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Our 2013/2014 Homeschool Curriculum

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It never fails that I always change things up in our homeschool curriculum. I get introduced to something new, or just want to try something new to keep things fresh. There is also life changes that play a part in my choices. For instance our newest addition to the family will be here in December. So, I am planning around her birth as I am doing things too.

2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum

Everyone will be using the following on their appropriate level.

Bible-Who Am I by Apologia

Grammar-Growing with Grammar

Spelling-Soaring with Spelling

Writing-Winning with Writing

Math-Life of Fred

History-American History from Bright Ideas Press

Americanhistory

Geography- Little Passports USA edition *NOW THROUGH AUGUST 20th GET 40% OFF OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WITH CODE: OFF40*

Little Passports

Science-God’s Design for Life from Answers in Genesis

God's Design for life

Reading-For the older 2 they are using the library with journals. For the twins they are using All About Reading Level 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the bulk of what we will be doing this year. I am really excited about our choices, and am looking forward to getting started. The first few boxes have already arrived, and with each delivery the kids are getting more excited.

What are you using this year?

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Reading Love

Both my husband and I have always been readers. Well, let me correct that. When I was younger and before children, I loved to read. Somehow with the craziness of having 4 kids in 4 years I lost my inner bookworm somewhere. I was still buying them, just not taking the time to read them.  As my kids have gotten get older, I wanted so badly for them to love reading as I did as a child. I tried several different books and could never spark an interest. After we moved, we went several months without cable. (Best thing we ever did!) The kids lost their addiction for TV and found their love for books. I also began taking the time to read again.  Now, my older two are going through books so fast we are visiting our favorite bookstores about once a week!
We have also started family reading time. About a month ago we were reading Swiss Family Robinson. My husband had the great idea to turn out all the lights and light candles all around the living room as we read that night. We were reading the part about the ship going down in the storm, and one of our Oklahoma storms came rolling in. As we were reading about their storm, we were listening to our own right outside. The thunder and lightening were an amazing effect to our reading hour. I think that will be a memory that last in their little minds for years to come.
If you have a hard time getting your children to read here are some different ways that we have tried that the children love. Reading can and should be fun!
-Make a tent or fort and have reading time inside it.
-Turn all the lights out and read by candle light.
-Make trips to the bookstore and library to let them look around and choose their own book.
-Join summer reading programs so they can earn rewards for their reading.
-Take the books outside. My kids LOVE to read on the deck.

 

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