Well I'm calling this week 0 since we didn't really begin our main studies, but I needed to share about our first day and the following day. We started our day out with our yearly photo shoot in front of the tree(I already posted those pictures). Then the girls requested that we pretend to drive to school, so we all hoped into the van (bare foot of course) and pretended to drive to school. We then had breakfast.
For K Hot Dots Jr, she love them!
Then we did some basic stuff, Spelling, English, coloring of our time line pieces, some reading and then the FUN STUFF - we did 2 of the experiments from our mind blowing science, the picture is of color changing water.
The Way They See, Artistic Pursuits If you can see K's picture it's of a pregnant lady. At first she said she's fat cause she's having a baby. I had to correcter her and tell her it's not fat it's pregnant and she better not refer to it in those terms lol.
Artistic pursuits book 1that we are finishing up from last year. It was on sculptures and so we were making them from construction paper. Here's K's that I helped with some - it's Duke our friend's great dane.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
So after 2 days(I wanted to start School on Wednesday, but had to start on Thursday) of rearranging an organizing we were ready for school. I moved our big map to our chalk wall and plan to get a book shelf for art and Science supplies to go against the wall there to the right of the map. Then there's the computer desk I picked up at a garage sale and hope to have a desktop for soon for the girls to do Rosetta Stone Spanish, Computer Activities Through the year, Typing Instructor, Vroot and Vroom, Building Thinking Skills and to watch educational videos like Times Tales, Letter Factory and such. If you have any preschool computer recommendations I would love to hear what you use.
Here is Keely's new work area. I hope to give her 4 activities(educational toys) per day in the 3 big drawers and her work in the smaller workbox drawers.
nissan thermos coffee mug, coffee stays hot all day and it has a pop up lid so no more spill, well hardly ever sometimes I forget to close the lid hee hee.
Well there you have it our wonderful space in the basement we have been blessed with. Sometime I wish we did school on the main floor but then I think how blessed are we to have a space for everything and plenty of room for projects. Thank you Lord for knowing what we needed before we ever knew there was a need.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Well that said I am planning to begin our new school year next week and hope to post weekly. So here it is - The Plan. I always start with high ambitions and want to include everything that looks good to me, but I am going to go easy on myself and say IT"S OK IF WE DON"T DO IT ALL. If it's suppose to be fun and ends up stressing me our my students out we can skip it right? No Molly that does not mean you can stop doing math.
I will be using/following My Father's World Creation to the Greeks for our main curriculum, this will be our 3rd year with My Father's World and I love the classical/Charlotte Mason approach and the Biblical world view. I have changed science for this year and will be using Apologia zoology 3 Land Animals of the Sixth Day instead because I didn't really like the recommended science and I found that you can purchase all the supplies for all the experiments in one box, making my life easier. I also think the timing for this is good, Molly loved the brief studies of animals by region last year and said she wants to be a zoologist when she grows up (she also said a missionary's wife or a beautician lol). Only God know what she will be doing, prayerfully it will be all to the glory of Him.
Resources for Molly's 4th Grade studies
bible on cd
Streams of Civilization, Volume 1
make it work Ancient Egypt
Story of the world cd
Archimedes and the Door of Science
Learn about Pyramids
Dinosaurs of Eden
Language Arts:Language Lessons for the Elementary Child Volume 2
Writing Poetry with Children
Writing Strands level 3
English From the Roots Up
Words on the VineAesop's Fables for Children
Book Projects to Send Home
Book Projects to Send Home
The Trojan Horse
The Children's Homer
The Tanglewoods' Secret
Star of Light
Treasures of the Snow
Singapore 3B/4A Two-Semester Set
Singapore Math Primary Math Intensive Practice U.S. Ed 3B
Vroot and Vroom CD-ROM
Daily Geography practice Evan Moor - after a 2 years of geography I really didn't want to lose everything we learned so we are going to give this a try.
Rosetta Stone Spanish
Rosetta Stone level 1 Spanish workbook
Piano Lesson with Katie (this will be Molly's 3rd year)
Introduction to Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel (6 CD set)
Artistic Pursuits book 1 grades 4-6
Lots of art supplies from Rainbow Resource
God and the History of Art
PE activity cards courtesy of http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/
Wii fit games
Journey through The Bible
Celebrating Biblical Feasts
The care and keeping of you
Before I was Born
The official Princess Handbook
Financial Peace Jr. books
My first Patchwork book
Computer Activities Through the year
Family Devotions with Dad:
A Child's book of Character Building
Leading Little Ones to God
For Keely she will be doing Pre K and while I bought a curriculum I am not going to push too hard, I want her to have fun and learn to love learning. I got the preschool curriculum from The Learning Parent