We started school this week!
I was scared to make big plans and make lessons that I wasn't sure were going to work for us so I figured we would just start and learn by trial and error. So far that is going great! I haven't wasted any time making lesson plans or writing out strict schedules to follow. I just try it out and if it works I write it down. Now, I am only on day 2, so I don't know if this approach is going to continue to work or not, but I like it so far!
The boys are loving My Fathers World. Here are a few of the things we worked on today:
Kyle found a globe ball at the Dollar General and I used it to cut up and show the boys how and why maps can be distorted compared to globes. It really helped them "get" it. ( I need to remember to take more pictures!)
We also worked on our John 3:16 poster! Tyler said, "This is fun Mom", which I never heard from him when we did A Beka!
Math is going as well as can be expected. I am not really impressed with the DIVE dvd. I think the guy teaching could make things a little clearer and go along more with what is in the book. We'll use it for a while longer and see if things get better!