This August we began our fifth year of homeschooling! We’ve gone from this —
My how they grow!
And a little mommy tear trickles down my face as I see time passing…
I do want my children to spread their wings and leave the house someday –
but for now I am savoring every last drop of these little years.
And I must say that I am so grateful that everyday I get to wake up to these little faces
and together we experience the wonder
of Math, Reading, History, Grammar, Latin, Science, Music, and God’s Word.
I am thankful for our days at home because our evenings have been full
with football and cheerleading nearly every evening.
It’s been great because Alexis’ squad cheers for Alex’s team!
Another tradition I started for the first day of school is taking a picture of Alexis in one of my dresses and Alex in one of his Dad’s shirts – and watch them grow!
And every year I get a lot of emails asking what curriculum I use to homeschool my children.
So here’s our full list of curriculum for 2013-2014:
Classical Conversations provides our History, Science, Geography, Grammar, Latin, Art and some Music. This is a class we attend with other homeschool students on Tuesdays from 9am-3pm. Here’s a picture of our group. We LOVE this group!
For Math, we are using Saxon.
For Language Arts, we are using Sonlight.
For Writing we are using Essentials of the English Language.
For Handwriting, we are using Classical Conversations Pre-Scripts (cursive).
And this is the flow of our day:
The kids wake in the morning to assignments and pink post-it notes with instructions on the kitchen table.
While I am doing my morning Blogging/Facebooking/Tweeting/Pinning – they begin their work that they can do independently. This is about 45 minutes of work and it includes their personal devotional time in God’s word. Then we have breakfast. Then we have another hour of school work that we do together and then a break to play. After lunch we do another hour of school work together and then a one hour reading/piano/quiet time in the afternoon…and then –we play!
That about sums up our day here! If you are new to WLW or homeschooling – you can see my 5 Part video series on the benefits, challenges and my routines of homeschooling –>> here.
Chime In: Are you a homeschooler? Share in the comment section what curriculum you are using, how your day flows or what your homeschool group is like and if you blog and have already blogged on your new homeschool year – feel free to share the link with us in the comment section!
Walk with the King,