I am so excited about our new school year! I finally found the “almost perfect” curriculum that I’ve been hunting for – Heart of Dakota. The two youngest will be doing Little Hands to Heaven, and the older two will do Bigger Hearts for His Glory.
Here is the entire list of Our Curriculum for 2007-2008. Click on each picture for a link to the website & samples. my kids are 10, 8, 4 & 2. (almost 9, 5 & 3)
I want to highlight something we started in the middle of last year – ACSI Spelling . We’ve tried several spelling books & I am very pleased with this one. I wanted a workbook format, but most of the ones I found seemed to have no pattern or method to the spelling words. ACSI spelling lists are organized according to spelling rules. Another thing I love is that they incorporate Bible verses in the daily activities, so the girls have to look up verses to complete their assignment. You have to check out this site – SpellingTime.com My kids now ask to do spelling. I let them take the pop quiz as their pretest instead of doing it orally. Spelling Time is free and they will email you the results from the quizzes.
Now, I have some questions for you:
Is Reading Comprehension work necessary? We use the Charlotte Mason method of narration. In the past I’ve made the girls sit down with those short story worksheets with all the multiple choice questions. They look at me like, “Are you serious?”. It seems like pointless busywork to me – they read quality books, & through narration I know they comprehend what they are reading. I just want to make sure I’m not missing the point, since every major curriculum out there has a Reading book & workbook.
Do any of you who don’t have a schoolroom have any organization/storage tips? I need some creative ideas for hiding our stuff.
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