Tuesday, September 18, 2007

First Day of School

Well, we had a belated first day of school. With all the packing and unpacking and visiting and visits from relitives I barely have had the time to order curriculum - let alone get anything started! The majority of my time online since we got online again has been searching for and ordering what we are going to use this year. Here's what we are doing:

  • Math - ACE - the same thing we used last year. The kids aren't fond of it at all but I was afraid to deviate from what we've used because I'm not sure of the level of their math skills from ACE and I didn't want to order something different and end up with learning gaps.
  • Spelling - A Reason for Spelling
  • Handwriting - A Reason For Handwriting
These are the three that we have and are working on right now. Next week we will be starting:
  • Science - Real Science 4 Kids Chemistry Pre-Level 1
  • Reading/History/Social Studies/Art/etc. - Prairie Primer with the Little House on the Prairie Series. This is an excellent unit study that we will also intagrate SD history into and visit the Laur*a Inga*lls Wil*der Homestead and Prairie Vill*age here in SD in the spring. They are both pretty close so we are really looking forward to it.
I haven't picked out English yet because I'm not sure if or how it's involved in the Prairie Primer so after we get that I will make my decision about where to go from there.

2 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

I want to do the Little House unit study!! :D How cool that you are so close to everything too.

Jamie said...

Wow, that is awesome that you're close to it all- Hannah would LOVE it! I've looked into that study before. You'll have to let us know how you like it!