Saturday, August 31, 2013

Viking's at Co-Op

 Last Thursday, was the first day our local Co-Op, started back. My kids were so very excited. My youngest was ready to start his Kindergarten Co-Op! Kindergarten is such a Fun time. Most children are at the age, are so eager to learn, mine included.

On their 1st Day, they learned about the Vikings. They learned about the History, they made a sword, shield, and helmet out of cardboard, aluminum foil and a mixing bowl. We also made Viking Bread!

How to make Viking Bread :

4 cups of Flour
1 1/2 cups of Buttermilk
1tsp of Baking Soda
1tsp of salt
Mix dry ingredient's first, than add buttermilk slowly stirring. Once mixed, flatten into a round shape ( Like a pizza crust ). cook 375 degrees for 45 mins.

 This Co-Op is Awesome! They really put a lot of effort into making this a Fun & Educational experience for the children. They do so many things, not just History, but Science for Kindergarten too!
Well, A Homeschool Co-Op is a group of parents, who have chosen to homeschool. That get together at a set date and time on a regular basis and in a joint effort provide learning & Social opportunities.

My oldest is also a part of the Co-Op. She is, however, in a different class. This year they are offering Drama. My daughter is so dramatic! Loves to be silly and put on skits. So, she was super happy to hear this. She also is taking part in another class. Over the next few weeks they are learning about Forestry.

Besides Co-Op, our Homeschooling week has gone pretty well. My youngest is doing very well in learning his letter and the letter sounds. My oldest, however, has been having issues with her writing. We have noticed that it has been taking her a very long time to complete her worksheets. After watching her, we have discovered that she was writing some of her letters bottom to top, instead of top to bottom. I am totally surprised how this has gone un-noticed for so long! Thankfully, I have found it and can help re-teach her correctly. So, today we did some handwriting practice. She did very well and I believe that her writing will not only be faster, but look neater as well.

Until Next time...

1 comment:

Kat said...

Both of my boys struggle with handwriting. It's honestly our area where we struggle the most in our homeschooling. :/ Like you though, we just practicing and doing what we can. :)