Thursday, March 01, 2007

Well "RE" week went pretty well, the bought curriculum got thrown out the window (soon to be eBay), I think Dan is a little scared about the money we spent on it. I was also hesitant to stop using it for that reason too, but it is just too important of a job to do it with mediocre curriculum. That may sound harsh, it just did not work for our family, and the important job of educating these little ones! So I think we will fall back on what we felt right about first; A Thomas Jefferson Education. It is not a curriculum, more of a ... philosophy? I am not sure that is the correct word. Anyway the reason I went looking for a curriculum was I was afraid of the responsibility of doing it my self. But I believe this is what the Lord wants for our kids, so basically; God, Family, Country, and good literature. There are so many other words I could use, but we will suffice with these. There is a new book out about TJed, so another thing for me to save for. :) Maybe after I sell the other curriculum I can buy a couple of these books I have been wanting for our homeschool. :) So I highly recommend reading the book A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille, good stuff!

So the night before last we finished "The Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it was a hit with the boys, even when I thought they were not paying attention they were. There were many mornings that they played pretend that sounded alot like what we had read the night before! Last night we started "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl, I was afraid when we started it that maybe it was a little too scary for the boys, especially Riley. But he loved it, when I was going to stop he asked for a little more! So we will see how this goes. Now I have to think of another book after this, any ideas are welcome! :)

And I am reading this! :) Among other things! :) I know it is the summary not the real book, but the real book is like 200+ pages, that is alot to print out on my sad printer!

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