Some people love shoes.
Some people love to travel.
I love books.
They instruct, motivate, and, quite often, thrill us.
They offer endless possibilities.
For the past 3 nights I have been up until the wee hours (4:00 amish) poring over curriculum. On the positive side- there are so many wonderful books/programs from which to choose. On the negative side- there are so many books/programs from which to choose!
What will be the correct fit for my girls?
I feel so blessed to be able to make that choice for them.
-Bible- Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here? ( Apologia) I will use this with both my girls. Love when I can do that.
-Writing- IEW- SWI-B- I've heard great things and am really excited about trying this program! Createbetterwriters.com and WriteShop
-Grammar- Easy Grammer Plus
-Literature- Lightning Literature (Hewitt Homeschooling) The Hobbit, To Kill a Mockingbird, Treasure Island, etc. Very excited this one. Why? Books, of course.;)
-Home Economics- Christian Light
-Math- Teaching Textbooks and IXL
-Science- GuestHollow.com- (The Human Body) This site is CRAZY AMAZING. Free curriculum created by a wonderfully creative (and very generous) Mom. I'm itching to get started! She's written the lesson plans for you and offers book choices, worksheets, crafts, lap books, recipes, videos and more. WOW.
History- Guesthollow.com- (American History 2)- Yep. Going to use this one, too.:)
-Foreign Language- Visual Latin- I reviewed this last year for The Old Schoolhouse. It's a video class and the teacher is amazing. A bonus is his great sense of humor.:) I'll use this with both of my girls.
It looks like a lot but we won't be doing every class every day.
Amanda will also be taking an Acting Class and an Animation class (cartooning) with our home school co-op as well as attending a homeschool P.E. class this fall.
-Bible- Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here? (link above) and possibly this- FREE!
-Writing- Essentials in Writing
-Grammar- Easy Grammar and FREE!
-Foreign Language- Visual Latin
-Art- World's Greatest Artists- FREE!
Katie will be continuing ballet classes, taking an Art class, and attending an American Girl class with our homeschool co-op. She will also take sewing classes at Joann's this fall. Girl Scouts is being discussed.:)
I would love to hear what others are using this fall in their home school. I haven't placed my book orders yet.:)
- Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org