Yesterday, all the consumables and books I couldn't find used arrived. It's always such an exciting day! The box gets ripped open like its Christmas morning and books are scattered everywhere as Belle and Boo check out all they'll be learning in the next 12 months. I hope they always feel this way about learning. Whenever a box arrives, I know this is one reason why we homeschool.
Belle decorating her new History Notebook cover.
Here's what we are using this new year:
Belle, 1st grade (but using Adventures in My Father's World):
::US History & Geography: Exploring American History & Pioneers and Patriots with My Father's World Teachers Manual -this also includes Bible (all via Homeschool Classifieds)
::Science: Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany (via ChristianBooks when Apologia went on sale & offered free shipping)
::Music: Celebrate America CD & Intro to Tchaikovsky & the Nutcracker Suite (via My Father's World)
::Math: Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 2A & 2B
::Language Arts: Primary Language Lessons (Homeschool Classifieds) and Spelling by Sound and Structure (MFW)
Boo is 3, but he is one-third of the way through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons! It is such an amazing book, if you have never tried it.
Mr. Smarty does a lesson with Boo in the evenings or on the weekend.
Just found this graffiti on our little school table...how can I get mad at that?
Speaking of graffiti...my mom cleaned her students' desk of graffiti for the last time yesterday. I know it was a bittersweet task for her, but I am so selfishly happy for her retirement...we have years of math to learn here and we're hoping she can substitute teach more often in our home school now! Congrats, Mom!