Sunday, September 2, 2012

It is that time of year again. Tomorrow we start our first day of lessons for the school year! Yes I'm having them start on Labor Day. I figure, why wait? We can take holidays whenever we need to and everyone seems ready to get started.

This year I've decided to put together a binder for myself of all the lessons for the month. Hopefully this will help keep us better organized without being overwhelmed. I'm inspired by the Charlotte Mason style. I have a tendency to be eclectic in putting together our curriculum. This year we are using Story of the World for history along with a workbook of Presidents and US States. Language Arts will be mostly journaling, dictation, narration, copywork, and writing projects, along with some grammar lessons using worksheets I've found online and "The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students." My kids read a lot on their own so I figure, aside from suggesting books, I'm not too worried about that. Math will be videos and worksheets. Maybe workbooks if I get some. As well as games and every day usage. Science will be "Exploring Creation through Zoology." We'll be starting Chinese when we get our new microphone. Hopefully we'll be able to work on sewing, knitting, and other crafts like that this year as well as improving the kids' efforts of helping around the house. I have high hopes for this year. We'll just have to see how it all works out.