Homeschool- Blue, Yellow, and Penguins!!

byp4Due to my classes starting in January, I have decided it would be easier to summarize Week 2, 3 and 4 into one post.

Marina has really been enjoying the curriculum from HomeCEOAcademy. It is engaging and very thorough. Each unit has progressed to include colors from the previous units as well as math concepts from 1 – 4. Marina already knows her number from 1-10 as well as her colors, shapes, and alphabet but the curriculum really works to take the basics much farther.

Marina is starting to become more focused as we move through the units. She really enjoys practicing her fine motor skills with the use of play-dough, which she call “squish” . She also loves the coloring sheets. One of her favorite activities is coloring and with this curriculum she gets plenty of coloring sheets to practice with. She has gained an understanding of staying in the lines and has become more focused on trying to make sure she does. You can really see the difference when she is trying to write letters and numbers.

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It has been amazing to watch her grow and learn this past month with HomeCEOAcademy. We are looking forward to starting on Week5 – Green! Be sure to check out HomeCEOAcademy for this outstanding curriculum!

Preschool – Week 1 – The Color Red

marina-redMarina and I were very excited to start her first week of home school preschool with HomeCEOAcademy! Week 1’s focus was on the color red and letter sounds for C and M.

marinapeekMarina already knows all of her colors but the color focus portion of the lesson provided good reinforcement of the color and was a great theme to use with other portions of the lesson for us.  I really loved that we could incorporate so many of the learning tools we already have into the curriculum and I can tailor it around her needs.

I let Marina pick and choose which aspects of the lessons she wants to try each time and let her take breaks as she needs. It has worked very well for us previously and she seems to stay more focused on her tasks when she is ready to do them. We started our first morning by doing a color sort using the initial print outs provided, then by sorting her magnetic alphabet, color figures and stringing buttons.

marinacardsMarina loved using her red crayons for her assignments and practicing her fine motor skills by tracing lines, drawing circles, rectangles and squares. She knows her shapes as well, so she was really excited to see how the shapes were associated with the world around her.

Her favorite portion of this weeks lesson has been the letter sounds flash cards. She loves sorting the cards and has made it a habit of going through them every day on her own. I look forward to added the next set of letters to them as we continue to work through the program.

If you are looking for an engaging, well-rounded curriculum program for your child, HomeCEOAcademy is perfect.

New Weekly Feature :)

I’m starting a new feature to showcase some of my book cover designs and artwork.  My first feature is The Aviary by Wayne Greenough. I had a lot of fun designing this one. Loved that I could do something a little creepy.

  The Aviary

 Written By: Wayne Greenough
 Published by: Devine Destinies
 ISBN #:978-1-77111-834-7

Stacey Ryan and Jim Turner thought their latest scam was a lead pipe cinch for them. The Aviary proved otherwise.

Doris Meadows had twelve million dollars, a mansion, a bird aviary, and a very bad heart. All Stacey Ryan had to do was to marry her and wait for her heart to give out. It was all very simple. Or was it?

You can Purchase The Aviary HERE.