Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Who we are and what we are doing
I am a homeschooling mom teaching one child (with two boys running around and absorbing what they can). Our oldest is Squirt currently starting Creation to the Greeks in 4th grade. We have been using My Father's World for two years now. We completed Adventures in My Father's World for Squirt's second grade and just finished up Exploring Countries and Cultures about three weeks ago for her 3rd grade. We have enjoyed every minute of it (well mostly, we have had our bumps in the road). We used other curriculums for K and 1st but I was incredibly thankful when the Lord led us to find My Father's World.
Squirt is in 4th grade starting this week.
Buddy is 3 1/2 and learning by osmosis. See his journey with complex food allergies and our story and ideas about that at http://quietlyrunningtherace.blogspot.com/.
Bubba is 17 months and keeping me busy keeping him out of everything. He is very smart and very quick.
We are using My Father's World Creation to the Greeks, which is part of a five year history cycle designed to be used with 3-8 grades. When Buddy finishes K and 1st he will join us wherever we are in the history cycle.
We use Intermediate Language Lessons and Writing Strands for language (along with English from the Roots Up). We just finished up Primary Language Lessons after using it for 2nd and 3rd grade. We started Intermediate Language Lessons this week (aka ILL).
We are using Spelling Power (but rather half haphazardly since Squirt is a natural born speller)
We are using Singapore Math US Edition. Squirt started 3A this week. Math has been our biggest challenge but Squirt is making progress and I try and keep her from getting to emotional about it when we hit a speed bump.
I hope to post things when I can. But my goal is to have this blog serve as a journal but being mindful that it should not take away from other things that are more important.
So off to get some r and r and help hubby clean up.