Homeschool First Quarter Update

Hey Guys!

We’ve completed our first quarter of homeschool for the 2020-2021 school year, so today i thought i would give an update on how our first quarter went.

We’ve finished 2 books in literature, so far. We are doing The Waldock Way’s – Passport To Adventures, which has us reading The Magic Treehouse Series. I’m not a huge fan of this “curriculum”, i feel like for $40 you don’t get much. You get lists of extra things you should/could buy for each book (toys for sensory bins, games, puzzles, etc.), but i feel like that is something you could just come up with on your own without spending the money on it.

Spanish is going remarkably well. The kids are retaining all the new words they are learning really well. I highly recommend Flip Flop Spanish!! Even my 4 year old is speaking Spanish.

We have finished up our first unit in History, which was all about Ancient Greece & Ancient Asia. My 7th grader enjoyed learning about the caste system and my 4th grader enjoyed learning about what life was like for children in Ancient Greece.

In Science we have finished our first unit study, which was on Arthropods. The kids all loved the different experiments we did, like using our sense of smell to find our “hive” (cotton balls with essential oils on them).

Everything has been going really well. We’ve been liking our schedule and having Monday’s off has been great.

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5 Fall Children’s Books You’re Going To Love

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing 5 Fall books that you and your children are sure to love!

Autumn in the Forest – This adorable little board book follows a chipmunk through the forest, as it prepares for winter.

Fall Leaves – Such a beautiful book, that really captures the spirit of Fall.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves – This book will have you falling in love with Fletcher the fox and his innocence.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn – A lovely, sweet, and beautifully illustrated book!

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves – My children and I love all the “There Was An Old Lady..” books!

Have you read any of these books? What’s your favorite Fall themed children’s book?

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October Books

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Today i’m sharing what we are reading in October.

Samuel (10th Grade)

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Book 2)

Dasean (7th Grade)

Back Before Dark (Code of Silence Book 2)

Karina (4th Grade)

The Never Girls Collection, book 2

Cruz & Lincoln (1st Grade & Preschool)

Fish Out of Water

Good Night Gorilla

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Ice Cream Summer

Sheep in a Jeep

Veronica (Me)

When No One Is Watching

Read Aloud

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, book 2)

That’s all we are reading this month. What are you reading?

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September Books

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It’s been awhile since i’ve shared what books we are reading, so i thought today i would share we are are reading in September.

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Samuel (10th Grade)

The Maze Runner

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Dasean (7th Grade)

Code of Silence

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Karina (4th Grade)

The Never Girls Collection – Book 1

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Cruz (1st Grade) and Lincoln (Preschool)

Blueberries For Sal

The Runaway Bunny

Caps for Sale

Corduroy

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

If you Give a Dog a Donut

Make Way for Ducklings

Rechenka’s Egg

An Egg is Quiet

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Veronica (Me)

The Wives

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Read Aloud

Dinosaurs Before Dark

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Those are all the books we are reading in September. What are you reading?

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Homeschool Curriculum Picks {2020-2021}

Hey Guys!

Today i’m sharing what homeschool curriculum we are using this upcoming school year.

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I’ll start with my youngest first.

My youngest is 4 years old and he is going to be in preschool this year. I know you don’t really need a curriculum for preschool, and with most of my kids we didn’t really do any formal preschool. They just kind of hung out and colored, or made messes while we schooled. However, this year i thought it would be fun to try out something different.

Let me just say this, there are sooo many wonderful preschool curriculum options out there, that i couldn’t pick just one. That’s right, we have 3 different ones we are going to be using.

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The Peaceful Preschool – This will be the main curriculum i use.

A Year of Playing Skillfully – I will take bits and pieces from this curriculum and add it in each month.

Before 5 in a Row – Once again, this one i will just be taking bits and pieces from and add it in as we go.

That’s it for my preschooler…

For my 6 year old/1st grader we will be using the following:

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MathMath-U-See Alpha level

English/Language ArtsThe Good and the Beautiful Language Arts level 1

HistoryThe Good and the Beautiful History 2 

Science – various The Good and the Beautiful science units

ReadingAll About Reading level 1 and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

HandwritingThe Good and the Beautiful level 1

SpanishFlip Flop Spanish

 

For my 9 year old/4th grader we will be using the following:

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MathMath-U-See Delta level

English/Language ArtsThe Good and the Beautiful Language Arts level 4

HistoryThe Good and the Beautiful History 2

Science – various The Good and the Beautiful science units

ReadingAll About Reading level 3

HandwritingThe Good and the Beautiful level 2

VocabularyWordly Wise book 4

SpanishFlip Flop Spanish

 

For my 12 year old/7th grader we will be using the following:

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MathTeaching Textbooks pre-algebra

English/Language ArtsThe Good and the Beautiful Language Arts level 7

HistoryThe Good and the Beautiful History 2

Science – various The Good and the Beautiful science units

SpellingSpelling Connections 7 

HandwritingThe Good and the Beautiful level 7

VocabularyWordly Wise book 7

SpanishFlip Flop Spanish

 

For my 15 year old/10th grader we will be using the following:

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MathTeaching Textbooks geometry 

English/Language ArtsThe Good and the Beautiful Language Arts High School 1

HistoryBJU World History

ScienceApologia Chemistry

SpanishRosetta Stone

VocabularyWordly Wise book 10

Personal FinanceFoundations in Personal Finance

P.E. – various activities

So, that’s it! That’s all the curriculum we are using this year. If you are a fellow homeschooler, i’d love to hear what curriculum you are using this year.

Happy Homeschooling!

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