School. It’s finally here. We started this week with bang and are excited about what is in store. This year we decided to become a little more techie in our homeschool with the addition of two Chromebooks. Already we see an amazing difference. Last year, we shared one computer between the four of us; it was rarely NOT in use. Now we each have a computer so we can all quickly get on and off at the same time, allowing more time to live life.
The addition of Chromebooks has also made it possible for us to do techie projects using Google Slides, StoryJumper, Prezi, and more as well as the use of more digital curriculum. We now have the time and the availability to get creative both online and in our home with our learning!We now have the time and the availability to get creative learning both online and in our home.Click To Tweet
- English 5: Following God’s Plan by Rod and Staff Publishers, Inc.
This is the first book in the top-rated What We Believe series by Apologia devoted to developing a Biblical worldview of God and truth. We are reading the text as a family. The girls then complete their notebooking journal or junior notebooking journal on their own a couple times a week.
We will be supplementing our ancient history studies with audio collections from Jim Weiss and Diana Waring, living books and study guides from Illuminations, and select YouTube videos. We learned last year we really like learning from a variety of angles.
We will be copying passages from our history and Bible lessons using Illuminations’ copywork as a guide.
We are SO excited about this science choice. One day we will be reading about our topic and the next we will be experimenting! What could be more fun than that?! Oh, and on Fridays we will be supplementing with THESE amazing nature walks by Cindy West!
We specifically chose this Artistic Pursuits curriculum because it includes the study of several pieces of ancient art. We will be completing this curriculum alongside several ancient art YouTube tutorials.
And All that Extra Stuff
Besides our regular curriculum, we will be participating in several community homeschool activities including choir, ballet, PE, and even a small co-op this year. And of course we will be chasing around our little Kiwi. Between all of that, we will definitely be busy I’m sure.