Our life in books

This is our eigth year of homeschooling and I finally got around to blogging about our adventures a few years ago.
I love the path that God has us on.
We get to enjoy the lightbulb moments in educating our children and have quite a few of them ourselves.

We are starting Exploration to 1850's this school year, 2012-2013 using My Father's World curriculum.
Rome to the Reformation,
Exploration to the 1850's and NOW.........

Below is the week by week of lessons for this year if you'd like to start at the beginning.
There is also a handy LABELS area that you can peek through to find a specific lesson.

Week by Week - MFW: Creation to the Greeks

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Conventions, Hopes and Reality

Today, I attended the CHEA convention here in my hometown. Actually, I just went for one of the two days and mostly for the exhibit hall.

I know, I know,......it's not all about the resources. I also go for a bit of inspiration and to see what God has for me in the coming year with my students. I pray about attending and hearing who I need to hear and finding what I need.  By His grace, I was able to hear Voddie Baucham again and the hilarious and incomparable Jessica Hulcy . Her personal stories and words of wisdom on why we need to stay the course of homeschooling were music to my ears. After 6 years, I get the feeling I am repeating myself alot!

I did spend about 4 hours in the exhibit hall and found some great supplements; workbooks, games, online programs and readers to go along with the MFW Exploration to the 1850's curriculum.  Great day all around!

I bought
ABeka Math again - levels 6, 4,2
Abeka Grammar for Ev @ level 2

Read alouds from Heroes of History by Janet and Geoff Benge:
William Penn
Benjamin Franklin
Capt John Smith
and George Washington - True Patriot

The Light and the Glory - Book One 1492-1787

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Mr. Pipes and the The British Hymn Makers

I got a few games: Monumental, Mancala, 10 days in the USA and Ticket to Ride Europe ( to accompany our Ticket to Ride - NAmerica!

1 )  I am still considering a Latin program - I am assessing the Latin Road to English Grammar and Latina Christiana I and II.

2)  IEW writing class - Fairy Tales, Myths and Fables and Narnia - I am still evaluating the teaching available to me and the appropriate level for M and H.

REALITY:  Kibru will be attending the local PUSD Kindergarten @ Norma Coombs - (Go Lions) in the Fall after having such great success at preschool. The easy answer is that K has so much to catch up on with language and reading but there are so many reasons why this was a hard decision and why  I think that it will be to his benefit.