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    Default Our kind of first day...

    I only got them to sit still for about 15-20 minutes. But we read a bit about the earth, sun, & moon. We talked about the earth's rotation, day & night, and the earth's orbit around the sun. We also talked a little bit about the phases of the moon. That was where I lost them a bit.

    DS10 drew a picture in between showing his brother with the flashlight and the globe how the sun shines on one side of the earth at a time.


    DS6 was irritated that he couldn't play video games RIGHT THEN so he really didn't want to participate at first. But as I read and his older brother was getting into it, he started creeping closer & closer. By the time we were talking about the phases of the moon, he was into it. So he grabbed the Interactive Planetarium (that we just picked up at a yard sale for 75c) and started playing with it.


    That was the extent of our first day. Starting it out slow and still trying to keep it fun and informal.

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    I am sure it will take time as this is new to your children too. Once you all get into a homeschooling routine, I am sure you will all be enjoying it.

    And .75 cents for the Plantetarium interactive game was an awesome find!! It worked well with your lesson.
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    that sounds like an excellent....and may I say "quite normal" first day of homeschooling
    (this coming from a former homeschool mom)

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    Thanks y'all. Today was a big improvement. I blogged about it, with pictures of course.
    http://heatherhomeschools.wordpress....-better-day-2/

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    I wish I had the balls to homeschool my kids lol
    I am looking forward to reading your next entry
    Maybe you will give me the courage I need to do it too
    Good luck and happy teaching

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    That's longer than I can get my kids to sit still. I took Dakota to school today and it was his first day there without me around. If they can get him to sit for an hour, I give the teachers there lots of kudos.

    Man, I love the solar system! I think I'd end up playing with all that stuff and leave the kids with nothing.

    Good job today!

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