I have had so many homeschool things on my brain lately, and I figured I might as well share with anyone who is interested.
Today I designed a Teacher ID card, and printed it. Now to laminate and voila! I can get discounts at book, office supply and craft stores. 🙂
And in case any of you are wondering what I am leaning towards for next year’s curriculum, here goes:
History curriculum: Mystery of History. volume 1, bought at discount price.
Geography: Carmen Sandiego Geography Learning system, ages 8-12.
Science: Apologia, Zoology 3. bought at discount price.
Art: Artistic pursuits. K-3 book one for Grace – bought for dirt cheap. 4-6 book three for Blake. We still need to stock up on art supplies too!
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears, 5th grade printing and cursive for Blake, 2nd grade printing for grace.
Bible: Grace – 2nd grade Alpha Omega lifepacs. (bought dirt cheap.) Blake – 6th grade AO lifepacs. (yet to buy)
Math: has taken me forEVER to decide. I think I have finally firmed up my decision. Grace will do AO lifepacs for grade 2. Blake will do three mini-booklets from lifepacs to brush up on a few areas, and then he will do Teaching Textbooks, 6th grade.
Language Arts: Character Quality Language Arts: Blue Series, levels Pre-A and B. Plus the spelling notebooks. (bought) and teacher guide (yet to buy)
And if I can find it super duper dirt cheap… would love to get the Spanish Rosetta Stone levels 1-5 Homeschool edition.
PLUS journals and regular use of the library to keep my kids reading and writing. I’ve printed out a list of recommended reading for both of my children.
This is my first year full-on homeschooling (because homeschooling one child for kindergarten was fun, but a relative breeze compared to what we are about to undertake.) I think it’s all covered, and I have put hours and hours of research, thought and prayer into these decisions. I need to place my orders for all these things soon so I receive them by September! Now to make sure I sign up for Enrichment Hub Co-Op classes or activities – so my kids get some time with peers each week.
I am excited! (and a bit nervous… but I’ll save that for another post. I know it will be fine. I just have to keep telling myself that.)