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I am a crunchy Christian mom to four boys and one girl ♥ We are a homeschooling Family. Our family can't stay still for long. We are always on the move. Our homeschool is inspired by The Well Trained Mind, Waldorf, and a bit of Charlotte Mason. Our lives are inspired by The Word of God, Jesus, Miracles, and sunshine when we can find it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

How our Year is going so far....October 2010.

I realize now that we have not participated in the weekly updates at The Well Trained Mind Forums.  I think we are just so busy this year.  We are doing pretty well and getting school work done.  But, organization in some areas is really lacking.  So, how about a nice what we did in October post...

The Warrior is in Grade 2 this year....

He is working through Oak Meadow 2 for most of his curriculum.  I am really happy I finally purchased this for one of my students.  I am thrilled with this curriculum and could really kick myself for not using it sooner.  It is flexible and yet concrete.  I don't think you need the extras I have included.  But, my student needs extra work in Phonics and Math.  We through in some Science Kits because I knew he would be jealous of his brothers kits.  We tried to do kits together last year and it wasn't as much fun.  He was really happy to get his own this year.  
He is using Hooked on Phonics to work on his reading skills.  He is still struggling, but there is some promise to learning to read on his own this year.  We just need to be consistent.  
He is working on Math U See Alpha because I just don't see OM math to be a good fit yet. 
He has finished up The Magic School Bus Human Body Kit.   
 The Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human Body
And, will be starting The Stepping into Science Kit soon.
Thames & Kosmos Little Labs Stepping into Science

The Peacemaker is in Grade 5 this year...
He is still in a more classical style.  I think I might move towards Oak Meadow for his for the next year, though.  I think it would fit better.  But, I just couldn't fit him into a grade for this year, plus he really wanted to finish up The Story of the World with is older brother.  
He is doing Teaching Textbooks 4 for Math.
First Language Lessons 3, Writing with Ease 2, and Italics Handwriting Book C for Language Arts.
He is studying Chemistry this year with The Elements by McHenry, plus a whole lot of kits we got from Home Science Tools.  
The Story of the World Activity Book Four: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR

The Prophet is in Grade 8 this year...
We are a bit nervous about the upcoming start of High School.  I am trying not to push him to hard. I am trying to be a good homeschooling mom and realize I need to meet him where he is.  He isn't behind.  He is right where he needs to be and that is why we homeschool.  
He is working on Teaching Textbooks 6, Jump-In Writing Program, Italics Handwriting, The Elements by McHenry, Story of the World 4.

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