Friday, June 21, 2013

Homeschooling Update

As we move toward to end of June most kids are done with, or finishing school for the year.  But not us!  We have made the decision a while ago to continue our home school year round.

This allows us to be super flexible throughout the year.  If we want to take a week break - then we do!  An un-planned field trip opportunity comes up - we take it!  If we want to go off on a tangent for a month - then we do!  No stress allowed.

Year round schooling also allows us to keep moving forward instead of playing catch up after an extended break.  This is one thing I despised as a public school teacher.

Homeschooling is a part of our routine.  This is one of the times though out the day that I enjoy most with the kids.  I think we might feel a little lost without our school time while we're home.

Currently Keanan is about 1/3 of the way through his Kindergarten curriculum with My Father's World.  I am absolutely loving this, and he is amazing me with how much he is learning.  This week is D for dinosaur! We have done/are planning to do lots of fun dinosaur activities including digging for bones and going to the science center in Seattle to see the dinosaur exhibit.  Each unit has fun activities related to the theme like these.

Kyla is following right along with the All About Reading Level Pre-1 curriculum and really getting a grasp on her letters and sounds.

I'm excited for the weeks and year to come!

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