Friday, July 25, 2014

Homeschool Happenings: 7-25-14

Week one at King Academy is wrapping up! We got off to a decent start while adjusting to new curriculum in grammar and writing. This week was half days of language arts and math. It was a good thing that we only attempted half days this week, as some students needed a reminder that school days mean…you have to do school work! I’m hoping for a little more self-motivation to kick in next week. We shall see.

On Monday, we got to take advantage of a local bowling alley’s summer promotion with a free game and free shoe rental! We met two other families for an hour of fun. Let me say that whoever invented the bowling ramp is a genius. I’m pretty sure we’d still be there waiting on the four-year-old game to finish without the help of this marvelous invention that actually gets the ball rolling down the lane.

Emma and I read A House for Hermit Crab this week, restarted her reading lessons, and worked on writing the letter “E”. She can now make a capital “E” with three horizontal bars pointing the right direction!


I don’t have much to report for the older two kids, as math and language arts aren’t always exciting. We did start week 3 of the Couch to 5K running program, and they’re doing a great job.

Today, we took advantage of a cool morning and met some friends for a walk at a park. I’ve also had a babysitter playing with the kids all afternoon so that I can catch up around the house!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday Treats: 7-22-14

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

King Academy Curriculum: 2014-2015

I can’t believe I just typed “2015” into the title. 2015? How did we (almost) get there? Anyway.

We’re starting a new school year at King Academy, our fourth year. Vernon is starting fifth grade, and Brooklyn is starting third grade. Emma (4) is eagerly doing as much “school” as I’ll give her! Seth is busy with his play kitchen and train table.

This was the first year of planning in which I didn’t feel like a complete rookie. The past three years have found me making tons of mistakes, changes, and adjustments, and I’ve learned so much. Hopefully my kids have learned something, too!

Here’s what we’ll be studying this year, Lord willing.

Whoa. That should keep us busy for awhile!

For Emma’s preschool:

I bought the Lesson Plan Ladies geography plans for kindergarten. I’ll focus these lessons on Emma, but the older two always need basic geography refreshers!

We’ll do an introduction to handwriting with these handwriting worksheets.

I also have some great math and reading resources from my mom (a pre-K guru!) that we’ll use.

So that’s the plan! I’m intending to start our math and language arts this coming week and add in a subject or two a week until we’re at a full load. We still have some fun summertime activities to make room for, so I don’t want to overload our schedule and miss out!