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Kaitlyn and Kyle with their arts&crafts painting projects!

Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kourtney check out some other projects.

 

 

Kassidy thinks that the fair is lots of fun!

Kory enjoys one of the free coloring books they gave away.

Kaitlyn with her tree poster project.

Kyle with his tree poster project.

 

Kassidy and Kory like their flags!

Kaitlyn found stickers, candy, and a flag!

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Lately here on my blog,  I have been addressing some important but heavy topics. So, I think it is time for a more light-hearted, albeit equally important entry. Fresh from our recent local Home Education Convention and lots of research, we have now determined what curriculum we will be using for our 2008-2009 school year. It is always exciting to have these plans in place, and look forward to starting another year of learning! So, for those who are interested, here is our upcoming plan:

Kaitlyn will be in the 3rd grade. Her curriculum will consist of:

  • My Father’s World: Creation to the Greeks
  • Math-U-See:Alpha
  • Serl’s Primary Language Lessons #83-164
  • Spelling by Sound and Structure:Grade 3 (Rod and Staff)
  • MFW Cursive Handwriting Package

Her extra-curricular activities planned thus far will include:

  • Bible Quizzing: Exodus
  • Caravan’s Christian “Scouting” Program
  • 4-H

Kyle will be in the 2nd Grade. His curriculum will consist of:

  • My Father’s World: Creation to the Greeks
  • Math-U-See: Alpha
  • Serl’s Primary Language Lessons #1-82
  • Spelling By Sound and Structure:Grade 2 (Rod and Staff)

His extra-curricular activities planned thus far will include:

  • Bible Quizzing: Exodus
  • Caravan’s Christian “Scouting” Program
  • mini-4-H

Kourtney will be in the 1st Grade. Her curriculum will consist of:

  • My Father’s World: 1st Grade Program
  • Saxon Primary Level Manipulatives supplemented w/ worksheets
  • Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Readers, Eclectic Readers, Pathway Readers, Abeka Readers

Her extra-curricular activities planned thus far will include:

  • Bible Quizzing: Exodus
  • Caravan’s Christian “Scouting” Program
  • mini-4-H

Kassidy will be 3 years old. I will probably do some pre-K work with her in the 2nd Semester. If so, we will use the following curriculum:

  • Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Pre-school Program
  • Read-Alouds with older children, music/art with older children
  • Puzzles, games, various learning manipulatives

Kory will be 1 1/2, and the new baby is expected to be born in late August, so we will be busy and times will be exciting! We always throw in several family field-trips to keep things fun and captivating.  It looks like it will shape up to be a great year!

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I love reading about what others are doing in their homeschool for curriculum and educational pursuits. So, I thought I would share some about the kinds of things that we do here at the Full Quiver Academy. We are currently home educating our three oldest children as our two younger children (ages 2 1/2 and 1) await their turn to join the older ones! For our primary curriculum we use My Father’s World, which we love! This program has a strong Biblical worldview and employs a classical education premise with chronological history. It also includes some unit study features and a Charlotte Mason approach. You can find out more information here: http://www.mfwbooks.com . Music, art, crafts etc., is often whole family inclusive.

Our oldest, Kaitlyn is 7 1/2 years old and in 2nd grade. This is what she does for her schoolwork:

  • My Father’s World:Exploring Countries and Cultures
  • Saxon Math combined with worksheets etc., from various sources I deem appropriate
  • Spelling By Sound and Structure 2 by Rod and Staff
  • Serl’s Primary Language Lessons (grammar)

Her supplemental activities include:

  • Bible Quizzing: studying Genesis this year
  • Caravan’s: Christian “scouting” program
  • Mini-4-H club

Next is Kyle, who is 6 years old and  in 1st grade. This is what he does for his schoolwork:

  • My Father’s World: 1st grade
  • Saxon Math combined with worksheets etc., from various sources I deem appropriate
  • Lessons in Responsibility for Boys by Pearables (Christian Gentleman Series)
  • some Sing, Spell, Read, and Write

His supplemental activities include:

  • Bible Quizzing: studying Genesis this year
  • Caravan’s: Christian “scouting” program
  • Mini-4-H club

And last is Kourtney, who is 5 and in Kindergarten. This is what she does for her schoolwork:

  • My Father’s World: Kindergarten
  • Saxon Math combined with worksheets etc., from various sources I deem appropriate
  • some Sing, Spell, Read, and Write

Her supplemental activity is:
  • Caravan’s: Christian “scouting” program
You will notice that they do not have a large list of  “outside” activities, just a few. The reason for this is that we typically prefer activities that are family integrated. In fact, the activities you see listed above are supervised by either my husband or myself even if led by someone else. We believe in keeping our children under our God-given authority and not transferring that to others. After all, the Scriptures admonish US to train our children in the way they should go. Not someone else!

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