AUG
06
2013

Our Curriculum 2013-2014

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I’ve been getting several emails wondering what our 2013-2014 homeschool curriculum choices are! And even though I feel like our summer just started, I guess it’s about that time again! As usual during our summer break I’ve been planning like crazy, and trying to get everything in order. AND…I am trying one new thing this year thanks to my English forum, so thank you all for participating, I hope it helped you out as much as it did me!   So without further ado, here is our curriculum line up for the 2013-2014 school year!   Teeny Tot: Preschool letter of the Week with some K4 Kindergarten mixed in. I don’t want to do full Kindergarten with her just yet. She’s , so I’m going to slowly mix in K4 items as she’s ready. Art: World's Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re … [Read more...]

AUG
06
2012

Our Curriculum 2012-2013

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Hi everyone! I’ve been getting several emails wondering what our 2012-2013 homeschool curriculum choices are! I’ve been planning like crazy, and trying to get everything in order.  For now this is what we’ve chosen to do, we haven’t officially started yet, so its still subject to change…because I’m crazy like that!     So without further ado, here is our curriculum line up for the 2013-2013 school year! Teeny Tot (Preschool) Preschool: Letter of the Week Bible: My first hands on bible P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re doing that she wants to be a part of!   Tinkerbell (First Grade) Art: World's Greatest Artists Vol. 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Bible: Grapevine Studies, and Answers For Kids Bible Curriculum Literature: Classical Literature Units Spelling: All About Spelling Phonics: Abeka Letters & Sounds 1 and Language 1 Math: Math U See Alpha Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting History: … [Read more...]

JAN
24
2012

2012 Mid-Year Curriculum Changes

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Hi everyone! I’ve had several questions from readers asking how our 2012 curriculum choices are going. I think one of the things I like most about homeschooling is the ability to be flexible and note when something is working well and when something isn’t working! That said in order to maintain my own sanity, and thus the sanity of those around me, I’ve decided to change the things that weren’t working. And while I hate to waste money, sanity is priceless, no?     Change Number 1: Saxon –> to Math U See I said at the start of the school year that we were trying out Saxon for the first time. Well, I have to say that Saxon just wasn’t a right fit for us!  Partly because I had a hard time adjusting to teaching it, and partly because my kids just weren’t getting how they explained certain things. I found myself pulling out our Math U See blocks and trying to re-word the Saxon lessons using the Math U See principles so it made sense. After awhile of saying … [Read more...]

JUL
19
2011

Our Curriculum 2011-2012

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Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again! You know the one…when you realize that summer’s almost over and you barely remember it starting. The one where you think “Yikes! I better order my curriculum so it’s here in time!” Yep…that one. I’ve had lots of emails asking about our curriculum choices for this year already, so I know you all are planning away out there too! Of course I’m happy to share our choices with you, but I also want you to stand firm in your own choices and not beat yourself up thinking you should’ve done something else just because I or any other blogger recommends it! Each family is different, and I know you’ve prayed over your choices, just as I have, so we can take comfort in knowing that we’re being obedient to our calling! So here it is, our choices for the 2011-2012 school year! (Wow, I had a hard time typing 2012…I remember back when even the thought of the year 2000 was like back to the future hover-cars and stuff. But I … [Read more...]

JUL
14
2010

2010-2011 Curriculum Plan

With summer almost half over, I’m getting that feeling that I should have already been working diligently on next year’s plan of attack! So, after about 4 weeks of total procrastination I think I’ve finally got a working plan. Here’s our list of curriculum choices for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year: Preschool: Since I”m not ready to launch my 4 year old into Kindergarten, we’re going to repeat our Letter of the Week curriculum, but this year we’ll be “kicking-up-a-notch”, think Emeril BAM! Of course I’ll post the printables as we go. My preschooler will also participate in the art, geography and science along with the other kiddos. Art: We’re doing a Geography based year so we’ll be using Global Art by MaryAnn F. Kohl. I’ll also finish up with last year’s I Can Do All Things and How to Teach Art to Children if we have time. Bible: I’m planning on continuing on with our Abeka Bible Series along with Nest Family Videos. Our children LOVE these videos and I have to say it’s … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2010

Our Curriculum 2009-2010

I've gotten a lot of questions asking about our curriculum, and what we use. Here's a sample of some of the things we use for our curriculum.Teeny Tiny Tot School:Pretty much whatever she wants to do...click here to see a typical day in Teeny Tiny Tot School!Preschool:Letter Of The Week by meTotally Tot Tray Ideas from 1+1+1Let's Sticker & Paste!My Book of Easy MazesTangramsKumon ABCs UppercaseMelissa and Doug GamesKindergarten:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesFun: LapbooksMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math: Abeka K52nd Grade:Art: Draw Write Now Series, How to Teach Art to Children, I Can Do All ThingsBible: Abeka Bible SeriesMath: Math U SeePhonics, Language, Reading, Math, Spelling: Abeka 2History/Geography: My Father's World AdventuresScience: Abeka 2, MFW Adventures, Exploring Creation With AstronomySome other tools we use in our homeschool:www.starfall.com (Online reading … [Read more...]