Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oh my addiction to books, it is a good thing we homeschool it gives me more excuses to buy (like I needed one)!! I found a good load of books while down at my moms last week, most from a garage sale but some at the Deseret Industries. This should help fuel our summer reading craze!!
Our Oak Meadow books arrived but I have not even gotten them out of the box, mostly because of the crazy busyness of this summer, partly because it's not time to think of that stuff yet, and some lingering doubt as I find my brain thinking about curriculum and trying to listen to the spirit! :)

I've also been thinking about making another planning book, this is really a great help to me through the school year. And as dorky as I am I get all excited about what photo to choose for the new book! :) Yea total dork...


This summer we have done something we have never done before... workbooks. Yea crazy, we have never been a workbook kind of homeschool but the kids are enjoying the books and I think they are getting reinforcement where it is needed and will then hopefully not forget the skills they have gained but not be overwhelmed and burnt out for school to start. :)

We were thinking of ether starting school officially at the beginning of August because Dan *was* going to have September off so we were going to travel and camp and have some MUCH needed Dad time. But he's a pilot and the only constant is change and it looks like our September plans are out the door. We'll see, but I guess that is part of the reason we homeschool... flexibility! :)

I found this this week and thought it might be fun to do with the kids after the boys get home from scout camp. Plus we have a couple new mysteries up there in my book pile that would go along nicely!!


Anonymous said...

reading about your schooling reminds me to tell you that they are going back to half-day K in Naug! I am SO relieved for Mimi! They better not change it on me again, she starts K the following year! Love, Lisa

Danna said...

I am so glad Lisa, but bummer they did not figure this out a year earlyer for Max! Love you!! XOXOXOX

Heather said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. I was searching information on Oak Meadows vs Christopherus because we are trying to choose what would be best for our family. Our daughter is 4, she will be 5 in February.

I recently went to an info session for a online school k12 but I did not feel right about it. It is basically public school, but from home.

So I went back to the idea of Oak Meadow, which we originally felt very drawn to.

Anyways, my point is that I have enjoyed reading your experience with OM because it further validates how we want our daughter to learn. Thanks for sharing! :)

Danna said...

Thanks Heather, I am glad you have enjoyed my crazy ramblings!! ;) So your daughter will be doing K? OM K is alot of fun, I have some great memories of the K activites with my kids! There is a good amount of K stuff here if your looking for it!
Thanks for reading!