Monday was our first official day of homeschooling. Yes, yes, we’ve been doing it all summer, but I now we are official (that is, I told the state, so Monday started our 175-days-and-counting for the year).
So far it’s gone pretty well. I’m still figuring out our organizational system. Also I didn’t really realize that you can have a class clown if you’re homeschooling (Eli), so that’s been something to contend with. But kind of fun, too, I’ll admit.
Now, this post might be boring to a lot of you, but I for one love curriculum posts, so here you go. Here’s what we’re doing for the year:
Handwriting Without Tears (printing for Eli and Zuzu, cursive for Henry)
Plus: flute lessons for Henry, and (soon, I hope) fiddle lessons for Eli. Daily forced physical activity. Daily reading of some fun-but-slightly-advanced book (so far we’ve done James Herriot’s Treasury for Children and Holling Clancy Hollings’ Seabird and Minn of the Mississippi). I’m looking forward to doing thinking projects from Teach Your Child How to Think. I’m making Henry read some things that are a bit more challenging, and he’s going to start doing monthly research papers. And we use a ton of resources in all subjects from CurrClick.com. Plus all the intangible stuff we did anyway that now maybe counts as school, like going to the library, hiking, making beds, cooking, and writing thank you notes to grandparents.