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Thank you for your ideas. I'm always happy to hear more, and will take them all into consideration.
Again, I'm not homeschooling yet but I've taught third grade for a few years (I'm teaching fifth this year). Here's some things I'd try with my 7 year old, maybe I'll start this summer! Taking a break would be my first priority, but these ideas would be fun and could be very independent:
~keep a journal/write a picture book about new baby experiences
~read books that include a character who has a new baby in the family, write responses making connections
~read to or even perform (act out, puppets) books for the baby!
~science - anatomy of a baby: research questions, observational drawings, write up findings - make a poster, timeline, etc.
~social studies - famous babies or how babies live around the world
~math - collect data on how often or how much baby eats, sleeps, etc. - graph data
Thanks for getting me thinking about homeschooling with a baby in the house - I'm excited now!
I love the letter writing to grandma idea gardenmommy! Kids love to send and especially recieve letters - great motivation . . . helping students get motivated to write is so tricky.
My daughter is most motivated by illustrating her writing - that's her big payoff!
Thanks and good luck with FOUR!