Monday, August 5, 2013

Getting Ready for School

Usually getting ready for school means

  • Franticly looking for school supply lists for the appropriate school and grade.
  • Franticly shopping for clothes, and shoes in stores that are already crazy picked over.
  • Trying to calm down frantic kiddos that are suffering last minute nerves about a new school year.
  • Sadly saying goodbye to summer vacation.
  • Basically just a ton of frantic-ness, if that's a word.

This year is going to be a little bit different

  • We aren't mourning the passing of summer.
  • We have opted out of frantic school shopping. We'll get more clothes and shoes when we need them.
  • The kids aren't having anxiety over a the new school year.
  • This year we are making our own school supply list.

Why is this year different?  This is the year that we start homeschooling.

We have toyed with the idea for years, but this is the year we actually do it. The kiddos have already started doing their math, and they are super hyped about getting started in our curriculum this year.  We are planning on starting early this year since it might take us a bit to figure out the groove that works best for us.

Our math curriculum that we are going with is  I had my math teacher friend, Awesome Kristie, look over it for me.  She gave it two thumbs up.  It is a fully online program.  I like it because I can hop on with my parents login every evening, and check up on their progress.  How they did that day with lessons, what they perhaps struggled with, and I can also set up quizzes for them. The kiddos LOVE it, but that might be because they get to do it on our iPads.

Our curriculum that we are going to be doing is through  They are an LDS based accredited curriculum.  We just got it in over the weekend, and I'm beyond excited to get started with it.  I love that it incorporates scripture into all the lessons in ways that I never would have thought to apply to our everyday life.  

We are excited about the freedom that we are going to have this year.  The fun that we will be having with our homeschool buddies, and the many awesome field trips that we will be able to take.  This year is going to be great.

1 comment:

  1. This is Amanda. I haven't heard of that curriculum before. I had only heard of one other lds based one. I'll have to check it out. Just in case you didn't know, we've been homeschooling the past year. We started this week too! I'm not going to lie, it's hard. But we love it and its a perfect fit for us right now.