Well, now that we are into our lessons a few weeks, we thought we would change things up a bit. Like many homeschooling parents, we always find something not working out for us. The nice thing is we can change. I know when we first started homeschooling, I was so scared to change the curriculum once we started. I felt like we were giving up, I was making things to easy for the kids, and that I was teaching them to be quitters. After a few years, I realized that when it comes to learning, especially the basics, you do what you have to do to get them to learn. If they need a different program, you find it! If they absolutely dislike a program, you change it. I realized that learning should be fun, not tedious. If children dread their lessons and school, it will turn them off from learning. My goal is to create life long learners.
So after being back to school for a few months now, we made a few changes......
Religion~ No changes here
Faith and Life 6
Gospel of Mark
Gospel of Luke
I do want to add daily Mass a few times a week especially during Advent.
Voyages in English 5 (Therese loves)
Voyages in English 6 (Michael doesn't like)
Saxon Math 65
Spelling~ Everybody changed
The Harp and the Laurel Wreath
Pioneers and Patriots
History Study Time Travelers The Early 19th Century
History Study Time Travelers The Civil War
U.S. State Study~
Peterson Field Guide Birds
Peterson Field Guide Color in book
Peterson Guide Trees
Art~ We have been so busy we haven't even started this yet
9 week study of various artists.... George Seurat, John James Audubon, Georgia O'Keeffe, Grandma Moses
Music from the different time periods we will be covering in history
ex. Civil War, Pioneer Days, War World I & War World II