About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Our Homeschool Day 2015-2016

    The last Homeschool Day I shared was January of 2015.

    I only had two kids to teach.

    I now teach 4 (and a half).

    Ha

    My 2yr old does not like being left out so I do a little lesson with her on most days.

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    I  am trying to start our day with a short story or poem with all of my kids.

    Then one of the boys plays with the 2yr old and the other starts his math.

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    I do reading with one of the girls.

    The other does an independent reading project, like word matching cards.

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    I then switch and my other daughter reads to me while the other does independent work.

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    When I am done with both of the twins it is my youngest’s turn.

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    We work on letter sounds, numbers, and simple things like farm animals or butterflies.

    After I am done with her lesson we usually go for a walk.

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    The boys can do most of their work independently.

    They just need writing assignments, new books for their school shelf, and their work monitored.

    I also will give them science or history projects.

    For our current study they are researching the Erie Canal with the knowledge they will have to build a working canal with a lock.

    I tie together the boys history, geography, science, and literature by time period.

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    For instance, they are studying the war of 1812, the Erie Canal, Francis Scott Key, Peter Cartwright, Steamboats, Mark Twain, and Beethoven at the same time.

    I put all their books on one shelf.

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    Here are steamboats that they made.

    I actually had them research and make their own prototypes first.

    Then I gave them some sites with directions and needed to help them troubleshoot.

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    We eat lunch and have quiet time.

    The boys do their reading during quiet time.

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    I am usually correcting in the midst of working with one.

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    After quiet time and snack I start the twins math lessons.

    They do not learn well together so even though they are learning the same thing I do the lesson with one at a time.

    Sometimes they are able to finish their math lesson, but often they need extra help to pay attention and need to wait for Nick to get home.

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    This is probably a pretty honest picture of how our lessons go.

    I have found holding a hot cup of tea calms me.

    Sometimes I just need to hold my cup of tea, breath, and think of how I can explain something so that it is understood.

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    The boys and girls both do the same math curriculum (RightStart Math).

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    Once in a while we do projects all together.

    Most of the time the boys do projects independently.

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    I like how calm these pictures make it look.

    It was not calm.

    It was a thousand questions and a toddler that kept spilling things.

    Not questions about the science of it by the way.

    Ha

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    If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen these.

    I took the first group of pictures at the same time to show what everyone does at a given moment.

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    This one shows the aftermath of our math lessons…

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    Hope you liked getting a peek into what our day might look like.

    Ha

    I have found I have to be flexible most days.

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