I never, ever thought I would be a homeschool mom. But last year my daughter turned 5, and once summer hit I knew I had to make a decision. In my heart I knew it was the right choice, but admitting it and letting go of other fabulous education opportunities was hard. I am thankful for the support of my friends + Austin homeschool community to help me realize what a fantastic option homeschool is!
We are very excited about our first year and all the adventures we will have! Originally we were going to wait until September 1st to begin, but once we opened our huge boxes of homeschool curriculum (Bookshark) we decided to dive right in.
Follow our group students from around the country as they go through their first year of Kindergarden. Next up in the blog circle is the super talented Lynzi Berg.
My happy KINDERGARDENER!!! How can this be?? I remember taking her one year photos on this very porch.
So.Many.Books!! I love that the curriculum includes so many hands on lessons. Today we focused on seasons and as you can see my little artist loved the assignment.
When Lillie first saw the math book (Singapore math) she was pretty excited and wanted to do it all. She loves anything with cute pictures so this is right up her alley.
Week 1: visit the library…Sounds perfect!
Santa and motorcycle? Noah’s perfect book 🙂
I don’t know if you remember using these pattern tiles in school as a kid but I do, and I loved them! These came with our kit and Lillie is already loving them. I tried to get her to skip ahead a few pages but in true Lillian style she wants to do each page in order 😛 Stay tuned for more adventures in homeschool land. And don’t forget to check out the lovely Lynzi and her new kindergardener.
Love your images and everything you are doing in homeschool! Ember loves Lilian’s purple glasses and her too! Can’t wait to see how the year progresses!
Love your images and everything you are doing in homeschool! Ember loves Lilian’s purple glasses and her too! Can’t wait to see how the year progresses! <3
These are some wonderful social documentary photographs. You have a real talent and skill in the horizontal composition that many people lack; you show just enough background, yet with enough foreground subject, and not a lot of excessive top-space. Your family photos are really good. As a photographer, a lot of times I see a Paige Wilkes photo and think, “Day-um! THAT’s where I’d want the camera to be too! Wow, she’s really got an eye!” Which is maybe the highest compliment I can give to another photo…basically, “I wish I had shot that shot.”
I love all your perspectives, Paige! And yes, so. many. books! But it’s also what makes the beginning of the year so fun, and your kiddos look like they are certainly enjoying it! Can’t wait to see more from you through this blog circle!
OH I love this set! wonderful pics.