Wow! Is it possible another school year has almost come to an end? We do math and grammer/phonics/reading year round but other than that we put aside other school work and enjoy ourselves. I am begining to line up what we will be doing for the 2009-2010 school year. I have recieved the letter from our school board notifying me of submitting my paperwork (which isn’t really due until the day before school actually starts) and I have my assessor lined up and just have to make the appointment. So here is what I am leaning towards for this year:
Math: (Hannah) finishing up whatever Saxon Math 2 that doesn’t get finished between now and ‘school’ starting and then continuin on with Saxon Math 3 (Bethanne) begin working on Saxon Math K (Christian) working on some basic counting and number recognition
Science: (Hannah and Bethanne) continue reading through Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and do lapbooking, Hannah only, to go along with it. (All) general science with exploring nature and all of God’s creation.
Phonics/Grammar: (Hannah) complete Alphabet Island Level 2A and 2B and do Simply Grammar by Karen Andreola (Bethanne) she has said she wants to start reading so she will begin Alphabet Island Level 1
Literature: (mainly Hannah) We will be using unit studies for a lot of our other subjects like history, geography, reading, etc using unit studies like HSS (homeschool share), Portraits of American Girlhood, and Five in a Row (Bethanne and Christian) I would like to do some general work with them using Before Five in a Row.
Classical Studies: I’d also like to implement classical studies (not to many) but something like continuing with Latin.
Of course, there will be our usual stockpile of lapbooks, interest co-op groups, ballet, soccer, bball and field trips. I think we will slow down some next year with trying to do two children at once but I am thinking of signing up to teach a class or two (I’d love to do Keepers At Home for our co-op) for our homeschool co-op. Most of the activities we do are family centered so we already spend a lot of time together but I definitely want to make sure nothing comes between family time. We may be continuing on with AWANA as well.