It's that time of the year, again! School! Yes, we are starting a bit early, this time. But, we took off a little early, so we've had plenty of break time. Now, it is time to fix the boredom and give these boys something to do! LOL
We are going to stick with Math-U-See. Blake is moving up the Alpha, and Lane and Jacob will start Delta. As a fun supplement to our math, this year, Lane and Jacob will also be doing Your Business Math Series. Each will be running his own store for 26 weeks. Lane has a book store and Jacob has a pet store. They are excited about this fun adventure. Their first assignment is Monday, and they have to come up with a Company name and Logo.
We went back to Christian Light Education (CLE) for some subjects; Language Arts being one of them. Blake is doing the Learning to Read Series and the other two are doing grade appropriate L.A. Lane will also be learning how to use Resource books. He will be using Learning How to Learn. Lane will also be practicing Diagramming for a while.
This was another subject that we went back to CLE for. Lane will be going through the Bible from Creation to Revelation, while Jacob will be starting in Acts and working his way to Revelation ~ and then work his way through the life of Jesus Christ. Blake and Landon will be listening to me read stories from Egermeier's Bible Story Book.
Reading is the other subject we went back to CLE for. When Blake gets done with the LTR Series, he'll move on to Reading and L.A. Lane and Jacob will do grade appropriate Reading courses. Lane and Jacob will also be supplementing with daily reading. They will read a chapter from a book they are given, then complete an assignment. Lane will write a summary of the chapter and Jacob will illustrate something from the chapter. They will also be reading separate books. Lane will be starting with the hidden treasure of glaston, while Jacob gets The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood from Great Illustrated Classics.
Jacob is my arty child, so at this time, he is the one doing art. Each day he will receive a project from me.
We are using Apologia. We are about finished with Astronomy. It had to take a back burner for a bit, but we're back with it. When we finish it, we will move on to Botany.
We are also reading about Johannes Kepler.
At the moment we are reading some books on Middle Ages and Civil War. When we finish that we will start 180 Days Around the World. Jacob will also be doing activity sheets on each state.
We are also going to start the God's Design for Sex Series. It is a 4 book set that starts with ages 3-5, moves to 5-8, then 8-11, and ends with 11-14. As we read each book, I'll be doing so with only the ones old enough for each book. All 4 will be in on the first, then we will read without Landon, then without Blake, and finally without Jacob. As each of them hit the next age appropriate book, we will reread them.
I also will have some Classical Music going at different times of the day, and we will discuss the music and composers. Also, I have some small copies of famous paintings that we can discuss along with the artists.
In the meantime, I have a 3yo who thinks he's just as big as anyone else. I may go ahead a start him on some light preschool stuff. He loves to do "coolwork" too! He already knows the alphabet, most numbers, and pretty much all the colors, so we may do something that reinforces that. I have a preschool program for him, but if it proves to be too much for him, I'll probably order the CLE preschool stuff. Blake enjoyed those.
Well, wish me luck!! Pray for my sanity and perseverance, this year!
"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates."