So. We're thinking of selling the house unseen. Not the blog or the domain name but the actual house. I know! I know. But a little more land, a little less dirt road. A second bathroom...those would all be nice things. Especially that last one when you've got six kids and are tryin'a homeschool and people are fighting in the hallway about who needs to pee more urgently.
So the big girls and I are in "super duper fix random things we've been putting off fixing for one reason or another" mode this week. Up to and including painting furniture, apparently. I seriously smh at myself sometimes you guys.
|It was, like, 84 degrees that day. Fleece vest time, obvi.|
|Said: Put on some painting clothes. Heard: Pajama time!|
p.s. My kids are weird.
OH AND GUESS WHAT.
School starts on Tuesday? I guess? Maybe I can organize my learnin' thoughts and blog at the same time by boring you with some curric choices.
NB: Katy 8th grade ; Lizzy 7th grade ; Paul 2nd grade ; Cecilia PK4 (or whatever you wanna call it)
Life of Fred mostly. Paul is in the middle of Dogs (with a 2nd grade workbook for facts practice), Lizzy will be starting Pre-Algebra, and Katy is chomping at the bit to get going on Advanced Algebra. Cecilia has the MCP kindergarten math book which we will only do when she demands it of me.
K & L 1) will be studying 6 classic works throughout the year and doing a sort of unit study/book club thing with them. This is a work in progress. Hey, I've still got...days to figure it out. 2) We'll continue with our poetry memorization and recitation. 3) and once weekly we'll work out of Winston grammar.
Paul has some CHC 2nd grade LA materials like the speller and the grammar book. We'll do read alouds as well- me reading to him, him reading to me.
Cecilia has already started Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons but only because she insisted over the summer that she must learn how to read this very instant.
This will be happening at our co-op and for that can I get a wut wut? For the bigs, this from CHC. For Paul, Classically Catholic Memory.
Pause! HVAC guy is here! Vamos a la basement! Viva insane ideas!
Okay, what other subjects are there? Um....
We're going to continue with Story of the World and be careful and discussiony-like when it comes to the Reformation bits. We also have Old World And America and A Little History of the World. Combine these with Paul's co-op CCM and the big girls' monthly saint research projects and we'll be fine. No one is even in high school yet.
Paul- I haven't decided if we're going to homeschool prep for FHC or if he'll be going to our parish's CCD classes. They're going to be doing the second level of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for his age group, and I'm really excited about that, but I'm not excited about having an obligation until 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights for the whole school year. Don't forget he's also doing CCM at co-op, so....we'll see.
K & L- monthly saint research projects (these are very unit study-y, so they cover a lot of ground for us) + Fr. Robert Barron's Catholicism series. And, you know, going to Mass and having our elaborate late night discussions, especially in the winter. Those are my fave.
Paul: TBD Let's not get too crazy. And don't forget CCM. CCM all the things!
K: Latin with Dr. Ron Muller at our co-op; a music history and theory virtual class; piano practice; Mark Kistler's Draw Squad; Performing in the HPA production of A Little Princess.
L: Spanish via virtual class; Piano practice; one hour of a middle school CCM class at our co-op; Art history via virtual class; Performin in the HPA Kids fall production.
C and P will both be using handwriting books from Handwriting without Tears. Letters and Numbers for Me for Cecilia (I also used this book with Paul), and Printing Power for Paul.
K&L will continue to practice their cursive when they copy their poetry.
CCM & The Complete National Geographic DVD set
I'll spare you a seventh take after all that rambling. Thanks for letting me bore you with all that so I could check "organize school stuff for a few seconds" off today's list.
|I need to take more pics of The Bat (Chombat the Wombat) but until then, I leave you with this preciousness.|