Friday, February 20, 2015

Viking Quest Series

Found a good possible book for Bri to read. 



http://www.amazon.com/Raiders-Sea-Viking-Quest-Series/dp/0802431127

I have seen a few reviews and they are all good. 

Also found a link to a Parent-Tween Book Club.  You can find it here:
 http://www.thrivingfamily.com/Family/Media/book-club/parent-tween.aspx

Here is a great devotional that we like to start our day with.  It has tons of great stories and fun activities.  We got a subscription and love it.
http://www.keysforkids.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx

Have a great day.





Friday, February 13, 2015

Can you believe it is almost Spring???

Ok, where did this year go? 

I am now planning my "Spring" session.

We are going to study Botany for Science.  Lots of great seeds to plant.

We are doing review in Math.  Trying several different workbooks, worksheets, and games.

We are using the Dear America Series for History/Reading.

We are still using copywork for handwriting. 


I am almost 100% positive that I want to go to "Rod and Staff" Curriculum for the next year.  Add and subtract what we can use, but keep us better on track.  Very highly rated and reasonable in price.  Check it out here:  http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-curriculum-reviews/rod-and-staff/

What is new in your classroom?

Monday, August 11, 2014

A New Year







Here is my year program:


Math:  Horizons, Kumon, and other hands on projects


English, Grammar, Spelling:  Lessons in Literature, BJU Spelling, First Language Lessons.


Vocabulary:  pulled from books read


Bible:  Daily Verses


Handwriting:  A Reason for Handwriting, copywork


Science:  Insects Project, Geology and Elements, other hands on projects, dvds, and materials.


History:  Middle Ages Project, American Girls Felicity (a study of her time frame of 1774)


We are planning on continuing Homeschool PE, park days, and swimming as her PE.


We are planning also lots of needlework projects. 


What does your year look like?




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Great 2014 Insect search!!

I sat down and had a long discussion with my 9 year old about what she would like to do for the summer session.  We school year round.  But it can be so hot here from May-Oct.  We do live on the Texas Gulf Coast.

The library book program was on top of the list of course.  She also decided that she wanted to do a insect study and make a notebook/lapbook to go with it. 

I have started a Pinterest board to put links for all things insect.  Please stop and visit.  http://www.pinterest.com/amymorgan1970/insect-notebook-for-summer-2014/ 

I would be so grateful for any links or suggestions that you might have.

I am working on a book list next.  I will post that as soon as I get it done.  I think I am going to start with 10 books.  Any ideas for an almost 10 year old girl who loves adventure? 

Have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What we are doing now.

We are working thru the Middle Ages.  We are using this wonderful book that we got from Rainbow Resources Center. 


We are doing this one notebook/lapbook style.  If you browse the web, you can find tons of Middle Ages freebies.

Since I am now working full time, using notebook/lapbook style is helpful to keep my Rooster and I on the same page.  He works with her when I am at work.

What are you using for history right now?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Decisions about curriculum for the fall

I think we have finally decided on some of the curriculum for the fall.

https://www.mardel.com/saxon-math-homeschool-5/4.aspx?WishlistItemId=99298
Saxon for Math

https://www.mardel.com/Targeting-Math-Geometry-Chance-Data-1447127.aspx?WishlistItemId=99313
Geometry

https://www.mardel.com/Sequential-Spelling-Level-1-Student-Workbook-2503852.aspx?WishlistItemId=99299
Spelling

I really like Nancy Larson Science.  But it is a bit out of our price range right now.

We are going to do scrapbook/lapbook type things with American Girls for history.  At least my part.  My Rooster is helping to teach with history and science and he has his own plans.

We are finishing Reason for Handwriting the Transition book.

We are still working thru Prairie Primer.

We are still using nature study.  http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/

I would like to introduce Latin.

We also love using Keys for Kids for our daily Bible Study.  http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx
 
What are you planning for this fall?
 
Are you schooling thru the summer?
 
Have a great day!!



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time to vote for the Texas Bluebonnet award for books

Got a ballot yesterday at the library.  We took out several of the books to make a decision. 

You can vote here:

http://www.txla.org/TBA