Thursday, September 19, 2013

Back to Homeschooling

Due to many reasons, we have decided to homeschool this year. We are not new to homeschooling. It has just been a while. Laney was in the second grade and Ella in preschool. When we lived in Georgia, we used Georgia Cyber Academy. The OCD part of me loved it because it was organized, delivered to my door and best of all free.  I had a wonderful teacher from GCA to call for help and guidance. The artistic and crafty teacher in me kept looking for more hands on learning to add to the curriculum. 

Although it has been  more work on my part, I was excited about choosing our own curriculum this year. Here is what we chose:

Laney 6th grade

Reading/Language Arts - Abeka( Laney had 2 years of this when she attended a private school a couple of years ago. I have also taught this curriculum.)
Spelling - Spelling Power
Math - Teaching Textbooks 7 (She is loving this!)

Ella 2nd grade

Reading/Language Arts - Abeka
Spelling - All About Spelling( Ella struggles with spelling so this has been wonderful so far!)
Math - Saxon Math 2 

Both girls

History - My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures 
                                                  Story of the World: Volume 4
 Science - Apologia Science: Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology
Health - Abeka
PE - Yoga, walking/running, sports

* Both girls are involved in a Co-Op. 
 *My mom has agreed to teach them life skills throughout the year. Their first lesson was how to plant a garden.

As we get a little more settled and in a routine, I am sure more will be added!

I can't close this post without adding First Day photos.

Yes!!!......She chose her first day outfit.....pajamas! 

We have been in school for about a month now. This is how she comes to the school room most days!

Notice anything wrong in this picture?

One wishes she could be older and the other wishes for the others workload!

Next up, I hope to share our current school room and other activities we've accomplished!


  1. Love that you posted what you are using. The Teaching Textbooks looks really cool. I kind of feel like some of what we are using is too easy.

  2. Laney is loving Teaching Textbooks. I like that it allows me time to work with Ella. Although, I wish I would have done it for Ella too. Most of the research said it was a grade level behind. She probably could have done the TT3. You find out very quickly what you like and don't like. Keep posting your ideas....I love looking at them!