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This school year has felt like one of those roller coaster rides that excite you and scare you all at the same time. We started out the year with our oldest beginning his 5th grade year in our local public school. Due to the continuous look of defeat on our son’s face as he struggled day in and day out. (He struggles with ADHD and medication is not an option for us. I will try to explain that all in another post). We decided to finally take the plunge to homeschool.
I was amazed at the changes that took place in our oldest. He began to show more confidence in his ability to succeed. Along with the fact I have watched him work the hardest I have ever seen him work academically to succeed.
Finally the year ended with his yearly required assessment test where he totally blew me away. It was a moment of confirmation for me as I read his test results. We were doing just what God wanted us to do. (Please note I am not one of those who feel homeschooling is in fact to educate our children.) We could not be prouder of our 6th grader!!
So what is next on this journey our family is on?
Well we have decided to homeschool year round. This seems to be a better fit for us since our children are really excelling. All their new curriculum has been ordered (for those who will need it) and this momma has been in full planning mode, as I prepare to teach not only a 6th grader but also a Kindergartner (be still my heart).
So what will we be using?
As a family we will continue to utilize unit studies. These have all been children led. Which means that who knows we may be studying Christmas in October. But that is completely ok!! After all children learn best what they are interested in. I will be tailoring these studies to each child’s particular academic level. We will also continue to do family devotions as a group as our school’s Bible time. (Warning the links below are affiliate links. )
For Our 6th Grader:
***For spelling, music, french and art we will be using various websites***
For Our Kindergartner :
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Our primary focus is on reading, writing and math. All other things will be covered through either our unit studies or by various activities.
|Math K5 Worktext, Fourth Edition|
|Beginning Manuscript Handwriting|
**Music and art will be handled using various website. Spelling and a second language will not be introduced at this time. **
For Our Pre-K Children:
We will continue to use Easy Peasy and they will also particapte in the unit studies.
So there ya have it. This is our 2015-2016 line up.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?