Not Back To School BlogHop…Our Curriculum
Yes I know I’ve sort of been MIA again. This morning though I actual woke up at 4 and didn’t feel like going back to sleep so I thought AHA perfect time to blog and not be rushed.
The last two weeks we’ve been doing swim lessons on top of homeschooling which of course have lead to very busy days,as well as my annual,”Yup this is exactly why I homeschool.” reminder.
For the first time ever though I have decided to participate in iHomeschoolNetwork’s Not Back to School Blog Hop.For the month of August each week they have asked us to share a different area of homeschooling. This week is Curriculum week.
As I’ve mentioned before we’ve already kicked off our school year. This marks our 8th year of homeschooling. 8 YEARS!!!! Honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. The things we have all learned in these 8 years have been amazing. You would also thing that in the last 8 years I would’ve found one curriculum that I solely loved and stuck to it.
However,for those of you that know me well enough also know that,that is about as likely to happen as me sticking to one hair color.
With baby on the way though, I’ve decided to go back t one of my favorites and most reliable curriculums.
We all love unit studies over here and we also all love a good story so for the last couple of weeks we have been using
We are currently reading the Boxcar Children,and in the last couple of weeks have learned how to write a good cliffhanger, have made it rain inside of the house and discussed the water cycle,as well as designed our own drinking fountains. We have also been researching different dog breeds,their positive and negative attributes, and why they may or may not be a good breed for our family(which of course has lead to everyone wanting a dog). We also have learned about different kinds of shelters and even built our own.
It has been a good curriculum to use with the oldest bonus girl as well since she is home for summer break.Although now she is asking to be homeschooled as well!
As far as math goes the 4 oldest gave delved into the world of Geometry. I am using A Little Garden Flower’s Waldorf geometry for this and all I can say is I wish I would’ve learned Geometry like this! It focuses a lot on the beauty of it before incorporating the angles and shapes of it all.
This is only about a 12 week program so we’ll see what we use next. Although Holly has been using LifePac’s 4th grade math workbooks from Alpha Omega and loving it.
This is our plan as of right now. We will probably take most of September off because of the arrival of Ms Adrienne. This year I really wanna focus on spending time reading together learning some good American History and just growing together as a family.
Stay Tuned….next week I share pictures of our homeschool area….err whole house?