We are 3 weeks into our school year and things are going really well.
|First Day of LHE Co-Op!|
In years past we have schooled year round or taken a short break and then just fell back into it without a lot of excitement, special back to school gear or anything to mark it as special. This year I decided to do things differently! Mr. D left the house early Monday morning to bring home “Back to School” breakfast! We had donuts and milk (and some eggs to give us a bit of protein!). The kids were so excited since they rarely get such a treat!
After that it was back downstairs to see our new supplies and start our group studies!
As I talked about last month we changed things up at the last minute this year and boy am I ever glad!! Not having to think about what we are doing for school has been such a blessing. We sit down, open the book and start with the next thing.
We started with our memory scripture from the MFW CtG manual.
Isn’t that a beautiful way to begin a school year?!
Week 1 we spent studying the days of creation, reading in the book Dinosaurs of Eden, starting our timeline and completing our Creation notebook pages.
Miss J, Mr. Lego and Mr. Fix-It are all doing Creation to Greeks. Miss Paya listens in while she and Little Bit play with the dollhouse, kitchen or felt board.
Week 2 of school we added in Phonics Road, Teaching Textbooks (more about that later), and Mr. Fix-It and I are doing MFW 1st Reading, too. This last week has been a bit of a bust with the Holy Day and I have had a ton of homework to keep up with. Fortunately, Mr. D has been super helpful, so the kids still got a lot of work done, just not a full weeks worth!
We have also been at Co-Op every Tuesday. Miss J is taking a creation science course, P.E., Art History and IEW Student Intensive B. I am so thankful for the IEW class for her! We did IEW SWI A last year and loved it, but I knew with my schedule this year that I wouldn’t be able to add it in. Now I have no guilt, she gets IEW and I don’t have to teach it! Mr. Fix-It and Mr. Lego are taking Apologia Zoology, PE, Art and History. Miss Paya is in the pre-K program and Little Bit is unhappily hanging out with the toddlers! I think (hope and pray!) he’ll enjoy it more as the year progresses. He is such a mama’s boy!
Now…I need to sign off, finish a paper, study for a mid-term, finish some algebra and get ready for Week 4!!!!