Our Team

'daDad (38 yo), the Mama (36yo), FarmerBoy (19 yo ds), Gypsygirl (17 yo dd), Miss Petite (16 yo dd),LionHeart (14 yo ds), Red (12 yo ds), Belle (10 yo dd),Nae Nae (7 yo dd),Bunny (2 yo dd), Little Britches (3 months)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

School Progress, plans, and miscellani

I have been printing out more Robinson books for school. The children are doing very well this year. I was reviewing the course of study I designed for each of them and all are either right where they should be or a little ahead of schedule. I am very grateful to see them doing so well.
Lionheart will be starting "Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper. This type of book is perfect for him, as he loves action and history. Red will be reading "Rover Boys in Southern Waters by Arthur Winfield. It has a geography focus. Belle will be moving into "Reddy Woodpecker" by Arthur Scott Bailey. The main theme of that book is scientific information about birds.
"da Dad and I very happy with this method of homeschooling. It combines some of favorite methods (Charlotte Mason-also known as living book, classical education, principal approach) into one extremely user friendly curriculum. We tried unit studies, and all text-book approaches and they were just too "Mom-dependent". This curriculum does not eliminate the need for my involvement, but it could. My hubby and I just prefer that I continue to "help" with math and Language Arts. This means they try it first, then ask for help if they can't figure it out. I know the children are learning a lot more because they are not so dependent on me. All but NaeNae read fluently, so, of course I spend more time with her.
I'm not sure when/if we'll take time off this summer. We'll just have to see.
We still don't have our garden in. I hope we manage to get that done. Fresh vegetables are so nice.
I am planning on writing out an exit strategy for moving. Wish me luck!
Today, I get to make 3 dozen biscuits and some sausage gravy for church breakfast tomorrow.
That should simplify things tomorrow. I will just put the gravy in the crockpot on low to warm up when one of the kids wakes me up during the night.
I finished reading Genesis the other day. It is great to do that. It helps correct what we think we know, to what the Bible actually says. Now I am in Exodus.
It is getting green around here. For several weeks (before the last snow!) ,the spring peepers(frogs) have been calling. I so long to be back home. You cannot hear those sounds in town. They and the crickets give you music to drift to sleep with. Here, there is mostly noise.
Still, I am grateful to have someplace to stay till the house is finished.

Exodus1-3 Thank You Lord