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. Such sweet pictures!

    I am interested in your studies this year – I’m not familiar with everything you’ve listed.

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

  4. 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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