As a family, we have embarked on a new adventure. We have become a part of a new school, Big Spring Classical Academy. I am teaching 2nd and 3rd grade and my children are attending. Sam is one of my second graders, and Devri is in the Pre-K class. We are very busy with school, new friendships, and keeping up with our home life, but we wouldn’t trade it. We love this new segment of our lives!
Sam has had a productive day today. We have completed Math, Phonics, Spelling, Handwriting and Reading. We are going to be doing our History lesson during Devri’s nap. Sam is excited and ready to learn, so I am anticipating a wonderful school year. The only area we seem to struggle with is handwriting. He doesn’t seem to notice the lines in which he is supposed to position his letters and this drives me crazy. I am hoping that as the days and weeks go by that this becomes a non-issue. It is the first day back!
I am excited about all of our new curriculum this year. We are attempting to provide Sam with a classical education at home. I am using the book, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise as a road map. They recommended several different Phonics curriculum. We chose to use Modern Curriculum Press Plaid Phonics and Explode the Code. For Spelling we are using A Spelling Workout. We are using Abeka Math and for History we will be using a book called History for Little Pilgrims from Christian Liberty Press.
We managed to complete Math and all of our Language Arts lessons between 9-12, with one 15 minute break. Now, all we left to do in the afternoon is our History lesson and we are going to be listening to some classical literature on the iPod. We shall see how it all goes!