Sometimes things take a turn and school doesn't end up looking like what we think it should and that is just fine.
It is also no secret that I love to read. There is something about the fall season that encourages you to slow down and that is what is required for reading well. Normally I am just reading whatever strikes my fancy but this year I made the decision that while I am going to continue to read the fun non-fiction (brain candy) type books, I am also going to focus on my own Homeschool Mom Professional Development.
Happy Week 3 friends! Introducing Pre-K2 Each week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday I get the joy of being able to help care for my 2 year old nephew while his big sister is her for the school day. One of the things that used to happen was that he and Madilynn would hang out… Continue reading Mars Hall Weekly Round Up: Week 3
I'm going to begin this by stating that I am NOT a fan of Monday holidays. It really just throws everything off completely and makes staying on track with things so difficult. With that being said I will say that even with it being a short week things went pretty well over all.
Whew! We made it. Our first full week of school has finally been completed. I always have big dreams and big plans for the first week of school and then by the time Thursday hits I feel like we are lucky to still be alive. (Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but darn well close.) If… Continue reading Mars Hall Weekly Round-Up
Last week I shared with you the skills based curriculum we are using for 5th grade so this week I'm going to be rounding it off with what we will be using for 7th grade. I will be 100% honest when I tell you that this 7th grade curriculum is no joke! I never really realized just how much of a jump there was between 6th and 7th grade, especially when it comes to the language arts aspect but gosh its a jump!
This week, I will share what we will be using for our 5th grade "skills based" subjects. Skills based subjects are things such as math, reading, and language arts that have components that have to build upon one another. These are the subjects that have to have some type of understanding of one concept before moving on to the next concept. Skills based subjects are the areas where I will more than likely have each kid doing a different thing simply because they are all at different mastery levels for the various subjects.
One of the best parts of using the My Father's World curriculum is that for the "content based" subjects, things like Bible, History, Science, Music, Art and the like rather than attempting to teach each kid something separate we all do those subjects together as a whole. We all read the same books, do the same activities, and have some wonderful conversations together centered around what we are all hearing, doing, and seeing together. This not only helps my own sanity but it helps to draw us as a family together as we share experiences and make memories together.
August is one of my favorite months of the year because it means that we are back to school. There is something exciting about the new curriculum, the new school supplies, getting back into a solid routine, and the eagerness of learning something we didn't know yet. The other thing I love about August is that it is the ushering of fall, which is my favorite season.
Hi friends!Ok so a couple weeks ago I know I jumped on here and I made this big post about how I was going to get back to blogging and learn to be more consistent, and...insert all the empty promises here. Have we figured out that as much as I want to be that person… Continue reading My Newest Love/Hate Relationship With Homeschool Resources