We are brand new to this homeschooling thing...only been going a little over a year... And we are brand new to homeschooling twins. Leif & Slater are only 4 1/2...so, I'm not freaking out about homeschooling them...but they are begging to do school...so, this is what we are doing lately:
We are doing a Letter of the Week. I am taking things very slow and just trying to teach them what sounds the letters make and how to write them. I normally try to read a Letter of the Week book...but my "library" is limited...so sometimes I just have to read a generic ABC book. Also, I use the Sing, Spell, Read & Write phonics song to teach the letter sounds...which works soo well that even Little Skye is now singing along.
You can hear Leif sing the phonics song here.
I got these awesome printables over @ Confessions of a Homeschooler. She has great stuff and some stuff is even available for free. I printed off what I wanted to use and laminated them...so, the boys can write and erase to their little hearts content...and I don't have to panic about how many trees were cut down.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, we focus on what sound the letter makes and how to write it...and also, a bit about what words start with the letter.
We normally start out our day with a coloring page or two...While I read to them or work with Asia.
This homeschooling twins thing is interesting...and I'm learning a lot. They are sooo very different...one tends to be more careful and one tends to speed through things. So, that makes things a little challenging...
Thursday is craft day... This is a huge stretch for me...a)because I am not a crafty person and b)I am a bit of a neat freak(my husband would probably call it something else)...and crafts with four kids ages 2 to 6...tends to get really, really messy. But the kids love it...so, I am learning to
love tolerate it. Ha!
The boys listen/participate in Asia's Bible, Science, History/Geography and Poetry Classes. They are little stinkers and Asia is going to have to watch out...because they often know the answers to my questions before she does. :)