Planning our School Year
One other important thing taking up a lot of my time lately is planning our school year.
We were very blessed to get a tax return this year, while not huge it was a help. Especially when we've had to pay for the last few years. We decided to use this to buy our homeschooling materials for the next few years. I lean mostly toward the classical methods and really wanted items that could be used with multiple age groups.
This post may contain affiliate links, my full disclosure can be read here.
I decided to go with math U see. And I'm glad I did! I just received there free information DVD today and watched it. I have to say I'm actually excited waiting for this to come lol!! There see it, write it, say it approach really makes sense. And I think using the manipulative blocks will really help our kids learn this.
For science I decided to go with God's design series. I like that its multi age level and creation based.
I also picked out Five in a Row to start with and will be doing a mix of their ideas and lapbooking with it.
I have read Teaching the Trivium and loved that! I'm also waiting on The Well Trained Mind and The 3 R's. As part of our history we decided to go with the Story of the World books, by the same author as the Well Trained Mind.
So I'm all set for our math, science and history for the next few years. I'll post some reviews of the products when I receive and read through them. I'll also post my lesson plans as I put them together. I like having a plan to work with, as long as it doesn't rule me! I like to be flexible and have fun. One of the nicest things about homeschooling is having the freedom to explore different interests as they pop up.
I'm still waiting on our butterfly and frog kits to get here. It should be next week!
Your kids will love this horse themed student planner! It has everything they need to keep track of their homeschool assignments, projects and daily life. Just print and go!
Help your kids keep their school work and life organized with this pretty pink butterfly student planner! It’s so easy to print and customize the layout, perfect for simplifying your homeschool day.
This easy to use artist and picture study for Claude Monet for kids gives you everything you need to make art appreciation easy! Beautiful and easy to print paintings, artist biography, notebooking pages and more!
Your kids will love these fun sight word playdough mats! They can be used in so many ways to help kids practice learning sight words in many hands on ways.
The best fiction and nonfiction nature books for kids that will help them have fun learning about nature.
These apple books for kids are perfect for planning an apple unit study. Your kids will love these fun fiction and non-fiction books!
Have you heard of the Build Your Bundle sale yet? There has been so much buzz around the internet about this sale for the last few days. But is it worth it?
These fun bug counting puzzles are so cute! If your looking for a fun activity for your preschooler to practice their counting skills these printable puzzles are perfect. Math practice doesn’t have to be boring! Have a fun day with these easy to use printable number puzzles counting from 1-10.