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!



  • Tag: ‘homeschool’



    Our Homeschool Day 2015-2016

    Monday, January 16th, 2017

    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.

    First Day of 4th&5th Grade

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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    We made it!

    I actually took pics unlike last year!

    YAY! Progress!

    Galileo ~3rd & 4th Grade

    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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    Our second go around of Galileo was maybe not as exciting as the first.

    This year has been more books focused than projects.

    My boys seem to really be learning a lot though.

    My 8yr old said he liked, “Galileo’s Journal” and “Galileo” by Fisher.

    My 9yr old said he liked, “Galileo’s Journal”, “I Galileo”, and “Galileo” by Fisher.

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    My boys eat up these “Who Was…” books.

    It is usually one of the first books they will grab from the stack.

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    I did not take a picture Galileo’s Telescope by itself so this is the only shot I had of it.

    I did move our telescope into their room for this study and they did work on how to use it.

    My oldest(9) was a little more into it than my younger boy.

    My boys were studying several other topics that were around the same time period as well.

    Interactive experiments on Nova site for Galileo, my boys liked playing around with this.