Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Our Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

We have been back at it for three weeks now! I can't believe it.

Our homeschool approach is a bit relaxed and eclectic.  We don't prescribe to a particular method, but follow a path that feels right for us. This is evident in our resource choices.

This year the girls are in 2nd and 4th grades.

Here is our lineup for the 2014-2015 Academic School Year:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Bloom

We've lived in our current state for nearly nine years. It was definitely not love at first sight. The first year I was ready to catch any vehicle that would take me away, but the funny thing about my disdain for the place was that no one really knew that I didn't like it here besides my hubby.

I found ways to make this place a little more like home.  We learned more about the community. We met a variety of people.  We found friends. We grew in Christ.  We gave more of ourselves. We made it work.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Preparing for New Learning Experiences without Spending Like Crazy!

It's that time of year! I have started preparing for our upcoming school year which we usually commences the first week of August.

In order to get ready for the purchasing of material I write a list of the topics the girls desire to learn and the things I believe are a must to learn.  After writing my list, I list the potential resources I will use to teach the girls the topic. By the time I get to the ordering stage many items have been removed simply because we don't need them.  I appreciate being able to sit with my list before ordering because it keeps me from spending frivolously.
Curriculum from K and 2nd grade

Sunday, July 6, 2014

What We're Learning: June Update

We are now on our summer schedule, and for us that looks like strengthening the most weak areas in math, reading voraciously, doing art projects, and finding fun and low cost things to do in our area.

Homefront: A Spiritual Resource for Families

One of my favorite resources from our church is Homefront Magazine. It is a monthly magazine that focuses on providing parents with information to help in the parenting process. The magazine focuses on building family time as a part of the family's normal lifestyle.
HomeFront Print
In the magazine you will find information about marriage, crafts and projects to do with the children, recipes, ideas about serving and giving to those inside your home and outside, and quite a bit more.