Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Second Grade

This is our 3rd year of homeschooling. I can't believe it! Time flies when your having fun, right? Every year I get really excited, but this year I am SUPER excited because it is the first year that I will be home FULL TIME!!!! During Kindergarten and First Grade I worked part time outside our home, so I am hoping to have much more time to plan and do some extra "stuff" this year.

We are not starting school until September 8th. I like to get Labor Day out of the way before we settle into our routine. We are going camping that weekend (Lord willing) and that will be our last vacation before we hit the books.

I am going to explain our curriculum, but I won't post our schedule until we have a "run through" to see how everything is going to work out.

Over the last two years I have used Abeka curriculum. I purchased the kits, which were really well planned out. Basically all I had to do was open and start teaching. This worked really well for us at the time. Especially since I was working and really didn't have the time to plan things.

This year I pulled from several different curriculum. The lessons are still planned for me, but I got to pick and choose different subjects from different publishers. Here is what we'll be doing:

I did not buy a curriculum for Bible. We will just be using a kid's devotional Bible, and a Bible story book. I also have a Bible reader that we didn't finish with last year that we may occasionally use.

GRAMMAR I had heard so many good things from so many homeschooling mom's about Shurley Grammar, that I decided to give it a try.

READING This year I went with Bob Jones University for several subjects. One thing I love is the fact that scripture is used throughout each subject.


MATH Horizons...this too was recommended by a friend. I think we are going to love it.


SCIENCE Exploring Creation through Astronomy

ART Meet the Masters I don't know about you, but my daughter literally CRAVES I thought this program would be fun as well as educational.

So, there you have it! I am excited to get started!