My this week has flown by. We began 2nd grade and 9th grade on Monday. Opening comments from my daughter (9th grade) is this is all the books I have. Really?!?! Oh my .... It is wonderful to have one so excited that she thinks she doesn't have enough books!
My son (2nd grade) went well for him this week. He really enjoyed Teaching Textbooks 3 and did 2 lessons a couple of days. Also we started All About Spelling 1 and All About Reading 1 both went well and will reinforce phonics for him to help his reading.
The week was pretty simple really. Our schedule ran pretty smooth and we didn't really go anywhere except church and piano lessons on Wednesday, and the library on Thursday. This weekend we have a surprise planned to take the kids to the Roller Derby on Saturday. I am really excited as well I have never seen one and the kids have no idea we are going!
Tomorrow before the Roller Derby Allison & I have a baby shower to attend at church. Baby showers are always so much fun to me, I love to look at all the little things so sweet!
A couple of pictures to share of the kids working diligently this week!
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Praying next week goes as well! Have a blessed weekend!
That's right we have a silly 9th grader and a silly 2nd grader this year. The first shot we have the official yearly back to school photo. The second photo we have the yearly silly back to school photo. The first day back went smooth and we are all excited for this school year!
I feel so blessed to be able to teach my children at home. It is a true honor!
Allison's 9th Grade Curriculum (Yep that's right High School)
Bible: Devotions, Listening in with Jackson "Who is God?, and Before you meet prince charming. There will be other studies that I will update as we work through them.
Math: Teaching Textbooks finish up Algebra 1 then moving on to Algebra 2.
History: Notgrass Exploring World History
English: We will be doing the literature study that goes with Notgrass Exploring World History.
Paces English 9th grade set and lots and lots of writing!
Science: Apologia's Biology with labs
Foreign Language: Rosetta Stone's Spanish 2
Health: Paces high school health.
This is the first time I am teaching high school. I am nervous, but will be leaning on the Lord for the support I need to guide Allison in the direction that she needs to go. We will take this year one day at a time. I am supper excited as is Allison she can not wait to get started and that usually is a good sign!
Bible: Who is God? Apologia
with notebook & coloring book
Math: Teaching Textbooks 3
History: Story of the World Vol. 1
and activity book
Reading: All About Reading
Spelling: All About Spelling
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Transition Worktext
Science: Apologia Astronomy
lab kit and lap booking
Geography: Daily Geography Practice Book 2
It looks like a lot, but we will alternate science and history days. It is hard to believe that Jack is already 2nd grade, time does fly. I am really excited for this year and pray that all goes as planned (ha ha ha) All of the homeschool mommies got that one!
Why yikes you ask....because school starts in about a month for us.
Last week and this week our new school books have been arriving. That always brings excitement, worry, planning, and the realization that summers end is not far away.
This week is girls camp with our church so Allison is gone for one week. Next week Jackson will be gone for boys camp with our church. Then we have a week with nothing and finally we can head to Florida.
Our trip to Florida is something we always look forward too. We love the beach and for one week we will enjoy it rain or shine! This year though our family vacation seems to have come so quickly then we will be starting school. Oh-my Goodness we will be busy.
All in all I love summer! Sleeping late and being less structured. Swimming and going to White Water are so much fun. But it will be nice to get back to school this being Allison's first year of high school I have worried so much. I am just ready to start!
I will share our curriculum in a future post as well as some schedule ideas too!
Hope you are all enjoying the sun!
We have been homeschooling now since 2007. We removed Allison (14) from school halfway through 3rd grade and have not looked back. We now homeschool Allison and Jack (7) and we are loving every minute of it!
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