I realize many families have already started school, or will start this week. Not us. Not yet. Good thing too, because I’m not ready.
But, I did get a little excited as I pulled all of our stuff out of the large bin I’ve had it in since we purchased it at the Midwest Homeschool Convention. (Whew, that was a convoluted sentence! Sorry.)
We’re doing something totally different this year. We’ve pretty much stuck with textbooks/workbooks for most of our years, and I came to the conclusion this past spring that I really did not want to do the same thing again.
Enter My Father’s World! We are going to dive into Exploring Countries and Cultures. As I pulled books out today, there was already oohing and ahhing over what they saw! That’s a really good thing, in my mind.
With that as our core, here are the other things I added:
For my 8th grader
*Math-U-See’s Algebra 1
*Crispin: The Cross of Lead Book and Study Guide by Progeny Press
Plus, we’ll be doing a few co-op classes this year, but I’m not yet sure what those will be. I did hear that there might be a Health class. Also, she’s doing dance and voice lessons and regular theater rehearsals and productions.
For my 5th grader
*Language Lessons for the Elementary Child
*Redwall Book and Study Guide by Progeny Press
She will be participating in the co-op classes, and will be continuing in tae kwon do. (Side note–she tests for her black belt on September 1st!)
The other difference for this year is that we will be adding a student to our homeschool! I have a friend whose daughter will be joining us. She is also an 8th grader, and will fit right into what we’re planning on doing. It’s one of those God-things.