Monday, August 2, 2010

Not Back to School Blog Hop

Not Back to School Blog Hop

Heart of the Matter Online is hosting a blog hop this month, Not Back to School. This week is dedicated to curriculum. I think it's fun to poke around and see what other homeschoolers are using for their kiddos. Plus, it's always great to meet other moms like me and share some encouragement along the way.

My kids are only a grade apart, so we're doing several subjects together. Both of them will be using:

Bible: Word of Life Children's Club curriculum, Proverbs study
History: Mystery of History, Volume 1
Science: Exploring Creation with Astronomy and Christian Kids Explore Earth and Space
Language Arts: First Language Lessons, Level 3
Art: Art & the Bible for Children
Spelling: Sequential Spelling, Level 1
Reading: various read-alouds to go along with other subjects

Mr. Lego will be using BJUP's 4th grade math and the Princess with be using 3rd grade.

I also put together unit studies and lapbooks throughout the year. They will both keep a science notebook, which they love to do. And we will start a timeline to go along with our MOH studies.

I'm hoping to start next week, depending on hubby's travel schedule and other events. I'm really excited about this year, more so than the previous 3 years. Both children know how to read well and I'm looking forward to them becoming more independent.


  1. Hmmmm, it seems a lot of use on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop will be using Mystery of History this year. Such a great book. Thanks for sharing on the NOT Back-to-School blog hop.

  2. MOH, vol. 1 users here too, along with Apologia also. Going to check out your other science link, sounds interesting. Your plan sounds great!

  3. MOH, Apologia here too. We are using the first two levels of FLL as well, and I am thinking of replacing our 8th graders Grammar with it if they have a level that high.
    Have a great year!