I know I have been gone this past week ...it has just been busy! Endless trips to town,orthodontist,chiropractor,homeschool co-op ,back to school shopping, hubby came home ,in-laws came down.....well,I guess I don't need to go on you all get the picture!
I don't talk a lot about our home schooling on this blog but it is a big part of our homesteading life! I have noticed a lot of folks showing what they are choosing for their lessons this year so I thought I would post about what we are doing too.
First off, I would like to say we do not even attempt any sort of schedule and we generally do school year round. I do not "plan" a course to last a school year. The Boy is a fast learner and I don't believe in holding him back ...I let him go at his own fast pace! Also, if he is interested in something we are not studying we may put something aside and pursue his interest . I guess I should tell you The Boy is 13 and I believe that is 8th grade in public school but most everything we do is considered higher grade levels I think....grade levels become so unimportant in homeschooling! Also,we use almost entirely Christian based curriculum .
So here we go! We will be finishing up this math in a month or so and going on to Algebra 2 with the same curriculum . These Teaching Textbooks are the best math courses ever! They come with CDs that work out every single problem in the book! So,if they get stuck on something they can just pop the CD in the computer and see how it is done!
We will also be finishing up this science in...hmm...about 3 months probably and then move on to Biology. I already have the pickled specimens waiting in the cabinet, ready for dissection! Living here on the farm he has already seen his fair share of guts!
We started these two last month...
I got this to add to our grammar lessons....
This is our first year with a co-op and he will be taking a High School Government class using these...
I have not done a planned out history course in several years because The Boy has a voracious appetite for reading history and learns plenty on his own! This year we are going to use these books and have a little more organized learning! American history will go well with the government class I think.
We've got to have some of this to build up those big,juicy brain cells!
Let's see what is left....I got this for his extra reading because he loves,loves, loves being able to debate with non-Christians over stuff like this!
Also for some extra reading these SAT prep books so he can see where he is at and what he needs to be working towards.
Of course, our year will be filled with lots of reading of various interest and writing projects and computer skills and on the farm shop classes and animal husbandry and well...the learning possibilities are endless! He is my only child so I have to make sure he is extra smart....I want a luxury nursing home when I get old!