Homeschooling, 2015-2016

So although we have been schooling year-round, we decided to claim a day as the official start to the new school year. Thus, today is our “first day of school” for the 2015-2016 school year! For us, this meant pulling out a couple new textbooks that Gabriel has been very excited about ~ especially Greek! And it has also meant that Gabriel got to choose the food for the day: grilled cheese sandwiches (with peaches and yogurt) for lunch, chocolate chip cookies for an afternoon snack, and homemade mac & cheese (with carrots, salad, and fresh bread) for dinner. It also included the kids getting pictures taken on the front porch this morning, just for fun. :)

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For anyone (not sure who it might be!) who is interested, this is our general setup & bookish goals for this school year, which I guess we’ll call Second Grade for our seven-year-old, although we are not so very interested in emphasizing grades.

MATH—
Saxon 3

ENGLISH—
Rod & Staff 2
Classically Cursive
How to Report on Books
Draw & Write
The Grammar of Spelling
Reading (this is limitless… we love libraries…)

BIBLE—
Acts
Big Book of Q&A About Jesus
I and II Samuel
Stand Fast in the Way of Truth
Catechism

HISTORY—
Bede’s History of US
A Child’s History of the World

GEOGRAPHY—
States & Capitals
Geography Songs
Legends & Leagues (South, then East, etc)

GREEK—
Code Cracker
Song School Greek

ART—
Bible Stories Coloring Book
365 Things to Draw & Paint

MUSIC—
First Discovery, composer series
piano lessons

SPORTS—
martial arts

4 Replies to “Homeschooling, 2015-2016”

  1. Wow! That list is huge! Looking forward to hearing how it all goes for you.
    The kids are adorable and growing way too fast as always…
    Miss you.

  2. I will try to hyperlink things so that it’s easier to see, for the rare person (like you, Tammy!) who might be interested. 🙂

  3. Loved hearing about your schooling adventures and what the 2015-2016 list looks like. Funny thing is that it almost makes me miss that first day of school all over again. Ha!
    The pictures are fun; your children are so sweet holding up their little signs. I can’t believe how tall Evangeline is getting!

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