First Day of our Back-to-Homeschool Days

As I was reminded of my responsibilities as a mother yesterday–Mothers’ Day, I just jumpstarted homeschooling the boys again today with only an hour’s notice to them.

It’s not ideal, but it’s the best chance I have for now. With my due date coming in less than a month, most of my days are preoccupied with birth preparations, including visits to Bacolod for my prenatal checkups.

This makes me guilty of not having enough time for the boys, particularly in teaching them anything academics. So today, I felt good being productive with our homeschool (and skim coating one side of the walls in our room).

We did sing two of their favorite praise and worship songs, Way Maker and The Lion and the Lamb. They watched one Tagalog fairy tale. We also studied the life of Claude Monet, and for the picture study, we had Monet’s The Artist’s Garden at Giverny.

I allowed them to paint The Artist’s Garden with reference to Monet’s painting so that they can build a relationship with the said painting and the artist. Here’s what they did.

Kuya Liam’s artwork. He put colors generally on the paper without minding much of the details. His keen interest in doing this art, though, will bring him somwhere great in the future.
Kuya Top’s version is a bit detailed. I saw him drawing first before painting it. He doesn’t like painting as much as drawing his Godzillas and Kongs. But who knows? Again, this is the first day and we have a long way to go. Exposing them to different forms of art is my job as their teacher mommy. It’s their job to choose what’s on the table. It’s up to them.
I had to apologize. They complained that their backs were hurting after painting on the floor. Don’t worry sons, our homeschool corner will be our next project.

This is Monet’s painting from Claude-Monet.com.

After art, we read a Bible story about Joseph and His New Coat. In the afternoon, we had their math subjects and character build-up.

They were free to use their tablet afterward. For me, this is already enough for our first day. We have a lot to improve from today, and we’ll take it one day at a time.

My next assignment as their teacher mommy is to create our family homeschool mission and vision.

For God’s glory and honor, I want to be the best mom for my kids.

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