Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Summer is reading!!!!







































What an exciting day we have had today. Our sweet 4 year old Summer is picking up blending!!!!
Skylar and I were thrilled as we sat at the table today and Summer read 3 books to us!
We are so proud of her!!!

Let's see... what else is going on.
We began our new math program (Math-u-see) and we are all loving that. What a fun way to do math. Our history Core is going wonderfully. Both the girls have fallen in love with the Box Car Children. And a book called Apple and the Arrow (about William Tell). Which I thought started off slow but now has us all on the edge of our seats LOL. Summer's handwriting is so lovely, she insists on writing everything, letters, numbers, you name it.
Skylar just began writing to a penpal in Sweden. She got her first letter yesterday and is so thrilled.
The girls are joining the homeschool bowling league for the spring season.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Have done a total revamping of our 2008 school year

Well the best laid plans sometimes do not work out as one hopes they should.
So though I had good intentions using the curriculum I put together for science and read alouds. It just did not work very well. The science, well I kept not getting to it (bad Mom LOL, I know).
The read alouds, again kept not getting to them. I just felt like my schedule was not detailed enough. So our new material for 2008 is, drum roll please............Sonlight Core C, and wait there's more, Sonlight Language arts, Piano for Preschoolers and Apologia astronomy.

So here's what each of the girls are working on:

Skylar - 6 - 1st grade
  • history/social studies/geography/poetry: Sonlight Core C & reading Material world
  • Language Arts: Sonlight K LA, Explode the code, Handwriting without tears yellow book, finishing up Language Lessons for little ones, Vol 2.
  • science: nature walks, the Story book of Science, Apologia astronomy with experiments
  • Math: horizons K and Kumon book of Time adding in 1 - 100 as well to use with the hundreds chart
  • reading: bob books and funtales
  • manners, free art, music appreciation
Summer - 4 - Prek
  • history/social studies/geography/poetry: Sonlight Core C & reading Material world
  • Language Arts: Sonlight K LA - tracing the copywork, Explode the code primers, Handwriting without tears green book, finishing up Language Lessons for little ones, Vol 1.
  • science: nature walks, the Story book of Science, Apologia astronomy with experiments
  • Math: 1 - 100 to use with the hundreds chart
  • manners, free art, music appreciation
Decklin - 14 months
  • majoring in adding more words his vocabulary and mischief making.