Its that time of year. We have been racking our brains on which curriculum we want to go with. We are also planning some new things for this year. One of those things will be starting a “family newsletter”. This newsletter will be written by Deidra and Kiana. They will be sharing what is going on in our homeschool, family life, and maybe some biblical news, prophecy, or other things. It will include pictures on occasion. You will be receiving it via email, with a special snail mail version for special occasions.
I hope you all enjoy it when you receive it.
And this year, we have joined The Homeschool Lounge. They are putting on a “Homeschool Open House 2009” were you can win some prizes if you participate. I plan on participating. Some of you may be familiar with them, and some may not. I knew they existed and had been on the site, but only recently have I joined, for free, and I am paying attention to them. I think all homeschoolers should check them out.
For this year, I believe we have settled on the Robinson Curriculum as our choice. We are still looking at a math program. We will either be sticking with Math U See or we will be going with Singapore or Saxon. We are not really sure. Deidra would like to go with Singapore and Kiana would like to stay with MUS. But the RC suggests Saxon. So that is still being debated. If you have any suggestions or opinions on this matter, just leave a comment!
For bible, we are investing in some more Doorposts books to use, as well as some other things here and there. We have the “For Instruction in Righteousness” from Doorposts, but I am eager to order the Polished Cornerstones book for raising daughters. And they have a few other things I want to pick up. Plus they have a new chart “the put on” chart, which I will also be ordering.
I wanted to give an update on the school room. As you know, or may not know, the bonus room is in the process of being done/finished. We are still missing trim work around the windows, curtain rods, curtains (other than the black ones for the projector for the media side you see in the pictures below), and some other things need to be done. We are in the market for a “country” or “rustic” style table for school work. So that part is empty.
So here are the pictures of the school room.
P.S: I just thought I would through some pictures in of Myrtle Beach a few weeks ago!
Ok, this is the big pic, see those big long Encyclopedia Brittanica? 25 Vol. set from the thrift store for $12. I love to buy old books, and these are old. First printed in Scotland in 1768, copyright is 1968 printed in USA. Pretty cool I think! There is a nice little diddy printed on the inside “Let knowledge grow from more to more and thus be human life enriched.” I Sure am being enriched since homeschooling. I am learning as much, or more, as the girls. I have a new love of learning, and of collection old books. In our newsletter, I will let Dede share about some of the old books we have picked up at the thrift store. You will be surprised what we have found.
Dede and Kiki showing off the balls they picked. Kiki’s is green, and Dede’s is purple.