Saturday, August 21, 2010

5th Grade Plans

(8/21) I am so excited about so many things coming up this year of homeschooling! I received my curriculum yesterday and I am going to go about the job of getting my lesson plan done in the next few days.

We just started at a new church and I'm hopeful that it will bring Emme out of her shell a little bit. She also is taking an art class and a dance class. I think it will boost her confidence and help her to make some new friends.

I ordered the secondary planner from The Homeschool Store to organize everything this year. I'm using printables from Donna Young as well.

(9/6) Well tomorrow school starts for all three of my kids. The two older kids have their backpacks filled up and their clothes laid out for tomorrow. Emme doesn't have 1st day jitters. She'll sleep just find tonight! LOL Don't get me wrong, my older two do GREAT in public schools overall. They are nervous but happy to go back.

Since public schools have a half day, Em and I will too. We are following the same schedule - makes things a lot easier for Mom!

Most of her new subjects will be introduced tomorrow. We have new math, reading, English, US history/geography, and science books. I have the 6th grade spelling book she started the last term of 4th grade. She is going to start reading "The Witches" by R. Dahl and I found this resource pdf online. We'll also be doing a unit on the Salem witch trials and I found a lens on Squidoo. We visited Salem, Mass this summer and visited the museum and she is very interested. There is also a Squidoo lens on Roald Dahl.

For religion we'll be following a weekly Bible study that partners the Young Women of Faith Bible and the Women of Faith Bible so we can do the study together.

"Created to instill in young girls a habit of studying God's Word, the NIV "Young Women of Faith Bible" is filled with cool in-text features. Fifty-two weekly studies are thematically tied to the NIV "Women of Faith Study Bible" to encourage a time for mothers and daughters to share in God's Word. "

Well it's time to make sure everyone is in bed! Best of luck with your new school year!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Time is Upon Us!

I am switching to Blogger from simply because latter site felt "clunky" to me. This will be easier!

I received a wonderful blessing this week. Emme goes to work with me 3 half days per week and she has her own desk with school supplies and everything she needs to do her school work while we are there. My boss GAVE her a mini notebook computer! It's only about 3 months old. She is so excited! She was asking for one for Christmas. She loves playing on Poptropica and several other websites. Plus I can download books for her to read on it as well. Yay! It's portable enough to bring back and forth to "work/school" (that is what we call it).

My good friend from high school and college is coming over tomorrow night. I haven't seen her in at least 6 or 7 years! I'm really excited to see her. She is a public school teacher in our city. She used to teach 5th grade and now she teaches 3rd. She is going to bring me some of the school books they are using for 5th grade this year! I'm happy about that as well.

I'm just starting to work on our lesson plan for this year. We start school on the day after Labor Day, just like my other two who are in public school, 7th and 9th grade. I love the planning phase, it's so fun.

Well, this is really my "testing" post - so I should see how it looks on the new blog!

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!