Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Day of School, Home-style


We started our first week of homeschool last week... and really liked it! It has added great structure to our days, and has worked well with Phoebe's morning nap. I really like the focused attention with the big girls. So far they like learning, and that is good. :) We are using the dining room table, which has worked out just fine. Our first day of our HS coop is tomorrow. We'll be there for 3 1/2 hours and Hope will get choir, art, gym and science.

In case anyone is interested, we're using:
Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons (reading)
Explode the Code (phonics)
A Reason for Handwriting
Horizons Math K
History for Little Pilgrims

I did not find any of these on my own. I seem to be in the middle of a pretty great homeschooling community here in the mid-west. It seems like there are a lot of us. And a lot of practical helps for me. We don't know how long we'll do this, but for this time, its started off well, and we're having fun.