Well, I disappeared from blog land for a bit. For those of you who don’t know already, we moved back to Indiana in June after spending quite a rough year in Ohio. Life has seasons of ups, downs, chaos, and peace. We are in a very content, peaceful place right now. If you aren’t happy for us, you truly don’t have our best interest at heart. We’ve moved forward, and that has meant leaving some people behind. There's no room for negativity in our lives! Thankfully, most have been loving and kind, and we love them right back. :-)
Summer will be coming to an end for us with school starting on August 12. There are still several more pool, zoo, and park days in the near future, but we have to get an early start on lessons in order for us to take most of December off and still finish in May. The plan is to go someplace south for Christmas…as in Disney World. Yes, Disney during one of the busiest times of the year, I know. We’re crazy. I have a breakfast with the princesses booked, so hopefully everything will fall into place! If not, oh well. There are plenty of other (cheaper) southern places to visit...and if you think of a good one, let us know!
For the 2013-2014 school year, we’ll be using Sonlight Core B/C and Core E. Sometimes I look at other curriculum choices and think, “Oh! That looks neat!!” Some of you moms are so creative! Until Sonlight stops working as wonderful as it does for us, we’re sticking with it. The books, scheduling, and way everything is set up just fits perfectly for our family. I love how the lessons plans are already written out for me, and I can choose to add to them or remove certain things as necessary.
Samuel – 4th Grade
Sonlight Core E: Bible, History, Geography, Science, and Language Arts
Worldly Wise 3000: Vocab
Spelling Workout E (He’s an excellent speller so we won’t be focusing on this subject too much.)
Handwriting Without Tears Cursive Success (my opinion…best handwriting program EVER)
Teaching Textbooks 4: Math (really wish I would have chosen TT5, he has started the TT4 lessons and finds them way too easy—he likes a challenge)…I love Teaching Textbooks because the lessons are all on the computer, and grading is done for me. So simple!
Sarah and Madelyn- Combined
Sonlight Core B/C: Bible, History, Geography
Sonlight Core A: Science (finishing up from last year and then maybe we’ll do some unit studies)
Wordly Wise A: Vocab
Draw, Write, Now (adding this in just because it’s their favorite)
First Language Lessons 2 (supplementing with this as needed)
Sonlight Grade 2 Language Arts
Saxon 2 Math
Evan Moor Daily Paragraph Editing
Abeka Spelling 2
Handwriting Without Tears Cursive
Sonlight Grade 1/2 Language Arts
Spelling Workout B
Handwriting Without Tears
Horizons Math 1 (only using this because we have it from last year, otherwise I’d use Saxon)
There you have it! We'll also be doing a co-op, gymnastics, lego club, and field trip groups. I'm looking into piano lessons, but have to wait and see how busy we are with what we're already signed up for.