Monday, July 27, 2009

School’s About To Begin

Well it is that time again…it feels more real now since many of Arianna’s friends have already began Kindergarten!  We are certainly officially homeschooling!  Arianna did not get on the big yellow bus and head off!  Wow I feel such a huge responsibility for my children's’ education!  The truth is that it is not about me but about trusting God and relying him to meet the individual needs of each of my kids.  With that being said, here are our plans for the fall semester…Ari decided she wanted to begin school on August 17.

We are going to continue doing workboxes.  I already have a general outline for each child.  If you are interested in viewing them, I will try to link to them…Arianna (5.5 years) and Ryan (3.5 years)…the blank spaces are for inserting things from unit studies, art, etc. The yellow highlighted ones in Ryan's sheet are for things that will be done as a group

We will also continue to do Unit Studies.  Within the unit studies we will cover the basics (reading, math, science, geography, etc).  I also am doing more disciplined studies with Arianna.  Some of our treasures for the fall are:

Math:  Making Math Meaningful Level 1, Singapore Math 1A,

Reading:Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Language Lessons for Little Ones (also have one for Ryan)

History:  Early American History by Beautiful Feet,

Science: Classic Science:  Elementary Life Science

Critical Thinking:  Critical Thinking Company (Pre-K for Ryan and K for Ari)

Read Aloud List (for both kids):  Little House on the Prairie, Anne of Green Gables, Charlottes Web, Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh , Treasure Island

Nature Study: goal is to take nature walks twice a week

I know these are big plans, we will see how things go to determine what works:)


Trinity Mommy said...

Sounds like a wonderful plan!

joelle said...

I love your little family, especially that your kids a re the same age as mine. They are so cute! We are trying Singapore math 1A as well this year. I'll look forward to hear how your DD likes it. You've got a good plan there, I hope it works out.