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Monday, June 6, 2016

2016-17 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Even though we have two months off for summer vacation, no time was wasted in making plans for our next homeschool year.  Caleb will be entering 8th grade, and Micah will be entering 3rd grade.  Here are the curriculum choices for the upcoming school year.

Caleb, Eighth Grade
Bible --
Wise Up!  Wisdom in Proverbs
Grammar -- Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8
Writing -- Write with the Best; Writing Frames
Literature -- Abeka Grade 8
Math -- Math U See Pre-algebra
History -- Notgrass America the Beautiful
Science -- Master Books Intro to Oceanography and Ecology
Vocabulary -- Vocabulary Cartoons

Micah, Third GradeBible -- Growing with God
English -- Time4Learning
Math -- Time4Learning
Science -- Time4Learning
Social Studies -- Time4Learning
Spelling -- Spelling Classroom Grade 3
Writing -- WriteShop Primary Books B and C
Handwriting -- BJU Grade 3
Reading --reading books of different genres and completing quizzes on Book Adventure

Caleb's new materials will be Bible (which I'm super excited about...using the book of Proverbs to gain wisdom for everyday life), Grammar, Writing, Literature, Math (familiar but we stepped away from MUS a few years back), and Science.  He used the same History and Vocabulary last year.  I'm trying to prep him for high school, so he knows what to expect and isn't shocked or taken aback by the work load he'll be responsible for as he goes up in grade.

Micah is using all familiar curriculum next year.  We are playing math by ear because he doesn't enjoy the animated, cartoonish aspect of Time4Learning; however, I like that it's thorough and easy to navigate for both of us.  I've looked into other computer math programs, which is his preferred style of learning, but none really struck my fancy.  I've assured him that should T4L become 'too babyish', that we'll try to find something comparable.  So, if any of you homeschool moms out there reading this have any suggestions, please send them my way.  It would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fun with Friends and Family...

March, April, and May were spent enjoying time with friends, hanging out as a family, and just enjoying life.  Here are some snapshots of all the fun...

Caleb skating with his friend, Wyatt

Fun at the beach with friends after homeschool co-op

Caleb receiving his Presidential Fitness certificate at SAINTS PE

Fun at the dinosaur exhibit at the botanical gardens with homeschool friends

Enjoying Brian's day off...bowling and gun range

Caleb after getting his locks cut

Fishing in the pond in the backyard

Skating with the homeschool Teen Club

Caleb after getting his hair cut just a tad bit shorter

Friday, June 3, 2016

Micah's 8th Birthday

Micah turned 8 back in March, and we had a small celebration with a few of his friends.  He also chose to spend some time at the beach with the family.  It was a great celebration, and he is growing into such a special young boy.

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