Normally this time of year I am ready to begin school already. Normally...Right now... we are doing school...
As of today.... I'm not ready. I have the books, the curriculum... classes lined up for Biology... but I am not ready... So I decided we wont start school till Sept 14th. This is so weird.. even for me.
This is the first time in years we actually start school in September. I like to start mid Aug... then I'm done by mid May. Last year we began in Aug, but only to finish what we started the previous year and began new stuff in Jan... It was a tuff year for school and mom. *Ü*
Not to much has changed in our schooling. We are literature based as always for History, literature, bible and geography. No textbooks is what I mean. We are finally going to finish our American History!!
Apologia Biology is the science of choice this year for both girls.... Christian isn't to happy... as she got half way through the book with me... but we didn't finish... its good for her to finish... Even if that means starting over. The class will be so much better.
Spanish I hope will also be in a class again. I have not been given rates yet. I do know they went up... but cant commit till I know for sure. I hope we are able to continue. This will be Spanish 102 for both girls. Woohoo!
Math RyLee will finish pre Alg using Teaching Textbooks and begin Alg in Jan sometime.... Christian is going through Life of Fred books at her own pace.
Writing will be based on current events and History this year. IEW is still the curriculum of choice.
We didn't get to Thinking Like a Christian last year. So it is my desire... my HOPE, that we do get to it this year. I would like to have more folks than just us go through it.
Christian is really taking off in photography. We would like her to take some classes at the local CC for this, but I'm sure this wont happen till next year. She is doing a wonderful job though and has been asked to take pictures for folks she knows. So this year we will focus on exposure to photo shoots and building a portfolio so to speak. Keep it simple and enjoyable. Technical can come later or as we go.
We still do nature study... although we have not been posting as much as I would like. We have been studying birds so far this summer. *Ü* Squirrels and chipmunk have been fun to observe. We have tons out here in the woods. So we will continue w/ The Handbook of Nature study and journals.
So Im hoping by typing all this out I can get inspired to find that groove...
Here is to hoping!!