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!
So far on this first day of homeschool, this is what I have learned-
- Devri can paint her own fingernails.
- Devri can unscrew the cap to the nail polish remover.
- Devri can get up on the potty all by herself.
You can't really "click to look inside". You have to do that on Amazon!
I do not currently have any book reviews posted. Here is a list of the books I am currently reading.
I have read the majority of Fasting. It is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to learn more about fasting and prayer. It is full of personal testimonies of God’s goodness and how people’s faith was built up during a fast.
I am about 2/3 of the way through Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. I can’t seem to put it down. I just love the author’s style of writing. She is so easy to relate to and she makes me laugh out loud. This is definitely an “easy read” for me. I have looked forward to getting my children in bed this week just so I could sit down and lose myself in her story.
I have read the part of The Well-Trained Mind that is applicable to where I am at with homeschooling. And, we are currently doing lessons out of the last book. So far, so good.
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