Saturday, September 29, 2007
(Even though I haven't made it to his games this season, I HAVE watched most all of his games and practices over the past four years that he has been playing soccer! I just have a hard time with getting out the door early on a Saturday morning! :-))
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Here is the curriculum we are using for this year of homeschooling. Grant is in 3rd grade and Kate is in 2nd.
Reading, phonics, spelling, manuscript writing
Writing Road To
Abeka readers and workbooks
Abeka cursive workbook
Math-U-See (Kate-Beta, Grant-Gamma)
The Story Of The World, Vol.3:Early Modern Times (1600-1850) (Book and Activity Book)
Astronomy, Earth Science, Plant Life (Using ideas from The Well-Trained Mind)
How Great Thou Art
Co~op Art Class (Taught by me :-))
Color The Classics (Godly Composers & Christmas Classics)
Co~op Music Class
Piano Lessons (Kate)
Fall Soccer (Local Recreational City League)
Co~op P.E. Class
YMCA Gym & Swim Homeschool Class
Playing outside with friends :-)
We don’t have a formal Bible curriculum, but Dave reads the Bible to Grant & Kate most mornings and they are involved in our church’s AWANA program.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
One week ago, today, Grant went to a birthday party across town. While he was at the party, Dave, Kate and I headed to a local zoo that we love. (It is also free! :-)) Right by the entrance to the zoo there is a lovely little pond with all kinds of lily pads in it. I did not realize there were so many varieties of lily pads, but we saw beautiful pink ones and some that were just huge! We enjoyed looking at the lily pads and the animals at the zoo and soon it was time to go pick up Grant, who had a grand time at the party. :-)
Pretty Pink Lily Pads and Huge Lily Pads!
Katie wants to touch those lily pads!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
We started our school year yesterday with our annual first-day-of-school-pictures in front of the flag. We had a pretty fun day. Grant and Katie were excited to use new books and pencils and when I surprised them with a few little gifts from the dollar bin at Target, they were thrilled! For lunch I took them to McDonald's to get Happy Meals and they were also given an extra-long recess after lunch. The day had the feel of a celebration and I am hoping they caught the idea that it is exciting to learn and a privilege to do it together at home! :-)