Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Curriculum 2011-2012

In May I attended our big homeschool conference and got most of what we needed for the upcoming school year.Ellie is finishing up Kindergarten and will be starting 1st grade at the beginning of Sept. Emily is over half way done with Raising Rock Star Preschool and will continue working on preschool activities throughout next year. Here is what the girls will be doing

Ellie 1st Grade: (Workboxes Monday-Wed)

Handwriting – A Reason for Handwriting Book B (she will actually be doing this 4x/week)

Reading – Just reading lots and lots to each other.

Spelling – All About Spelling 1

Math – Continue with Math Mammoth. I love that I have found something that she is happy with. I liked MUS but she did not like it at all!!

History – Mystery of History, MOH audio book and MOH coloring sheets

Language Lessons for Little Ones 3

Phonics – Continue with Explode the Code

Piano – Kinderbach (I think)

Art - Artistic Pursuits and Themes to Remember

Critical Thinking – We have several of these books that I will incorporate off and on

Emily Preschool: (Workboxes M-W) because she wants to do the same thing as big sister.

I am filling Emily’s workboxes with games, puzzles, and hands on activities. I have a membership to Kidssoup and ABC Twiggle so I will be giving her printouts and crafts based off a letter a week. I am also going to start her with Handwriting Without Tears Preschool Book. Both girls will be doing a book and a craft a couple of times a week based off the letter that we are working on. I already have most of these planned out.

Thursday – as a family we are doing Confessions of a Homeschoolers Road Trip State Study. You can read more about what we are doing here. Instead of breaking it up a little each day we are doing a state in one day but stretching it out into multiple Thursdays if needed.

Friday – Ellie is taking a science class every other Friday but we will all do science together on the weeks she is not in class.

Both girls start Frontier Girls and AWANA in Sept. as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fun at the Beach

Here are a few pictures from our beach trip.

Enjoying the sandDSC02599 IMG_0097Fun at the aquarium

I think she spilled more ice cream then she ateIMG_0100


Ellie found a baby frog IMG_0108IMG_0117 IMG_0124