Wednesday, October 10, 2012

First Day of School Pictures- September 4th

Still trying to catch up on blog posts.
Here are some pictures of our first day of school 2012.
Our first day was September 4th.

 Ready to soar.
No shoes required.

Ready for school,
home school that is.

Many blessings.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Our Curriculum 2012-2013

 2012-2013 Curriculum

For the twins who are in K
Heart of Dakota: Little Hearts For His Glory
Ready to Read
All About Spelling
Right Start Math Level B
Handwriting Without Tears
Ambleside online year one readings, modified for us

For my oldest son who is in 4th
Heart of Dakota:
Hearts For Him Through Time- Creation to Christ
Rod and Staff English 4
All About Spelling
Truth Quest History- American History for Young Students I
Science 4 Kids- Chemistry I
guitar lessons
Ambleside online readings- modified for us

We also do art weekly
and many field trips

Many blessings

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Blurr of September

“. . . the autumn days, so sober and calm,
Steeped in a dreamy haze,
When the uplands all with harvests shine,
And we drink the wind like a fine cool wine--
Ah, those are the best of days!”
-- Richard Henry Stoddard, American poet

Where has the time gone?
September seems like a blink in time.

We started our homeschool September 4th.
We started later than we have in years past.
And I am glad we did.
Waiting til the day after Labor Day gave us
time to relax and start slowly.
The public schools around our home started
the second week of August
and I have always felt pressured to start then too.
But, this year was different.
We broke that tie.
We did our own thing.
We spent to rest of August enjoying
our summer with swimming, playing, and beach going.
When September 4th came around,
we were ready and joyful to start.
This was my first year teaching all 3 of my boys.
I was and still am nervous about it.
But, as each day passes, it is getting easier.
We are finding our way,
establishing our rhythm.

And now...October is upon us.
And we love October.
 Many blessings.