So let me tell you, I am LOVING life right now. I've been unemployed for a little over a month, and so far it has been wonderful. I've been able to spend the days doing whatever the kids want (pool, zoo, museum, etc) and, I'm sleeping during normal-people sleep hours! It's great. I feel refreshed and energized, which has provided me with time to focus on our next adventure: homeschooling. We've received all of our curriculum selections and almost have our classroom in order (photos will be on my next post). For now, I wanted to share with you what our curriculum choices are for this year.
The core of our curriculum is from Heart of Dakota (Little Hearts for His Glory). It includes:
- History For Little Pilgrims
- History Stories For Children
- The Reading Lesson (I have a feeling we'll get through this in no time as X-Man has been reading since before his fourth birthday)
- Thinking Skills - Grade 1
- Family Time Bible
- Devotions for the Children's Hour
- Hide 'Em In Your HeartU Vol 1 CD
- Several Burgess reading books
For Math we chose Math-U-See - Alpha.
For Writing we'll be using Handwriting Without Tears Kindergarten.
Art - Art with a Purpose (this was given to us by a homeschooling friend) - also may be supplementing with some additional books including Drawing with Children.
Music - we'll be learning how to play the recorder and also will be borrowing classical music CDs from our library.
For Spelling, I found a couple of grade 1 workbooks for him to do - he LOVES workbooks!
I will also be using several poetry books, fairy tales, and novels to supplement reading.
We're getting pretty excited - here's a picture of him on our first 'box-day' - he can't wait for school to start!
Thanks for reading!