Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Little Yellow Schoolhouse

I am a new and excited homeschooling Mommy to my 3rd grader and Kindergartner. That's not even the hard part--It's keeping the 4 yr old, 3 yr old, 1 1/2 yr old and 6 month old busy while I teach. Whew! It makes me tired writing it. I wanted to Show & Tell about it because a couple of days ago we filed our affidavit and officially became a school called "THE LITTLE YELLOW SCHOOLHOUSE". A perfect name for us since we live in a small yellow cottage near the beach.

This is the first book I read on Homeschooling that ignited this new adventure for me.
'Home Sweet Homeschool' by Sue Maakestad
The boys showing you what great students they are (usually).
The benefits of being taught at home--no uniforms. This was one of the first few days of school
A day where I was not getting the victory and Cinderella had to come to the rescue for two of the little ones
The Cupcakes all love to say the Pledge of allegiance before school starts each morning
Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian flag too!
Our little architect drawing MORE plans for Art class
And a CUTE pencil holder for their FAVORITE teacher--ME!
signed, The Little Yellow Schoolhouse
(sounds cute huh?)


DeNiece Barnes said...

You have some beatiful children they are such a blessing from God.. I too am a homeschool mother and I love it and I much say I would not want to be anywhere else but with my children teaching them what they need to know... Great show and tell have a great weekend.

Mary said...

I love your Little Yellow Schoolhouse. That name is perfect if you live in a yellow cottage.

I'm sure your children will love being homeschooled. There's so much to learn and children love learning when it is fun.

Enjoyed your show and tell this week.


diadsie said...

How neat that you are homeschooling with so many little ones in the house. I have a friend Vondalee who has done it for many years if you have any questions. Her blog is called 'On the Dry Side'. : )
Much love and happiness.

REAL ME said...

What a fun show and tell. Godd Job mama. They look happy!

Earthmommy said...

You have a beautiful family. I really enjoyed your blog. From another HS mom, it sounds like you're doing a wondeful job!

lusks said...

Thank you for sharing, interesting to see as we don't homeschool much at all in the UK.

Hootin' Anni said...

Cute kids! I love the yellow schoolhouse.

Stop by my show and tell when you have time, I'd love to have you visit with me this fine day. Happy weekend to you!!!

Nanna said...

The name is perfect!your show-n-tell was very warm & inviting, hope you're having a wonderful weekend

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the name of your little school! I homeschooled our daughter from grade 2-6 and it was the best time of my life.


Carla said...

This is precious! No uniforms, my (now 18 yo) son would love this part of homeschooling, I can't keep clothes or shoes on him for nothing!!! Bless you as you bless them!

Simply Dandy said...

What a wonderful mother you are Wendy. I am loving the Yellow Schoolhouse.


Kelly said...

Homeschooling is different here in Bama, so I don't need a name, but our farm is called Kid Creek Farm, so I guess we'd be Kid Creek Christian :)

And seriously, Kid Creek is the name of the creek that runs through our property---we didn't come up with it! But isn't it so fitting for a family of 6??

Tammy said...

I loved seeing your home school! :D

In fact, this is exactly the kind of post I'm hoping for more of when I begin hosting the Home school Open House once a month! I hope you can participate! :)

(Last year, I had a Kindergartner and a 3rd grader, too!)


My Petite Maison said...

Wow, home schooling - that must take a lot of patience, but be so rewarding!
Love the Little Yellow School House and your tea cup filled with crayons. The gardener's prayer... I have one of those and I love it ;)
Happy Friday!

Linda C said...

Great show and tell of your home school --and I love the name. You are definitely one busy mom:)

Feel free to stop in an visit my place w/ vintage magazine this week.
~Linda C

Michelle said...

I wish I was home schooled. :) This looks better than school!

Mam said...

You are off on a wonderful adventure with your children. I did it many years ago and have been so blessed over the years. I got a chance to help homeschool some of my grandchildren, too. I wish you many happy years. It's worth it all.

Chez Nous said...

Hello fellow homeschooler! Every day is an adventure but what a blessing it is to be able to teach our children at home.

Sarah C. said...

Oh, I remember your blogs, it's so pretty. The name of your school is cute. I can relate to those days when one doesn't get the victory!

Grammy said...

What a wonderful way to teach the kids. You are doing a great job.
Have a blessed week.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on the Little Yellow Schoolhouse! I love the name!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a charming name for your school. Best wishes to you!!

Janet said...

Congratulations on your Little Yellow Schoolhouse! I think you have so many blessings yet you are a blessing too! God bless you, your family and your new school adventure!

Victoria Lynn said...

That is so sweet...your children are blessed to have such a caring mother! I think you are SUPER-Mommy, you go girl!:)
Victoria Lynn

Lisa Ann said...

I have so much respect for parent's that teach their kids at home. Great name to.

Susie Homemaker said...

I so admire parents who choose homeschooling. I wish I had known that this was an option when my children were little. I would have done it in a heartbeat...

And the name of your school is perfect!

Warm Regards,
Susie said...

Found you at Kelli's No Place Like Home. I love that Home Sweet Homeschool book. So many of our homeschool posts look like yours! Lol. Relaxed and fun!

Cassidy said...

Your schoolhouse sounds SO CUTE!! I love the name! I am also a home school Mommy. I am teaching a kindergartener and a 2nd grader. Our last name is Little so we are "Little Lights Homeschool"..
Smiles, Cassidy
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