31 am

We went to the Christian Homeschooling Association of Pennsylvania Convention on Friday and Saturday.  Being there solidified my decision that we should homeschool our children.  I want to follow the scripture in Deuteronomy 6 when it says:

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

I was excited to see all of the curriculum options and glad that we don’t have to choose one for a couple of years.  For now I will use the curriculum that I used when I taught preschool to start to introduce educational concepts to Calvin.  I will be looking for something to help with Bible teaching, as that isn’t covered in the preschool curriculum.  This is quite a journey God has been leading me on.   A couple of years ago I’d never thought I’d be homeschooling.  God is good and I’m glad He is leading me on the paths He desires for our family.