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July 2018 Homeschool Wrap-Up

Hello everybody!

How are you doing?

I hope all is well and your neck of the homeschool words and I can’t wait to share with you everything that has been going on at Team Kemp Academy. No need for a long introduction, let’s just dive right in!

GOALS
Here are a few of our goals for this school year:

  1. Teaching Bam Bam to read is top priority. I delayed teaching him because I wanted to let his focus remain on speech. He has been doing great there and does so much better during reading time now. He eases through Teach Your Child to Read without frustration and is doing very well.
  2. Letting Princess tag along as much as she wants since she is still in preschool. I’m in awe at how much she has soaked up by just sitting next to the boys last year. Her routune of listen, plays, listen, play suits her age perfectly.
  3. Expanding vocabulary, reading a book a day, and weekly science experiments are Bear’s goals. He picked them and since they were so perfect, I jotted the goals down.
  4. Read 110 books as a family this school year. We have a shelf on Goodreads keeping track of our books. We also have reading journals and allow the children to share reviews.

This year I decided to try something completely different and start our school year off in the month of July. A few of my friends do this and I have always found that they are able to be more relaxed throughout the school year, have more focused learning blocks, and take plenty of field trips. Those are some of the things that I wanted to implement during this school year so we began in early July.

Now, with all of that being said I completely forgot that the day I started school was also the day that twice a week speech began for Bam Bam, twice a week swimming lessons started for the cool kids, and husband’s busy season at work was well underway. I have spent our first weeks of school running up-and-down the highway, waking up extra early in the morning, and having school at various hours throughout the day. In the midst of handling all my business like a awesome mom should I also decided to reincorporate and have continued to maintain a daily workout.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Bam Bam and Bear are now fantastic swimmers
  • Princess turned 3
  • Bam Bam read his first, second, third, fourth, etc words
  • Bear surpassed his daily read goal
  • I kept to the lesson plan
  • Our monthly FREE day went perfectly
  • Princess participated in school each day
  • We completed book #2 and #3 in the World of Oz series.
  • Bear moved up another grade level in math
  • We attended the first family reunion for Kevin’s grandmother’s family.
  • We swam at least three times weekly
  • Each child completed a research project and presented it to the family.
  • Bear wrote a Country music song

CURRICULUM

We started the school year using My Father’s World Kindergarten for Bam Bam as well as the Creation to Greeks for Bear. Since Princess is so young, she just uses random books from the Dollar Tree and flash cards. For art we are using a DVD drawing curriculum as well as learning origami. Our Spanish and a few other extracurriculars come from schoolhouseteachers.com. We are also continuing the Music Appreciation and Apologia A&P that we ended our year with.

NEXT MONTH

Y’all, after an extremely busy first month all I can say is… WHOOP WHOOP! I’m so excited for what God has in store for us in August. In August I look forward to attending our first field trip, going to a few programs at our local library, and hearing Bam Bam read through his first book. I’m also anxious to see what Bear will decide to research next month. His selections always surprise me and I learn so much during his presentations. I am excited for Princess to continue to show her growing personality and perfect the English language. Finally, I plan to take more pictures of our journey because time flies by.

Remember, you can always see what is going on at Team Kemp Academy via our Instagram account. And don’t forget to check out YouTube for some fascinating videos featuring everything we have been doing this school year.

Make this week educational,

Ta’Neisha K.

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End of the Year Homeschool Wrap-Up (2017-2018)

I’m so excited to share everything we have accomplished during this school year. During this year we endured the loss of two awesome grandfathers and dealt with severe sickness but God strengthened us through it all. We learned how to love each other through grief, support one another in trying new things, and cater to those that are sick and shut-in. It has been a school year like none other and I’m so glad I have my wonderful husband and The Cool Kids to share this homeschool experience with.


Here are a few things we’ve done recently:

  • Spent the weekend on the Kemah Boardwalk (vlog coming soon)
  • Participated in several local sports camps
  • Bear did a phenomenal job in swim lessons and was invited to participate on a team
  • Bam Bam was able to participate in swim lessons and had so much fun
  • Princess perfected potty training
  • I started reading books again
  • Husband’s team soared to number one in the company and has remained there
  • All The Cool Kids did exceptional well on their assessments leaving me with a 5th, Kindergartener, and Preschooler for next year
  • Bam Bam gave a speech at the holiday luncheon
  • Princess grew, and grew, and grew
  • We had art appreciation month (vlog coming soon)
  • Bear built a few robots and that has peaked his interest in robotics
  • We finished My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures


To see more of what we have had going on be sure to watch this recent YouTube video.


We had a fantastic year and I am already planning for our rest month as well as the next academic year. Be sure to follow the blog for updates on our education journey and you can see everything we’ve been doing on our homeschool Instagram, @TeamKempAcademy.


Make this week awesome,
Ta’Neisha K.

September 2017 Homeschool Wrap-Up

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As this month comes to a close, I had to share a few things that have been going on for quite some time now. All the details for what we’ve have been up to during recent events, how we have been adjusting since the passing of our beloved father, and what curriculum we are using can be found via this recent video.

 

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September was a good month for Team KEMP Academy as we all learned our new normal and took school one day at a time.  This month’s accomplishments include:

  • Bear completing two science projects
  • Bam Bam doing great in speech
  • Princess learning shapes and recognizing them throughout the house or while we are out
  • I lesson planned for the entire month and two weeks into October.  WHOOP WHOOP ! Take that procrastination <sticks out tongue>
  • Bear read five chapter books, most within one weekend and one within two hours.  He enjoys reading and even helped write a recent review.
  • Bam Bam confirmed his left hand status and has been writing up a storm.
  • Princess got a new kitchen for her birthday and keeps the family full on delicious plastic and imaginary cuisine.
  • We’ve been having family fifteen minute workouts or stretching time to start our day.  It has been so much fun and really helps us all wake up.
  • I reinstated Friday Fun Day which consists of a science project or messy art and lunch in the living room while we watch a movie.  We’ve been enjoying the Torchlighters series via our Amazon Prime membership.
  • HOOPLA has been a blessing and we recommend listening to the audio books while riding in the car. You can learn more about how we use HOOPLA via this awesome hyperlink.
  • I have been keeping up with my Bible in 90 Days reading plan via YouVersion.  Next time I definitely want to do a chronological reading plan.
  • Our local library had ninja story time.  IT WAS AWESOME!! Ninjas and books go great together.

As always, be sure to check back to the blog weekly for awesome reads to help get you through the week.  I have a few homeschool giveaways coming soon so make sure you are subscribed to my blog and YouTube channel for those announcements.

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Happy homeschooling,

Ta’Neisha K.