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We are on week 4

Heather BouwhuizenComment

It's been tough getting back into the swing of school this year!  We are using a new curriculum called Discovery K12.  It is a free, secular curriculum.  I've been happy with the content so far.  Lots of writing, which is something my kids need some practice in.  

 

Rhys and Ashlyn hard at work.  

Rhys and Ashlyn hard at work.  

We are adding in a few supplements.  We are adding in Easy Grammer for the older three.  We've used this program in the past, and enjoy it's format. We are adding in a monthly reading book (this month is The Giver for the older two, and Charlotte's Web for Ava.  I'm not sure about Rhys yet...).  And lastly, we are going to "visit" a country and two states, every month.  

 

We also watch documentaries on Netflix.  So far, we've learned how beavers help the environment, but can also be pests.  We've also learned about some jobs that dogs can do. 

 

We also use ABC Mouse for my preschooler and Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for my first grader.  My fourth grader has an app on her Kindle for practicing her multiplication math facts. 

The last activity that we participate in is Homescool Gym, through our local YMCA.  This is a great place for the kids to meet up with friends, and get a little exercise.   

 

Overall, we are off to a great start.  Happy new school year everyone!  

 

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Cameron - working on school, on the couch, in his PJ's!  8th grade isn't so bad.  

Cameron - working on school, on the couch, in his PJ's!  8th grade isn't so bad.