I recently wrote my “Our 2015/2016 School Year” post but we are not ready to start the new school year just yet.
With Ethan and Lance there are a few things I’d like us to do before the school year starts. I also want us to ease into this year, start slow. The boys will not be in full swing until January.
I have all kinds of plans whirling in my head so let me see if I can get it all written down in a way that makes sense to y’all =)
Homeschool in the Woods: I want to finish our Egypt study and then do History Through the Ages: The Old Testament and if we have time the New Testament.
SHOELACE BOOKS: I want to get Lance started with the Simply Language Arts program and possibly Spelling.
I am combining SHOELACE BOOKS LA-3 with Elementary Bible and Grammar. I like how Shoelace Books includes picture studies, copywork, dictation, and some fun activities like crossword puzzles, unscramble the words and so forth.
I haven’t received Elementary Bible and Grammar yet but from the samples it looks like the student will complete 1 worksheet a week (but I could be wrong).
So right now, I want to get Lance using Simply Language Arts 3.
Brookdale House: With Ethan I want to use Write Through Early Modern History Level 2 Cursive before I have him pick-up IEW All Things Fun & Fascinating. Modern History covers copywork, dictation, color coding grammar, and narrations.
Progeny Press: Before starting our new school year I want to complete Stone Fox literature study with Lance. I think this will be fun.
Reading Kingdom: I want both boys to use this a lot before we start our new school year.
SHOELACE BOOKS: It would be great if Ethan completed Simply Phonics 3 so that’s on my ‘to finish’ list before we start.
I guess what I would like before starting our 2016 school year is to include lots of copywork, dictation, narrations, and practice reading.
I do plan to start some of our new school curricula but slowly. I’m very excited about our new school books and all but at the same time I want to continue with our Review School theme and use what I already own (everything listed above will not cost me any $$$-except for the Old Testament Activity Pack).
With using the above items sort gives me a relaxed school feel as well. I think we are going to have lots of fun (at least I will, ha-ha).
If you live right, chances are your children will too. But teach them everything. What you don't teach them someone else will-and you might not like those lessons.-The Delany Sisters
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