Monday, September 28, 2009
We took Rosie to the vet for the last time. It was time to say goodbye. The kids were ok with it because they had been around her long enough to know that we had done all that we could do. I am thanking God that the kids enjoyed her so much the last year of her life.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Here's what we are doing this year.
Bible- Children's Church memory verses
Reading aloud portions that go with History
Grapevine studies (maybe later in the year)
Studying morals and manners with the Book of Virtues
History- The Mystery of History vl. 1 (finishing finally)
Geography- the Usborne Internet linked Children's atlas
Science- Great Science Adventures -The World of Light and Sound
The Periodic Table of Elements- How to Teach Science Newsletter
Piano- I am teaching them using Alfred's Teach Yourself to play Electronic Keyboard, Musicademy Modern Worship for Keyboards, and Simply Music (I just ordered this and am anxious to try it out.)
Poetry- Poetry memorization from Favorite Poems Old and New
Typing- Dance Mat Typing
Art- Art lessons at a local library, Creativity Express Computer game
Cooking- Cooking class at the same local library
Right now, my mom is working with Grace on her math and language. She is using various books and curriculum. Both my mom and I feel like this is going to be the year that Grace makes great advances in her learning!
Language Arts- The Grammar Key This is online and I love it!
Spelling Workout 6th grade
Handwriting Without Tears
Reading- I am still deciding on this. Right now I am assigning him science reading and quizzing him for comprehension.
Math- Rod and Staff 6th
Science- Crime Scene Investigations This is a curriculum meant for a classroom, so we will be adapting it.
Electronic Snap Circuits Student Guide ( Hands-on Program for Basic Electricity and Electronics) So far, he loves this!
Language Arts- Rod and Staff English 2 and 3
Handwriting without Tears
I am still looking for reading comprehension and vocabulary and/or spelling.
Math- MEP mathematics 2nd and 3rd
I will be adding Wordly Wise or Getaclue.com for vocabulary for Levi and Mandi.
Two fun learning games we have been playing are Monopoly Jr (adding small numbers) and Totally Gross- The Science Game.