Hi, I'm new to this thread.
We are in our 3rd year of hs, my boys are 8 and just-turned 3. We officially started this past Monday, but we're easing in and not starting everything all at the same time this year. So far, we've done 4 days of math, 2 days of handwriting, 1 day each of spelling, history, and his extras from co-op. Next week we're adding in the language arts, and probably the week after adding science and Latin until we're full-throttle. Reading is year-round for us.
Here's what we're using this year:Math
- Teaching Textbooks 4 & MEPGrammar
- BJU English 3Writing
- Writing Tales (We didn't like the BJU writing units last year)Spelling
- Spelling Workout CHandwriting
- learning cursive; just doing similar groups of letters to start (lowercase l, e, b, etc, then i, j, u, w, etc.)History
- SOTW3, Early Modern Times, Activity Book & narrations/copyworkScience
- WTM method, using Atoms & Molecules 1&2 with Usborne spines and science journal, experiments, extra booksLatin
- Latin for Children A, but we also have Prima Latina. Not sure which way we'll go yet, but we're going to do this one as a family, everyone on the same page. Reading
- Pulling from Charlotte Mason & 1000 Good Books list, currently reading Call of the Wild.Logic
- I am still unsure of what to do for logic, but a poster in one of my hs email groups just offered up a couple of books free, so I'm going to check those out tomorrow. I'm guessing this will be more of a fun thing, since the kid loves puzzles and such, because I haven't really researched as much as I probably should have.
Then on Thursdays, he does a 5-class co-op for most of the day. This takes care of the things that we usually PLAN to do, then never get around to actually doing. Pricey, but worth it b/c I have chronic acute homeschool mommy guilt about that kind of stuff, lol. That's an official bona fide disease, if you didn't know.
Anyway, at this co-op, he is in 2nd-4th grade/aged groups and is taking:Pencil Drawing, Tennis, Beginner Guitar, ASL, and PE.
He started this week and loves PE and getting to eat lunch with a roomful of kids.
I have to admit that my 3 year old seems to enjoy going to the grocery store much more b/c he doesn't have to share the iphone while I shop, lol. And I kind of enjoyed only buying one full-price drink at Starbucks, too.
It was very weird for him to not be around almost all day long, though.
With the 3yo, we're just coloring, reading, learning shapes and songs and how we shouldn't throw our food from the table to the dog.
Add to those things scouts, little league fall ball, playdates, 2 hs "field trip" groups, and the Y and we look like one of those always-on-the-go families. However, I'm a devout stay-home-in-our-jammies-all-day kind of girl at heart, so we do that as often as we can, too.
Here's to a great "no whining" year for all!