I’ve been getting our curriculum organized for school to start–hopefully we will be ready before the end of this week.
For the 2009/2010 school year, each of the boys will be doing a different level for language arts, math, and handwriting, but we will all be doing a combination of two levels for science and history.
What We’re Doing
We are using World Cultures and Eastern Hemisphere from Sonlight, two levels of Sonlight biology, three different levels of Sonlight language arts, Handwriting Without Tears, and Shiller Math for everyone. This will be our first year with Shiller Math, and I ordered both Kit I and Kit II. The boys are all taking placement tests to see where to start. I’m hoping it will be a good transition from the Miquon and Keys to… that we’ve been doing.
It’s going to be a challenge to fit it all in, but we are all eager to jump in. Other than curriculum and books, the only other school supplies we’ve had to purchase are new markers to replace the dried out ones, a couple of notebooks, a pack of white paper, and a pack of card stock. We have enjoyed browsing through all the cool new supplies at Target, though.
The boys found some Harry Potter composition books and folders they just had to have, and they have all been making up stories and writing them down, along with lots of drawings.
They are playing “newspaper office” almost everyday, where they all sit down at their desks and create newspapers on newsprint paper and then try to sell them to each other–all with a Harry Potter theme, of course. They have come up with some really creative and funny results.
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