Friday, August 13, 2010

There's good news...

And then there's good news and even then, there's more good news. For some of you this will be old news. Let me break it down for you:
1. Our house sold. (!!!)

2. Jason is working again. :D

3. We got this beautiful hutch for waaaay cheap on craigslist. I know that's not that big of a deal to most, but it is to me. It's actually real furniture. Like the kind that is NOT from Ikea and does not require assembly. Not there's anything wrong with that kind...
So I'm pretty darn happy right now. And thankful. So much stress is gone. I'm sure we'll find a way to obtain some more stress at a later date but for now I'm just smiling.
On another note, we start first grade soon. For my homeschool peeps (I always enjoy seeing these) here is our curriculum and loose scedule and sorry for my lack of linking - if you have a question feel free to ask:

Power-Glide Spanish - A gift from a homeschooling mom who's kids are almost all grown. So fun!
Singapore Math
Story of the World History - Ancient Times
WTM Early Language Lessons
Sequential Spelling
Handwriting Without Tears
Science - Hannah is taking a physical science class at her charter school as well as another class based on The Magic Tree House books. Of course some good old fashioned nature walks are planned for observation. Note-taking and sketches encouraged.
Poetry - A Child's Garden of Verses - Robert Louis Stevenson
For fun: Art/Drawing - Draw Write Now & Usborne Big Book of things to Draw
For our Faith: daily scripture readings and some copy work and memory verses. We have a great program that a friend from our parish has created called PATH that she works on as well.

Some unit study/themes with Lit. picks we are planning to read:

Theme: A Good Attitude - we'd like to start the year out glad! ;)
On the Banks of Plum Creek

Theme: A.A. Milne
A couple of Pooh stories
Now We Are Six

Theme: E.B. White
Stewart Little
Trumpet of the Swan

Theme: Wintertime/Nativity
A Christmas Carol
Prepare O Bethleham
Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Theme: Animals
James Herriot Treasury for Children

Theme: Kenneth Graham
Wind in the Willows
The Reluctant Dragon

Theme: Spring/Garden
The Secret Garden

Theme: Art
Camille & the Sunflowers
Katie Meets the Impressionists
Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children

Theme:Lewis Carrol
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Jabberwocky and other poetry

So God willing we'll do at least half of all this! :)


Blogger Jamie said...

Looks great! I love the pic of you sitting right in front of your brand new hutch!!

11:42 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

That's so nice! So glad to hear the good news!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Maria Nichole Ham said...

The hutch looks beautiful! I'm so glad you found it!

Love your plans for Hannah! She is going to learn so much...I can't wait to make school year plans for my kids (God willing!)! God grant Hannah (and you) a good school year!

p.s. we did Handwriting Without Tears too...there were still tears though :P

10:00 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...


that last comment made me laugh maria. hannah asked why i was laughing and then really wanted to know why that book made you cry. lol!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

your post inspired me to write down at least a month worth of lessons. That got thrown out the window last week, though.
We still had a good first day though : )

6:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

It sounds like life is good :) Your homeschooling plan looks great. I hope it goes well.

6:32 PM  

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