If you’ve read the blog over the past few months you probably caught on that we will be homeschooling this upcoming year!
Emma will be in Kindergarten and Colt in Preschool.
Just a few fun facts…
+I was homeschooled K-12. So I have a pretty good idea of how homeschooling works 😉
+ I never thought I would homeschool myself. I always thought I’d send my kids to public school.
+The Lord has a way of changing your heart…funny how that happens!
+Do I plan to homeschool my kids K-12? We’re just going to take it a year at a time 🙂
Over the summer I have asked my mom for curriculum ideas,
talked to a few other homeschooling moms and researched.
I’ve pulled together what I think will be the best choice of curriculum for our family.
I thought I’d share what we’ll be using this year.
After we’ve used it for a couple months I’ll check back in and let you know what I think about it!
This is more of an old fashioned curriculum.
I love it because the reading is old-fashioned stories of life on an Amish farm.
The books say it’s 1st grade work… but it’s really Kindergarten level.
Just so you don’t get confused if you were to order!
-For everything else-
Little Hearts for His Glory
I am most excited about this part of our school year!
Here’s a description of what Little Hearts for His Glory is…
Little Hearts for His Glory was written with the busy homeschool teacher in mind. It provides a way to do great activities without all of the usual planning and preparation required. Simple daily plans are divided into 9 boxes, which can be spaced throughout the day as time allows. Quick and easy activities require little or no preparation and use only materials you’re likely to have on hand.
The “Learning Through History” part of the program gives an overview of history from creation through present day. Bible stories are integrated with history stories. This allows students to see how the Bible fits into history and how we got to where we are today.
It includes: Bible Memory Work, Devotional Topics, Science Discovery, Art Projects, Dramatic Play, Thinking Games, Rhymes, Gross Motor Skills and Music.
Does that not sound fun??!!!
And I really love how they have it all planned out for you.
You simply put include the lessons you will be doing for your Handwriting, Math and Phonics.
And that’s it!
That’s our curriculum for the year!
I’m planning on doing a four day school week.
We’re going to take one day a week to go on field trips/exploring with other homeschool friends!
Some of you have asked what I plan on doing with
the rest of the kids while I work with Emma on school.
Eloise is still a morning napper so we’ll do the majority of our school while she’s snoozing.
Colt will be doing most of the school work that Emma is doing.
And I will keep Cade entertained with books, play-do, coloring and toys.
He’s pretty easy to entertain!
We’re not going to start until after Labor Day.
I am not quite ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. 🙂
So we’re going to soak in the pool and lazy mornings just a little bit longer!
If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments!