For the past few weeks I’ve been evaluating our school progress and what will be coming up for us this next year. We homeschool year round, so we’ve had a few breaks this summer, but for the most part have carried on as usual.
We will be wrapping up our American History with two essay projects and then moving back into Ancient History to start all over again. Our official change of the school year is usually January, but we start some things earlier, some later, depending on when we are ready to move on.
We are finishing up chemistry and doing astronomy again this year. I first thought that repeating some of the things I did with my girls in first, second and third grade would be tedious and boring, but I find I’m looking forward to doing these subjects again, learning more and digging deeper as well as introducing them to my younger crowd.
One thing I’m really enjoying is my big girls getting old enough to research essay projects and read books along with me. We read the first Hunger Games book this summer and I’m making a list of more books we’ll want to read together this year.
My son loves video games and today I’ve been researching educational apps that will satisfy that need to play games as well as help him learn a few things. I really like the little speller spelling app and the chalkboard math app appeals to my need for a straightforward, simple teaching app and its customizable.
What are your favorite educational apps?
Naturally the preschooler wants to be involved in it all. She is at the table with us every day usually painting, playing with her magnet dolls or coloring, but sometimes being a pest. I spent a couple of days with her starting Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and she wants to do more of it all the time. I’m not ready to start school with her, but it looks like I have no choice. There’s no holding her back!