Friday, August 24, 2007

Home Sweet Home School
Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Ephesians 6:4 .... but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
I am super excited to get back to school. That probably sounds strange. I am thinking of starting the day after Labor Day. I am still waiting for some of our new school books to arrive. Here are a few of things I am using this year:

Simply Grammar: Some old-fashioned teaching models are timeless. In this revised and expanded edition of First Grammar Lessons by Charlotte Mason, you'll discover one of them---the simple method of narration that focuses on conversation as a natural means of teaching grammar to your fourth to eighth graders.

Considering God's Creation: This hands-on approach to learning science is a wonderful alternative for all types of students! Chapters cover all aspects of God's creation, including the natural world, solar system, the human body, animals, plants, weather and more.

Spelling Power is a multi-sensory, multi-level spelling customized program.

This is by no means all that I am doing. This is just a few things I am excited about. I am still using Abeka math. Hoping to find a new curriculum next year for math. I am not excited about Saxon. We will see.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you home schooling mommies out there, that are still reading this.

Have a great school year.


Anonymous said...

Those books sound really great! We started last Monday! It went really well! I'm really enjoying it, but it seems like SOO MUCH!!! The math alone has been taking us an hour, and the little schedule they put to help you says it should take 25 minutes. How long do you spend on Math?

Staci said...

I spend about 30 minutes, 4 days a week with my oldest (now starting 4th grade). My younger one, a little less. I am very laid back though...if they are having a bad day, we do the entire math lesson on the dry erase board or orally. I do NOT stress them or myself out with school anymore. When they know a certain lesson, we move on. I do not make them do 1000 math problems to show me they know.

Anyway. :) I just wanted you to know that everytime I try to access your blog, while downloading your main computer freezes up, and I have to shut it down. I don't know if it the amount of graphics or what. So, I am very sorry I don't go to, or comment on your blog. I used to love it. :)


Mike said...

I've never hear about Simply Grammar but, from what you wrote, I love it already.

A must buy for me.

Have a great weekend.