Saturday, January 14, 2012

Homeschool 2012 update

We are back in session after the holiday break. 
Lila is loving reading!  I am so excited to see her progress.  She is listening to longer chapter books too which opens lots of new read alouds!  Hopefully Cody will be cooperative.

We are trying out the My Access Writing Home Edition program today.  Kyle typed in one of his papers that he wrote on Chuck Colson after reading Born Again.  It gives automatic feedback and a rewrite plan.  So far it looks good.  Mara will be trying it out too.  We have 30 days to see if we like it or not.

Last night we read Mama, Do You Love Me?  I have now read that book for 17 years in a row.  It was one of Kyle's Christmas presents when he was only 4 months old.  I plan on reading it for many more years.

We are moving through the Middle Ages - finishing up learning about the Vikings this week.  I get a little bored with some of it, but I love geography.  So, we will add in European geography as we move through the rest of this period.  We'll start with Scandanavia since that would be Viking land.  And Great Britain.  (I love travel videos of different places.) 

Our best moment this week was reading Magic Treehouse, Viking Ships at Sunrise.  Even the big kids listened and remembered when we read it years ago. 


  1. I love this glimpse into the happenings of another homeschooling family! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Visiting from Moments to Remember~we love Magic Treehouse and often combine it with our geography lessons:)

  3. The best children's books are like that, they stand the test of time.

    Stopping in from Moments to Remember.