Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Are you still homeschooling?

I have been getting this question a lot lately.
I think it's because of my confusing Facebook posts.
As well as the back to school pictures.

We are still homeschooling.
However, we are only homeschooling the boys.
Leanne started her freshman year at the local high school
and 
Princess started 2nd grade at the local elementary school.
Both girls are LOVING school.

 So what are the boys doing?
(Besides wrestling with each other.
Seriously.  Why must boys always 
touch each other or wrestle.
It's can't be that fun.  Can it?)

We are in our second year of Classical Conversations.  
And we love it!
It was a God send for us.
Literally!

Cameron is in the Challenge A program.
While Justin is in the Foundations and Essentials program.
CC has been a amazing addition to our homeschool.
Justin will tell you "CC changed his life!"
And he is serious.

Our campus meets on Tuesday morning from 9-3:30.
The kids participate in daily presentations as well as academic "classes".
We work on memory work and assignments
throughout the next week.
This is a new style of learning for me.  
The classical method did not fit well in my text book style.
I am learning to let go.
Kind of.

I addition to CC we are using some amazing curriculum this year.
A few of our favorites are...

Both boys are using this wonderful math program.
Anything I can use that adds computer time is a plus for my boys.
Are using grades 5,6 and 7 this year.  


We are using the Junior version.
Even with CC Justin needs a little more help in the grammar dept.
He is doing the Junior version again this year for review.
I had it, so why not?

Since Cam never had a chance to do essentials, he needs this
We use the DVD's. 
I love them! 
Anything I can find that someone else teaches is priceless to me.
Plus it only takes 21 weeks to get through the entire program.

I bought this curriculum several years ago at a homeschool convenetion.
I never opened the box. 
Actually, I did open it. 
I even cut out all the magnets and created the spelling boxes.
(That's the stuff I love to do. The hands on.  It's fun for me. Everything else.  Not so much!)
That's as far as it went. 
(I'm not the only one who buys gobs of curriculum I never use? Am I?)

The kids were doing ok with spelling.
Not to mention I already had so many other things to do.
Spelling seemed so over-rated.
I mean everyone uses spell check not.
Right!?

Apparently spelling is not a lost art. 
I decided this year that we needed to do a formal spelling program.
Thankfully I was able to just dust off the several levels of
All about spelling I already owned.
Bonus!

We actually really like it.
It works really well for both boys.
It is great for my son who has dyslexia.

I guess am going to have to do a 2 part post.
I guess I didn't realize how much stuff we actually use.
(Well, at-least what I buy and intend to use.)






 

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