We started school today after a 2 month break that went by super fast! The kids were all begging to start school...yes, begging. So, I decided, yeah---we can start slowly and just do 3 or 4 subjects and then add in the rest the following week.
|Bible Study Guide for All Ages - Beginners|
|BSGFAA - intermediate|
|Filling out calendars for Math|
We are using Bible Study Guide for All Ages http://biblestudyguide.com/families.php This is new for us. I chose NOT to print it out on my own. Instead, I bought them printed and bound and ready to go. It really is an open and go type of Bible Study and I like that. The only thing it does not have are memory verses to go with the lessons. So I'm continuing to use Hubbard Cupboard's Character Trait Tune Charts: http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/character_activities.html#CharacterTraitTuneCharts
We are continuing with CLE (Christian Light) for Math. It is a favorite for it's ease of teaching, instruction, approach and scope/sequence. The entire first light unit is review of the previous grade. It helps highlight an area if they need to practice or have it re-explained before proceeding with new concepts. https://www.clp.org/store/by_subject/4
We are also trying something new for Science this year: Lifepac https://www.aop.com/lifepac_overview I like that it is low prep for me and they all have a Science that is on their own grade levels.
Lastly, we try to prepare for Presentations each day before Friday. Classical Conversations ensures that each student has 2-3 minutes to give a Presentation to their class. This is such a great opportunity to work on Public Speaking skills. We take the inch by inch approach---a little practice or prep each day before Presentation.
Next week, I will share what we are using for Phonics, Handwriting, Spelling, Writing, Literature, History and Memory Work.