Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What We Are Using This Year! Part 2




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I posted what we are using this year here:
http://homeschoolducks.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-we-are-using-this-year.html

So I won't repeat my info. What I left out, which I think is a great curriculum, is Drivers Ed in a Box. My 17 year old is using it to learn to drive. This is the first "class" my husband is officially teaching my son. So it does provide some great bonding time for them!

Ephesians 5:15-17 (New International Version)
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.


I believe our time with our children are precious. We need to make wise use of our time, because who knows, ultimately how much time we will have with them. The time we do have also goes so fast.

We are relaxed homeschoolers and have in the past not used curriculum, especially when my two oldest (now 17 and 15) were younger. But I have "caved" do to pressure from my states regulations and "peer" homeschool pressure. However the curriculum I choose I want it to fufill the regulations without tying us down. I have found that Rod and Staff social studies and science to fit that need because you can do one lesson a week (in one day) and have more free time for other things.

We hope to spend some time doing bible and poem memorization, copy work, reading Story of the World 1 and other read alouds, and completing lap books on subjects we choose.

Have a great new school year!

6 comments:

Sherry said...

Thank you for sharing your agenda/schedule! I am a new homeschooler so I am gleaning from all the veterans. :D
Sherry

eclectic education said...

Hope you have a great school year! :)

~Lynn

Pam said...

I really need to check out the drivers ed in a box. That sounds like a wonderful resource for my daughter.
Thanks for sharing,
Pam

Stacie said...

Yeah, we have to talk about those lapbooks! :-)

HappyGoMommy! said...

Great to 'meet' you! The driver's ed in a box sounds cool - we are still a long ways from that though!

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Nikki said...

Sounds like an exciting year! Especially with a new driver :)
Blessings,
Nikki