Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2015-2016 Curricula Plans....

We have ended our main curriculum for the year. 
We will pick it back up in August. 
We are going to continue math, reading, English, a little history, and spelling for the time being. 
Once June ends, history will be what ever they want to read from the library.
We will continue math, reading, spelling, and English over the summer, with a 3 week break at the end of July and into August. 
We take extended breaks during the traditional school year. 

This is the plan for my older two. They will be working at an upper elementary/junior high level.
Bible, history, science, and music will covered through My Father's World Rome to the Reformation.
Language arts will include Christian Light Education Reading(alternating with various literature units), All About Spelling, Bob Jones University Press English, and Pentime Cursive.
Math-U-See and Timez Attack will cover arithmetic and math facts practice.
Art will include a mix of Confessions of a Homeschooler's World's Greatest Artists 1, Art with a Purpose Artpacs, and any interest led choices. 
Health will be a mix of everyday things, and Alpha Omega Lifepac Health Quest
PE will include outdoor activities, classes at the Y, Kinect games for rainy days, and possibly a local homeschool group class. 

My 3rd oldest will be using My Father's World Kindergarten. It covers all subjects, except PE and health. PE and health will be covered through every day things and activities. She will also tag along for any crafts and activities. 

Everything is not every day. If I have the chance, I may post a tentative schedule.
Also, none of the links are affiliate links. I only linked them for curious readers. :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

And.... Finally....

They are finally done...
I wish I could have completed this sooner.
However, other things were much more important over the past year.
The notebooking pages had to take a backseat.

Day 5 Notebooking Pages

Day 6 Notebooking Pages

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Science in the Beginning Notebooking Pages Days 2 & 3

Life has been hectic is an understatement. 
I may post later in more detail.
For now, here are the links for Science in the Beginning notebooking pages for Days 2 & 3. 

If there are any issues, please leave a comment so it can be fixed! Thank you!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Science In The Beginning Notebooking Pages

My children will be starting My Father's World Creation to the Greeks in a few weeks.
We will be using Science in the Beginning.
The book is relatively new, so there are few resources available.
I am in the process of completing notebooking pages for the "older" students.
Once I have completed the pages for the older students, I will create pages for the young and oldest students.
I hope these pages work for you as well.

*Note: The pages require the use of the book Science in the Beginning by Dr. Jay Wile. The questions are not my own. I have only created the pages to use with the textbook. The borders were found on various free clipart websites.*

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Frustration = Free Tot/Preschool Curriculum Tag Along Printable

I had been scouring the internet for a premade printable to fit my needs for my rising preschooler.
I couldn't find one.
I checked this site, and that.
Googled this, googled that, used this key word, and that one.
Still, nothing.
I found a few that had some aspects I liked, but didn't quite work with what I wanted/needed.
Then, I realized it would be much easier to make one.
So, I did.
And now, I am sharing it with everyone.
I hope it works for your needs as well.

*When printing duplex, choose "flip on short edge"*
Click here to download.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wrapping Up The Homeschool Year - Almost

This past year was hectic.
Ok, that is an understatement. 
4 kids under the age of 10 and a baby on the way.
Yep, understatement.
We will be finishing the year strong.

The older two have completed their first standardized tests.
Our state requires testing.
At least the state accepts the PASS test.
After looking over the materials, it didn't seem as scary as I thought.
One subject a day, rotating subjects over three days
or throughout one day and giving them the rest of the week off.
We went with the latter.

This past year, we have been working through My Father's World Exploring Countries and Culture.
We didn't start it until mid-December. 
We didn't get that far into it before we had to pause due the arrival of baby #5.
The kids will continue their journey through various countries and cultures for the next couple of weeks until we take a break.
That will most likely be at the end of June until early August.

In August(ish), we will start our new year with Creation to the Greeks. 
I am really excited.
The kids seem like they are excited, too.
I think they will really enjoy the science.
My Father's World recently changed the science from Genesis for Kids to Science in the Beginning by Dr. Jay Wile.
I am hoping to finish some of ECC during breaks, and next summer.

I still need to pick up some school supplies.
Binders, dividers, restock the craft stuff, etc.
There is always one more thing to do.