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. 

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.
Saxon for Math

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.

I would like to introduce Latin.

We also love using Keys for Kids for our daily Bible Study.
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:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Organization sure feels better!

We were on our way out yesterday and saw a neighbor that was moving and he let us have this hutch.  He had used it in the bedroom for their tv and movie player.  Oh yes!!  Free score!!

There is still one more open space!!  Yippee.  I was so glad to get rid of the plastic bins and plastic drawer thing.  Very useful, but very ugly. 

What is new in your school room?