Monday, August 6, 2012

OK I finally began ordering curriculum to get this year started.  Here is what we will be doing this year.

Math: Saxon Algebra 1/2
English: Rod and Staff
Writing: Writing Strands
Vocab:  Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Science: Chemistry: using Christian Kids Explore (since I already have it)
History:  Mystery of History Vol 3 (we love this history)
Critical Thinking: Art of Argument (still hoping to purchase)

Josie and Mazzy:
Math: Miquon workbooks
Reading: 100 Easy Lessons (already part way through)
Language:  First Language Lessons
Writing: Writing With Ease
(they will sit in on history and do some chemistry experiments with Syd)
Handwriting: I will use online sources for worksheets and copywork.  I will share some pf these sites in a later post.

Reading: begin 100 Easy lessons
I have K4 and Letter of The Week curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler:
She is having a giveaway right now for this curriculum!!!!

Ruby:  Anything to keep her busy!

Art: Using Artist study from Confessions of a Homeschooler (its free and free is good)
Lots of crafts and fun stuff

Music: Composer study from Confessions of a Homeschooler (very low price)
Listen to lots of different music!
Going to teach several of the girls how to play the mountain dulcimer this year. Yipee!

Read LOTS AND LOTS of good Living Books!!!  If you don't know what that means let me know.

Well you get the idea of what books will be laying around my house this year.  Let me know if you are using any of this same material!


  1. I have a Josie too! Loved seeing what you'll be doing this year. Picking curriculum is so fun - planning it out, not so much!

    This is my first year homeschooling (officially) and I am over the top excited. Trying to temper it so we don't burn out too quickly! I have a feeling I am going to learn as much as Josie is!

  2. I find that I learn right along with my kids. Why dont I remember this stuff? I told my husband when I get done homeschooling I will have graduated school 6 times. HAHA. I hope you enjoy the homeschool journey, it can be hard at times but you just always have to remember why you are doing it.

    We always have trouble with burn out at some point in the year. I am going to try a year round scheadule this year so we can include more frequent brakes from the daily stuff. That is the greatness of HSing, flexibility.

    How old is your Josie?

    Keep in touch Nicole and thanks for reading my blog!

  3. Happy Schooling!! Stopping by from the blog hop.

    1. Kelly, glad you stopped to visit. I am trying to find the time to hop around the blogs a little more. Hope you stop back again soon.

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