On the next school year! Already!!!!!
School starts August 11th, just 2 weeks and 2 days away. :)
Gone are the end of school ditties, "No more pencils no more books....", and onto the Beginning of School Ditties "Mom has such a lovely smile!"
I must have looked at the wrong month on the calendar... not unusual for me lately.
I was planning to start August 14, which I just figured out by turning the page, is a Saturday. I don't think that would go over so well. :) So August 11th, it is.
So what are we doing different this year????
We are going to computerized schedules and weekly manila folders instead of notebooks.
I like doing things this way, it is more efficient.
I staple the schedule to the manila folder, they put their assignments into the folder and turn it in on Friday. Papers are graded and the folder is filed with all the work checked off. I used to do this with the guys and it worked great.
We are doing Learning Language Arts Through Literature... a whole reading, vocabulary and grammar program.
We are doing Saxon Math, with the Dive CD's. (yea, a computer explanation program)
We are doing Abeka History and Science, we will dive in and add to it as we go.
I am going to continue to encourage Russian with Rosetta Stone. Sarah says she would much rather learn Spanish. LOL
I am considering changing the guest room into a school room. It gets the best light in the house, and it would take all those desks, chalk boards, bulletin boards, hand writing strips and projects out of the living room! If I'm going to do it, I have 2 weeks to get it done.
I am also hoping to get a copier/printer/scanner..... We'll see. My birthday is coming up... :)
I am excited about the year starting. I hope they are too! After all, it is rather hot outside. They have been reading all summer and I am happy that they love to read.
We will have to take our end of vacation zoo trip sometime next week. It will be sad to not have Kate and Lillian with us. :(
Soooo CHEERS! Here's to a Great 2010-2011 School year! :)
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)