Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
- Phonics and Reading
- Spelling and Vocabulary
For science we will be using Abeka 1st grade science called Discovering God's World
As for History and Geography we will be using Abeka My America and My World
If you have any questions about homeschooling feel free to comment below or message me! I will be glad to help!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
We official have our homeschool plan for this coming year. We usually start after labor day here. This is one of the benefits of homeschooling, being able to pick when you start. Because of this I am usually really bad about procrastinating on getting the curriculum together.
This year we have a 3rd grader and a 1st grader!! I cannot believe it. It seems like just yesterday we had two toddlers. They are growing up fast! Another reason why I am thankful that we homeschool. My time with them is going by so fast and I don't want to miss any of it.
So here is what I have planned.
This year we are trying something new for our son. We used Alpha Omega Lifepacs last year and did not like it at all. It was just not right for him. Alex is not a big fan of reading at all. And Lifepacs are mostly reading. I was sooo glad for the school year to come to an end. After some research on different curriculum's we decided to go with something new. We are doing Alpha Omega's Switched on Schoolhouse.
I have some family members that use this, and have just heard so much good about it. It's even the curriculum used by the reality tv starts The Duggars! It just looks so much more fun and inviting for a boy then those books we were previously using. You can check out it's awesomeness here. This curriculum has Bible, Math, Science, History and Geography, Language Arts, and you can choose between Spanish or French electives.
Alex wants to go with Spanish.
He will also be doing Art for which we have no curriculum, we just have fun!
I also plan on getting him started in cursive writing. Love this book I found on ebay!
So with all of this, trips to the library, and using the internet it looks like we will have a good school year! Getting excited to start again. At the same time I'm not ready to give up my summer days. Tomorrow I will show you our 1st graders curriculum. Come back and check it out!!
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
This past weekend we got recertified in CPI and dropped off our tests and quizzes for our bloodbourne pathogens recertification.. It feels good to be doing something again! Most recent news was that the homestudy should have been finished on Friday and then they were sending it to Charleston for approval. I have been checking my email like crazy waiting on any more news. I have no idea how long it usually takes for approval. Hoping not long!
Besides adoption stuff we have been busy just enjoying the end of summer, cooking out, and getting the schoolroom ready. I'm hoping to do a post soon on this years curriculum. I just need to make the time to get it done!
And because every blog post could use a few photo's....
Thursday, August 8, 2013
During the wait for our homestudy our CPI class expired. So this weekend we will be getting re certified.
Things are moving along!!!!!