We are doing a family reading basket again. I would love to do it first thing every morning. But, as this is the year of Reality, it will be done in the afternoon. I envision tea and biscuits :)
::Reading through the Bible in 6 months. I think that will give us enough meat for the day without being too overwhelming. I have found a few schedules online and will probably just go ahead and print one out to keep in our basket.
::Story of the World Volume 2
::Truthquest History Middle Ages
::Memory Box. You can find a video about it here.
::Plus, whatever read alouds we might choose to read together. That is already a lot to get through every single day. But, I hope it actually takes some of the load off the boys and encourages family togetherness.
Finish Biology and Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
Daily SAT question APP
The Art of Self-Discipline from Grace to You Podcast. It is from July 2012.
He may start into Algebra, as well. We will just see how his focus goes. He is definitely working towards a more College friendly schedule. He naturally works this way, so it is all for the greater good right? Less work per Term with more time to focus on it.
Grammar with First Language Lessons
Spelling using Spelling Power. He has hated spelling. He learned to read in a public school which used allowed kids to spell however they wanted and whole words. I think he just never got spelling. It is the reason he has been balking about writing for so long. Unfortunately, we did not figure that out till this last spring. So, he is going to actively work on spelling every day.
Teaching Textbooks for Math
Science: He wants to be a Marine Biologist or Park Ranger. Up to this point we have tried some curriculums. But, mostly he read the Usborne Science Encyclopedia and did a lot of science kits. I do have Apologia General Science and signed him up for the at your own pace at The Virtual Homeschool Group. I am going to encourage him to use that because I think it will help him to work towards his goals.
This little guy is getting big. He has some delays. But, this seems to be the year of changes. I have read and been told by other's that nine is truly a magic number.
He is doing really well with Ordinary Parent's Guide to Reading. We have tried two handfuls of phonics programs and they all peter out at some point. But, we are finally seeing success. Which I am not surprised about. Everything my kids have used from Peace Hill Press works well for them.
Math U See for Math
First Language Lessons
And, to his dismay lots of writing. I notice a huge bump every single time I keep him writing.
This silly little girl picks up big words with ease. She recognizes numbers and letters already. This is a first for me. All my boys read "late". All my boys didn't want to "learn" till 9 or 10. Which I didn't expect when I started this journey because I read "early", loved sitting still, and learning. We are going to give a gentle introduction to Math U See primer, Letter recognition, and maybe form drawing a try. She is going to have a small break with each of her older brother's each day, as well. We have lots of fun educational things like puzzles, starfall, leapfrog videos, pattern blocks, lacing beads, and more to learn with them.
This little guy is just plain crazy. He climbs, tears stuff apart, throws good stuff in the trash...just the general ole drive mama crazy type of boy.