However, with my husband being in the ministry and the mission life keeping us busy and traveling, I knew something needed to change. Thus, the year round school schedule was formed. Now, we can take time off throughout the whole year- like next week when we take off for Mistic and Faith's birthday and the whole month of September when we travel back to Arkansas for almost three weeks! Plus, it takes the pressure off of me during the two weeks in June when we're traveling to California for church work. Since we do school all year, I really can just relax and let life teach!
For math, we are all using Life of Fred and are so impressed with it! We all like the story formation of it, with the real life applications!
Khan Academy a test for my oldest and she loves it! Because she is so into it, I'm not taking it away. I was very skeptical about it. I wasn't sure how a free online go at your own pace math program would work for my 3rd/4th grader, but the more that she uses the more I see how it works! Occasionally I throw in math worksheets or flashcards or "grocery store math"!
We've added dictation into our life.
Major perk to homeschooling is being able to do school anywhere, but previously we had too much of a "school at home" atmosphere to really enjoy that! Another new thing was assigning independent work for Mistic. I was a bit nervous because she has always fought me in this area, but she has truly rocked it!!! She has enjoyed doing school in my bed (as well as other areas). Some of her independent studies are things like studying her dictation passage for the week, computer work like typing lessons or Khan math, reading in her literature book (and then narrating back to me), working in her Bible lesson book, or brainstorming about her creative writing assignment.
We love being able to have dad with us for some of our schooling!
Mystery of History or helping with our Apologia Astronomy notebook (we aren't using the journal, but coming up with our own).
Today's school got sent out the window when there were other things come up that needed attention. Because we homeschool, I was able to rearrange our schedule and help my husband the way he needed it! I took some of the kids school and we did it anyway- just not at home!
Just wanted to share my stair-stepped
Yep, we're coming right along in this homeschool journey!