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My Boys

Next year with Caleb and Brent I plan for them to work on their own even more. Right now I spend about an 1.5 hours with them. I go over their Rod and Staff English, Writing & Rhetoric, Social Studies, All About Spelling, and Thursday and Friday Spelling You See: dictation.

Once I am done with the teacher time part the boys complete their assignments on their own. They are doing really well and I’m proud of how far they’ve come.
But, I’m sure going to miss our 1.5 hour that we spent together when the time comes for them to hopefully start Heart of Dakota full time again.

I’m going to miss their laughing and being silly with each other.
My plans for their 7th and 8th school year is to have Brent use Revival to Revolution with a mix of CTC Math and Math Essentials.
For Caleb, I’d love for him to use Missions to Modern Marvels with a mix of CTC Math and Math-U-See.

We won’t start our new school year until January of 2015. This year I’ve been working to start our school years in January instead of September.
This way we can enjoy the holidays without a heavy school load. We will take 3 weeks off this summer because of our vacation then start right back up. Work through the middle of November.

In November we’ll do ‘summer’ school. Meaning we will have a lighter load. Maybe math and reading.

December we will continue with a few subjects and finally the first two weeks of January we’ll do no school at all. Just read, read, and read. At least that’s what I’ll be doing.

In the middle of January we’ll start our new school year.

That is our plan for my 7th and 8th grade boys.

Speaking of grades, just to make things easier their actual 7th and 8th grade year will start in January but I’m calling them a 7th grader and 8th grader now. It just makes things simple for AWANA, Sunday School, and such.


  1. Look at all that you are accomplishing :) I've often thought about starting in January, but it never seems to work out.

    I hope my comment comes through.

  2. Love your blog Mrs. W ;)

    Hopefully it will work out for us.


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