Well, I decided to order First Language Lessons 3 for ds#1. We've been doing FLL 1 with the whole family, but as I plan on starting more formal Latin in the spring (Latin for Children), I wanted to get ds#1 a bit more advanced with his grammar a bit more quickly. So, it should be here tomorrow.
I also found Michael Clay Thompson language arts materials
. Oh, I need to stop clicking on links on other boards.
I think we'll start the first package either after FLL 3 or maybe FLL 4 (I haven't decided). I also found Life of Fred math
, which I love! So, I think that is where we are headed after Miquon.
For today, though, we are doing nothing. The other two boys have been watching copious amounts of the Science Channel (and right now as program on the deep sea on the History Channel), and ds#3 is watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
I have been sick with a cold since Sunday. Yesterday I didn't feel well nor was I in a good mood, but we got through all our work except Latin. Today I don't feel well, but I'm in a much better mood, and we aren't doing anything. (Probably should have switched the two days.
) We will go to the library and park later, which will get the TV off (and I think I'll encourage out-door play before the sun sets while I string Christmas lights on the artificial tree we put in the front yard).
Oh, and I think I am reverting to history nice-and-simple, a la the original Well Trained Mind recommendations. We have been using History Odyssey with Story of the World, and I've been trying to fit it all in, and I'm tired of that. We love listening to SOTW, and I think I'm just going back to the basics: read the chapter from SOTW, read any supplemental books that I can find/want to read from the library, do an occasional narration and/or copywork exercise based on the subject and probably a map page as I already have H.O., and then move on. It's really a survey of world history, in my point of view, and eventually when they are older, we'll get more in-depth with it. But, I think for now, that is what we'll do. At least that plan makes me feel much less anxious about it all.
If there's a particular chapter that really piques our interest, then we might stick there a bit longer. Oh, and as we will *finally* be done with Middle Ages right after the New Year (or sooner if we just keep reading the chapters), I also need to fit in reading from History of US by Joy Hakim and A Young Person's History of the U.S. by Howard Zinn while we do Early-Modern Times. If I had to do all that with the feeling of needing to do all of H.O. (or even do all of the SOTW activity guide), I think I'd go nuts!