My first official Homeschool Post...

>> Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Well here it is!!  My first official homeschool post!!  This is our first year homeschooling our kids  :)  Princess K attended K-3 and K-4 at a local christian school, and even though we liked the school, homeschooling is something that we have been wanting to do for years!  Thankfully the stars aligned and I was able to quit my job in March to stay at home with the kids.  That decision in itself has been a testament that God knows what he is doing!  Since I quit in March, My grandmothers health declined, and I have stayed with her many days...thankfully after 2 surgeries she is doing better, also there was the fact that Bubba B broke his femur in August...it has been a rough few months to say the least...I have been SO grateful to be staying home and have the opportunity to homeschool!  We are certainly no pros at it yet!  Before Bubba B's accident I was getting ready to order their curriculum packages from Sonlight.  I had been reading reviews for months, attended their webinar, and had decided they were the company I wanted to go with...WELL after he broke his leg, I had visions of medical bills dancing through my head, and knew that my dream of Sonlight curriculum was out the window....that spun me into a frenzy of researching different curricula, trying to piece together workbooks and curricula for different subjects...Although we are about a month into our school year, I still need to get a few things, and have thought about switching to a boxed curriculum after all... Advice and feedback would be greatly appreciated!! 

I have thought about using this for Bubba B...
Alpha Omega AOP Horizons Preschool Complete Curriculum Set (Pre-K)
Alpha Omega AOP Horizons Preschool Complete Curriculum Set (Pre-K)

Here is some of what we have been working with so far...

Geography:
Daily Geography Practice, Grade 1

Daily Geography Practice, Grade 1

Vocabulary:
A Word a Day, Grade 1

A Word a Day, Grade 1  (We actually do a word every 3-4 days usually)

Comprehension:

Everyday Literacy, Listening & Speaking, Grade K (Everyday Literacy Listening and Speaking) 

Everyday Literacy, Listening & Speaking, Grade K (Everyday Literacy Listening and Speaking)

Princess K's Reading Practice:

Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners

Bob Books Set 2-Advancing Beginners

On My List of things to get...

Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters (Draw-Write-Now)
Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters (Draw-Write-Now)

 All About Spelling The Multisensory Program for Spelling Success Level One
All About Spelling The Multisensory Program for Spelling Success Level One

AND I am STILL undecided about math, but we may go with:

Horizon Math K SET of 2 Student Workbooks K-1 and K-2
Horizon Math K SET of 2 Student Workbooks K-1 and K-2

7 comments:

Our Family October 5, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

Hi! I found you through the Hip Homeschool Hop!! Welcome to homeschooling! This is our first official year & we love it! I know their are so many pluses to homeschooling! I hope you have a great week!
Jessica

Heather October 5, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Welcome to homeschooling. My oldest is just a bit older, I think than your oldest... We've loved the homeschooling adventure. I was homeschooled growing up and LOVED it too!

We also love the Draw Right Now book. Both of my older two use it all the time! :)

~Heather
(via hhh)

Sarita October 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

You will eventually work out what works for you!

Heidi October 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

Blessings on your journey ahead!

I've see that there are multitudes of mama bloggers that can offer support, encouragment, and inspiration for homeschooling.

Hen Jen October 8, 2010 at 8:54 PM  

welcome to homeschooling! It looks like you've picked some really good materials!

Missy October 12, 2010 at 2:57 AM  

It looks like you are off to a great start.

Retha October 18, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

I found that I like mixing up books I often will flip through them, tear them up and present them in my kind of order (I usually just use my college texts though)... Check out Banks School Supply, they are decently priced.

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