Mar 5, 2011
I have spent months mulling it over in my head, weighing, pondering, and praying about the coming school year. I have spent weeks on end watching the kids and really noticing the how and whys of their actions, thoughts, and interest level in school. After much consideration I have (temporarily) jumped the classical ship. I plan to head back that way come 5th grade or so (just in time for the beginning of a new 4yr rotation) but for now we need to relax, laugh and have more fun.
What did I go with? Well besides all the issues regarding the kids, I also wanted something that I just didn't have to think about and plan out every single day. I wanted it all grab and go with lesson plans already done for me. So we went with Sonlight.
We went with the customizable Yr 1 package and the customizable Yr 3. We stuck with Horizons math for Ian but switched to Saxon for Caitlin. I do not like Saxon math for reasons I can not put my finger on but Caitlin thrives on it. So who cares what I think, she learns better with it. I added in a few things like Explode the Code for both kids plus Wordly Wise, Sequential Spelling, and a couple of other things to beef up the language arts program. Caitlin will be learning Latin and both kids will play around with typing and Spanish. I feel so much better about next year and I have to say I have never been so excited to see lesson plans in my life!
We also found out we have an amazing homeschooling co-op here. WOOT WOOT! I am so excited to join the group next year. (They work on a semester base with the last class in 6 weeks).
Posted by Kim at 7:00 AM