Our school year started on August 20th so we are officially done with 3 weeks of school. I read all over the web of other homeschoolers that use lots of different curriculum for their children. I’m a little afraid of that so I stick with one thing. We use Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum. I really like it and don’t have any plans to switch.
Isaiah is in 5th grade and doing well. One of the main problems I have with him is that he doesn’t think through things when he has to write short reports. I have a hard time helping him because I’ve never been a writer either.
Josiah is in 3rd grade. This is his first year to start writing reports. He’s doing a good job.
After my realization of failure with Timothy last year I am doing 1st grade with him again. He just turned 7 in June. I did not order new curriculum for him as we didn’t use all of from last year. I’m excited with the progress he and I have made so far this year! He is doing really well, and with God’s help I have been consistent! I have made it a point that during school time there is nothing more important than school!
Silas is in kindergaten. He is a great learner! He seems to really love school. He has fun learning sounds and doesn’t seem to get too frustrated when learning new things.
As far as Luke goes, I had gone through all the workbooks and things that I have (which is too much!) and just decided that when he wanted to, I’d “do school” with him. However, last week Stacie from Motherhood on a Dime announced that she was going to start sharing a preschool curriculum that she is writing. Luke is 3 (he’ll be 4 next month), but he is not your typical 3 year old. He’s only been talking for a few months and doesn’t use a whole lot of complete sentences. He’s really smart just never really wanted to talk…maybe something to do with having 4 older brothers to talk for him! ;)
Stacie’s curriculum is called God’s Little Explorer’s. We just completed our first week of it and we love it!! Here are some pictures of things that Luke did this week while learning the letter X.
On day one Luke went on a treasure hunt to find his supplies for the year and to find the greatest treasure of all, God’s Word!
Luke made an X with the pom-pom magnets that I learned to make here.
I’m really happy with how the year has started.