Sunday, September 11, 2011

Little Red School House

The little red school house officially began the 2011-2012 school year on September 6th. Enrolled 1 Junior, 1 freshman, 1 preschooler, 1 toddler, and one very cute baby. Our graduate has moved home and is living with us full time for the first time in five years. We are so enjoying having her here!

Junior is taking; Notgrass Economics, Abeka English 11, Math U See geometry, Rossetta Stone Italian Level 2, Harp, and Art. For science we are writing our own curriculum as we go which we are calling A Year In The Garden.

Freshman is taking; Notgrass American History, Abeka 9 English, Saxon Algebra 1, Rossetta Stone Italian Level 2, Apolgia Biology, continuing piano and playing football for a local Christian school.

Preschooler: We are following theme weeks. For example September was scarecrows, the harvest, apples and autumn. We will be going on a field trip to an apple orchard after the apple unit. I am also using Little Hands to Heaven and The Preschool Calender. Toddler is participating with preschooler as much as she can. Can I just say that I love preschool! Its so easy and the kids enjoy it so much!

Without co-op, without my nieces to babysit, and without an April travel schedule this year I was able to plan in flex days. If we don't use them we get a weeks vacation every four weeks. Of course we used our first one the second day of school to take a field trip to a living history museum.