Friday, April 20, 2012

Navy Week!

 Today the whole family got to go on a field trip together! I was excited because I normally go alone with the boys because Kyle is usually in class. Right now the Navy has several ships in port to commemorate the War of 1812 and we toured 2 of them this morning. We had never been on a working ship before, only ones taken out of commission, like the USS Kidd.
This was actually taken on campus on Thursday...the Blue Angels have a show this weekend and were practicing right over us! They practiced for several hours-it was great!

The first boat we toured.

The flags were just for decoration. Each flag stands for a letter of the alphabet, but they aren't in any kind of order here.

This was a really fancy gun that was operated by a computer in another part of the ship. It shoots 4500 rounds per minute.

The Freckle King!

Playing around on one of the big guns : )

Colby loved this part : )

Aiming for New Orleans!

A good looking civilian I found on the ship ; )

They wear the mitt to pick up the spent shells from the 50 caliber guns on board.

Blue Angels right over campus on Friday : ) Hope the show doesn't get rained out tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Homeschool Curriculum 2012-2013

I think I have finally decided which homeschool curriculums we will be using next year. I've been researching it for the past couple of weeks and here is what I have come up with.

By subject:

   -Volume 1. Everyone will be using this curriculum, on separate levels of course ; ) I will probably get the lapbook and notebooking downloads that go along with this curriculum. Be sure to join the MOH Yahoo group for great ideas that go with the curriculum!

   -Tyler (8th grade)- Exploring Creation with Biology
   -Aidan and Jackson (2nd & 3rd)-Exploring Creation with Astronomy I will also be using the notebooking journals that go along with this curriculum.

-Math U See-
   -Tyler (8th grade)- Pre-Algebra
   -Colby (7th grade)- Zeta
   -Aidan and Jackson (2nd & 3rd)- Beta

   -Tyler-Learning Language Arts Through Literature- The Grey book
   -Colby- Learning Language Arts Through Literature- The Green book
   -Aidan and Jackson-First Language Lessons Book 3

   -Wordly Wise- Books 2,3,7, and 8

-Handwriting- (For Aidan and Jackson only)
   -Getty Dubay- Book B and C

   -First Form Latin  (For Tyler and Colby only)

I think we are going to use our BSF materials for Bible.

 I am excited about all this new curriculum! Tyler and Colby had started this past year with Switched on Schoolhouse which worked really well for Tyler, but not so much for Colby. We had to switch him  to something else mid year. Although Tyler has enjoyed SOS he has asked to go back to regular books this year. I used KONOS with Aidan and Jackson this year but I think that curriculum just wasn't a good fit for us. Thanks for reading! Make sure to check out my Homeschool Lesson Planner!

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