Lot’s of people have asked me about the curriculum we will be using this year. This is my first year to home-school so I have put a lot of time and energy into this subject. The amount of curriculum out there is enormous. Scary enormous. I read a lot of reviews and talked to a few long time home-schooling friends. Some people told me that I didn’t need anything but a library card…I quickly decided that I wasn’t smart enough for that method. The best advise came from a woman I barely knew from the local co-op who told me to make sure that I read to my children everyday. Reading time is everyone’s favorite part of the day. Even Littlest loves this time and has been working hard to learn his letters ever since we started reading together. He is only 19 months old and I am amazed by his self motivation to learn. Here is our course of study for Biggest in third grade and Sparkles and JR in first grade:

Christian Light Education for Reading, Penmanship, and Language Arts.

Math U See

The Story of the World Vol 1 with both recommended encyclopedia’s

Artistis Pursuits Vol 1

Fifty State Study lapbook found here:  state study

R.E.A.L Science Odyssey Life Level 1  with lots of nature journaling added

A presidential election unit study and this summer we will learn about special elections. Our community is having a special election over alcohol sales so we will learn about the whole process this summer.